Ethelyne McCasland Clifton

Ethelyne McCasland Clifton, 74, of Melrose died Feb. 5, 2004 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Santa Fe. Ethelyne Clifton was born in Grady June 12, 1929 to Lester and Orial Hendricks McCasland. She graduated from Melrose High School and married Hoyt Clifton May 6, 1943. She was a wife, mother and grandmother. In addition she [...]

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 [...]

Commissioners discuss bridge

TV Hagenah Quay County Commissioners say they and their constituents are upset about just how long it is taking the State of New Mexico to respond to the barricaded bridge on old Route 66 over Revuelto Creek between San Jon and Tucumcari. At the Jan 12 Quay County Commission meeting held at the county courthouse, [...]

Rattler winning streak falls

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari Rattlers are no longer undefeated, but it took one of the best teams in the state, Pecos, to beat them, and it was a battle for Pecos squad to hold down the Rattlers. In fact, the Rattlers went two for three over the weekend at the Lion Classic Invitational tournament in [...]

Rattlers make all district teams, (complete list here)

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QCS Reports Eleven different Rattlers were placed on the District 2, all-district first or second team for the 2003 season. Senior A.J. Molinas and junior Chris McCasland made the team at three different positions, which was more than any other players. “I was extremely pleased,” said Rattlers coach Dub Smith. “I was hoping that the [...]

Fumbling Rattlers shut out Estancia

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By Ryan Lengerich On the road to the 2002 State Championship, the Rattlers’ opened last season with three consecutive shutout wins. Tucumcari (3-0) repeated that feat Friday night as junior quarterback Chris McCasland scored all three Rattler touchdowns in a 24-0 victory against Estancia (0-2) at Rattler stadium. Despite seven fumbles for the Rattler offense, [...]

Rookie QB ready for first snap

By Ryan Lengerich Last season as wide receiver junior Chris McCasland was the feature target for Rattlers quarterback Sam Nunn. Now as quarterback he assumes a new role — as every opposing defensive player’s feature target. Raised in Tucumcari, McCasland developed as a wide receiver throughout grade school. After a short stint as running back [...]