Rattlers pound Mora

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers won their first district game on Friday against Mora 68-0. The Rattlers offense scored 38 unanswered points in the first quarter. Mora’s offense gained only one first down throughout the game. The Rattlers’ junior varsity players took over after the varsity squad took a 38-0 lead. […]

Rattlers to face 0-5 Mora

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun If trends hold true this week, the Tucumcari Rattlers should have no problems in their final home football game of the regular season. Tucumcari (2-5) opens district play Friday night when it hosts the Mora Rangers, mired in an 0-5 season with their second coach of the year. The […]

Rattlers crush Mora

QCS Staff MORA — Three minutes after it started, Tucumcari’s first football game of the season was over. The Rattlers averaged a touchdown a minute to go up 20 points, then cruised to an easy 61-0 victory Saturday over Mora. Coach Dub Smith said the Rattlers’ first-string offense only ran five plays before the game got […]

Rattlers lose two at Santa Rosa Invite

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari vs. Estancia The Rattlers baseball team lost 8-1 Thursday morning to the Estancia Bears at Santa Rosa field. Rattler Coach Anthony Alarcon said Tucumcari was in good shape until the fifth inning. “It was snowing when we started playing. It was a pitcher’s duel until the fifth inning,” […]

Rattlers trounce Mora Rangers

William Thompson An explosive first half by the Tucumcari High School football team was too much for the outmanned Mora Rangers Friday night at Rattler Stadium as Tucumcari won easily 42-6. Head Coach Dub Smith was pleased with the Rattlers’ first-half play. “I think we have the makings of a really good football team,” said […]

Rattlers take on Mora Rangers Friday

William Thompson Tucumcari High School football coach Dub Smith sounded confident about his team’s chances against the Class A Mora Rangers Friday Night at 7 p.m. “They (Mora) don’t have a lot of numbers as far as players,” said Smith, “but they did play Santa Rosa close last year. They will probably be throwing the […]

Baseball team headed to Albuquerque

William Thompson Nearly 100 Rattler supporters turned out to see the Tucumcari High School baseball team defeat the Mora Rangers 6-5 to advance to the state tournament in Albuquerque next week. Joseph Hurley hit the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the seventh inning. Hurley had been in a hitter’s slump in recent games, but […]