Santa Rosa overpowers Rattlers

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Santa Rosa overpowered the Rattlers 43-6 to claim the District 2-2A title. Rattler coach Dub Smith said, “Santa Rosa is a very fine team. They go into the first round undefeated. We played hard during the first half but we made some mistakes, fumbled twice. With a team like [...]

District title up for grabs

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The district 2-2A football championship is set. The (4-5) Tucumcari Rattlers will face off against the (9-0) Santa Rosa Lions. The game will be at 7 p.m. at Santa Rosa. Coach Dub Smith said, “This is a longtime rivalry — the I-40 shoot out. Since I have been coach, [...]

Rattlers rake homecoming win against Estancia

The Tucumcari Rattlers culminated their week of basketball with a homecoming win against the Estancia Bears on Friday. Contributing to the final score of 52-41, Nathan McDonald led the Rattlers with 15 points. To kick off the game, the Rattlers started fast scoring 14 unanswered points. Defensively, the Rattlers held the Bears scoreless until 1:53 [...]

First district games dominated by Santa Rosa

By Albert Trujillo: QCS Friday’s night full of basketball featured the first district game for Tucumcari against the Lions. As Santa Rosa visited the “Snake Pit,” the first game of the evening was the junior varsity girls. Tucumcari held a 10 point lead at halftime 21-11 and at the end of the third quarter led [...]

Rattlers thrown by the Lions

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It’s tricky business figuring out the Santa Rosa misdirection offense. For Tucumcari on Friday night, shutting down the Lions took a full half to do. And that was enough for Santa Rosa (8-0, 1-0 in 2-2A) to pad a 28-7 lead over the host Rattlers en route to a big district victory. In a battle [...]

Rattlers face equally undefeated Lions on Friday

By Paul Lyon: QCS staff This week introduces the Tucumcari Rattlers’ (8-0) biggest challenge in the 2005-06 season so far — the Santa Rosa Lions (7-0). Both teams have survived unscathed and will be going head to head Friday at the Tucumcari home field. This will be the second district game for the Rattlers, after [...]

Lions sweep Rattlers in two close games

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Santa Rosa Lions swept a doubleheader Tuesday from the Tucumcari Rattlers (3-5) on a chilly, blustery evening in Tucumcari. Rattler coach Anthony Alarcon said his Rattlers are still a good, solid team despite their 0-2 district record. Game 1 It took eight innings for Santa Rosa to finish [...]

Lions inch out Rattlers

William Thompson The Tucumcari Rattlers, down by 12 at the half, stormed back to within three with two minutes to go Tuesday night, but the Lions scored the final five points to win 54-46. Justin Galvan, playing one of his best games, scored 17 points. During one stretch in the fourth quarter, he was the [...]

Rattlers lose to Santa Rosa

William Thompson Friday’s game against Santa Rosa was not decided until the final minutes, but Tucumcari fell short at home, 71-60. A large, vocal crowd was on hand to watch the heated rivalry between the two I-40 foes. Early on the Santa Rosa fans had much to cheer about as the Lions took a quick [...]

Rattlers win district title

By Ryan Lengerich On fourth down and 35-yards from the end zone with 7 seconds left in the game, a desperation heave into the end zone seemed to be Santa Rosa’s only hope. It may have been. Lions sophomore running back Steven Vigil got the call on a misdirection to the weak side and turned [...]