Rattlers hopeful going into 2A playoffs

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers will meet the Lordsburg Mavericks today in the first round of the 2007 AA State Tournament. The Rattlers seniors are determined to bring home a state title. The Rattlers have not advanced beyond the first round in the last four years. “We got the route we […]

Rattlers headed for state-title game

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QCS Staff Tucumcari dominated the line of scrimmage on Saturday and the Rattlers are headed for the state-championship football game for the second time in four years. The Rattlers rolled up 330 rushing yards, limited Lordsburg to 29 yards on the ground, and upended the Mavericks, 19-6, on Saturday at Rattler Stadium. Tucumcari will play […]

Tucumcari vs. Lordsburg promises defensive game

By Martha Frost: QCS staff Tucumcari faces Lordsburg in the football semifinals at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Rattler Stadium. Last weekend Tucumcari, seeded third, defeated Crownpoint 37-6 while Lordsburg, seeded second, defeated Eunice 35-7 in the 2005 Class AA football quarterfinals. Lordsburg’s Head Coach Louie Baisa had only this to say about the upcoming […]

Rattlers face Crownpoint in Gallup

By Martha Frost: QCS staff Tucumcari, seeded third, faces sixth-seeded Crownpoint at Gallup on Friday at 7 p.m. in the quarterfinals of the 2005 Class AA State Football Championship tournament. The winner of the Tucumcari-Crownpoint match will play the winner of the Eunice-Lordsburg game next week in the semifinals. “If we win against Crownpoint Friday, […]

Rattlers go to state

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School baseball team (13-7) faces the Tularosa Wildcats (16-5) at 1 p.m. Monday in the first round of the state tournament at La Cueva High School in Albuquerque. The two teams have a couple of shared opponents in Estancia and Lordsburg. The Rattlers lost to Lordsburg […]

Rattlers lose squeaker to Lordsburg

William Thompson The Lordsburg Mavericks defeated the Tucumcari Rattlers 15-14 in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday to end Tucumcari’s hopes of a state baseball championship in Albuquerque. The Rattler hitters displayed a knack for big hits at the right moments, but the solid hitting was not enough to make up for several crucial […]