Tucumcari players culled for All-State team

By Albert Trujillo: QCS The All-State football teams for 2005 will soon be in a huddle, with the Class 2A including several Tucumcari Rattlers on the squad. Three Rattlers were selected for the first team on offense and two players on defense. Tucumcari also had two players make the second team offense and three make […]

Rattlers kick off grid season Saturday

QCS Staff Six starters return both ways, an all-state running back is back to lead a potent offense and more than 50 players came out to compete for a spot on veteran coach Dub Smith’s tradition-rich team. It’s no wonder most of New Mexico expects Tucumcari will contend for another state title this football season. […]

8/20 Tuck’s Turf

August started with a bang when the annual Rattler Reunion Scramble was held on Aug. 5 with players from way back showing they still have the talent to get it into the hole. That reminds me of something important for all of the young players in Tucumcari. A good number of the players returned to […]

Rattlers kick off Aug. 27

By QCS staff In prepartation of their season’s opening game Saturday in Mora, the Tucumcari Rattlers scrimaged in their purple versus gold glory. Head couch Couch Dub Smith said the scrimage, held Aug. 12, has been a tradition for the past five years. Not only does it wrap up the two-a-days in a, shall we […]

Rattler hoopsters named all-district

William Thompson:Quay County Sun Four Rattler players were chosen by coaches from other district teams for honors related to the Class AA District 6 All-District Team. Tucumcari High School basketball players Matt Braziel and Nemi Salvador were recently named to the Class AA District 6 All-District team. Robert Munoz and Nathan McDonald were given honorable-mention […]

Three Lady Rattlers win all-district honors

by William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari High School girls basketball coach Alicia Trujillo announced Thursday that Jamie Jones was named to the all-district first team. Coaches from Texico, Clayton and Santa Rosa selected Jones to the team. Lady Rattlers Whitney Spinks and Sam Montano were give honorable mention status in the district. Trujillo said […]

Baseball players hit the field

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By William Thompson: Quay County Son It’s almost time to break out the hot dogs and the windbreakers. The Tucumcari High School baseball team began workouts Feb. 1 and Head Coach Tony Alarcon said he’s happy 31 players have turned out. “We have enough for a 15-member varsity team and a JV team,” Alarcon said. […]

All-stars named from Logan, San Jon

By William Thompson John Allen Maestas, J.D. Estrada and Wesley James of Logan High School’s football team have been selected to play for the Class A North All-Stars six-man football team. San Jon High School football player Trey Rusk was also named to the team. Logan’s Coach Billy Burns said he has coached the all-star […]

Four Rattlers named all-stars

By William Thompson Four Tucumcari High School football players were recently named to the Class 1A/2A North All-Star Team. The all-star team is open only to graduating seniors. Players were selected by high school coaches. Chris McCasland was selected as a free safety, Justin Garcia as a center, Matt Braziel as a defensive back and […]

Boys win two in a row

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School boys basketball team beat Elida handily Thursday evening and dominated Lake Arthur Friday evening in the Route 66 Tournament held at Tucumcari Elementary School. Tucumcari vs. Elida The Rattlers defeated the Elida Tigers 79-46 at home Thursday evening. The final score hides that Elida jumped out to an 8-0 […]