Middle school Rattlers finish unbeaten

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By Ryan Lengerich Under the guide of two second year coaches, the Tucumcari Middle School football team finished their season undeafeated. Head coach Ed Encinias and assistant coach Brian Dunlap guided the team to a perfect 7-0 season. “I imagine this team will stand out for a lot of years to come,” Dunlap said. TMS […]

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George F. Fredericks George F. Fredericks, 82, died Sept. 28, 2003 at Laurel Hill Nursing Home. He was born Feb. 19, 1921 in Rockaway, N. J. Mr. Fredericks was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church of Tucumcari. He served his country in the U.S. Army and Army Aircorps during World War II. Mr. Fredericks […]

Two games, two wins, Rattlers 101, opponents 0

By Ryan Lengerich Questa’s Justin Martinez thought he had the angle. But as he lunged to make the tackle on Tucumcari junior Chris McCasland, the Rattlers star delivered a devastating stiff arm sending Martinez to sideline turf. McCasland cruised into the endzone for his second punt return touchdown of the half. Still stomach first on […]

Spelling Bee a chance of a lifetime for Tucumcari teen

Learning a lesson in responsibility won Tucumcari Middle School seventh-grader Michael Martinez the trip of a lifetime. Martinez recently represented eastern New Mexico at the 76th Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. after winning the regional competition in Clovis after correctly spelling “diadem,” which means “a crown of jewels, specifically worn as a […]