Rattlers face rivals

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Thomas Garcia The Longhorns will host Menaul to decide the district 1 8-man champion while the Rattlers travel to Santa Rosa to force a tie in district 2-2A football.

Touney begins with Rattlers’ wins

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By TV Hagenah The first round of the 2003 edition of the Route 66 Holiday Basketball Tournament is history and both the boys’ and girls’ varsity squads of Tucumcari are alive and well and in the winner’s bracket. Boys In their Thursday evening game, the Tucumcari Rattlers dominated their first round Elida opponents outscoring and [...]

Rattlers don’t want ‘big head’

By Ryan Lengerich The Tucumcari football team battles Questa Friday in what should be this season’s final tuneup. The Rattlers (1-0) meet Questa (0-1), 7 p.m. Friday at Rattler Stadium. The two team’s opening games were blowouts with Tucumcari giving a beating and Questa taking one. Clayton steamed into Questa and bounced the home team [...]

Coach has team focused on first game, not another championship

By Ryan Lengerich The top of each Rattler player’s four-inch wide by 11-inch long card reads “Rattler game preparation schedule” followed by a blank space. Hand written in each space is the name of Friday’s opponent — Menaul. Since this season’s first practice, Rattler players have used the cards to track lifting statistics and workouts [...]