Hutchins signs on to play football at NMMI

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A local senior signs a letter of intent to play football for the New Mexico Military Institute Broncos this fall. Alex Hutchins, a senior at Tucumcari High School was surrounded by his parents, Daniel and Darla Hutchins and members of the coaching staff Wednesday as he signed the letter […]

Drew White to join NMMI football

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Rattler senior Drew White signed his letter-of-intent for New Mexico Military Institute at Roswell Wednesday night. Surrounded by his friends and family, at a dinner celebration at the Pow-Wow, White’s father Ben White gave a short speech about Drew’s hard work and determination to come back from surgery and […]

Wrestlers grapple in own tournament

TV Hagenah Saturday saw the reintroduction of a wrestling tradition that had slipped away in recent years. The Tucumcari Invitational Wrestling Tournament took place Saturday and saw wrestlers from five different schools competing for the top positions in the different weight categories. The schools were: Moriarty, Roswell High School, New Mexico Military Institute, Goddard High […]

Rattlers face tough test at Texico

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team comes off a loss to NMMI and now must face defending Class A state champion Texico Friday night. The Wolverines are 4-0, and they have already beaten Clayton 47-7 this season. Rattler assistant coach John Span said the Rattlers will have their work cut out for them. […]

Rattlers fall to NMMI

William Thompson The New Mexico Military Institute football team scored two quick touchdowns to open the second half as they put away the Tucumcari Rattlers 58-36 at Tucumcari’s homecoming. Rattler Coach Dub Smith remained optimistic about his team after the game. “Our kids did not quit,” said Smith. “We were a little overmatched tonight because […]

Rattlers prepare for NMMI

William Thompson Tucumcari High School’s head football coach Dub Smith must prepare his team for the toughest game so far this season. The Rattlers are studying their opponent, New Mexico Military Institute, amidst all the hoopla of homecoming week. “We are going to try to focus on the ballgame rather than the distractions of homecoming,” […]

Rattlers head east

The Tucumcari High School football team is looking to go 3-0 for the season when the Estancia Bears host the Rattlers Friday Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Tucumcari has beaten Mora 42-6 and Crownpoint 42-8. Estancia is 0-2, with losses to NMMI and Laguna. Coach Mike Draper of Estancia said his Bears must contain Tucumcari’s […]

Rattlers regroup after defeat

By Ryan Lengerich The Rattlers aren’t getting any healthier. Entering last Friday’s game against the New Mexico Military Institute, senior running back Rob McClelland was out with a knee problem, starting sophomore quarterback Chris McCasland spent the night fighting a weak ankle and senior lineman Joe Sisneros missed practice during the week with a virus. […]

Rattlers suffer season’s first loss

QCS Reports The Tucumcari Rattlers were dominated Friday night in a 49-14 loss to the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. The Rattlers (4-1) scored first against the Colts (5-0) on a 1-yard touchdown run by Sophomore Eric Holt with 8:14 remaining in the first quarter. Senior AJ Molinas added the extra point. That was […]

Wounded Rattlers battle NMMI

By Ryan Lengerich The Rattlers will face the team that could be the best they play all year — and they will do it shorthanded. Junior starting quarterback Chris McCasland and senior running back Rob McClelland are both questionable for Friday night’s game. The Rattlers (4-0) meet Class 3A New Mexico Military Institute (4-0) at […]