Rattler all-stars compete

The Class A-AA North-South all-star football players faced off recently with four players from Tucumcari High School starting for the North team. The South team, however, defeated the North team 23-0 at Western New Mexico University stadium in Silver City. Rattler Coach Dub Smith said the all-star coaches were pleased with the effort of A.J. […]

Four selected as All Stars

William Thompson Four Tucumcari High school athletes will have football on their minds next month. The four football players have been selected to play in the Class A-AA North-South All-Star game to be played June 12 at 5:30 p.m. in Silver City. A.J. Molinas, Andy Lau, Rob McClelland and Abel Vargas each made the North […]

Five Rattlers named as all district

William Thompson The 2003-2004 District Four Class A-AA All-District Baseball Team was announced recently and five Tucumcari High School players made the list. District coaches voted for the players they thought were the best in district play. Two seniors, Ray Johnson and A.J. Molinas, made the team. Molinas put up big numbers in district competition. […]

Linksters Struggle

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School golf team placed ninth out of twelve teams at New Mexico Military Institute, in Roswell Tuesday. Rattler coach Charlie Maciel said he can not blame conditions or the military institute course. “The course was a pretty flat, fast course and the weather was good,” said Maciel about the day. […]

San Jon girls win

TV Hagenah SAN JON – On Saturday evening the San Jon girls won their second district game of the season as they overcame the Lady Pirates of Mosquero 55-43. According to San Jon head girls coach Clare Rocker the win was a welcome one that all of his girls were happy to see. “Well, we […]

Logan crushes Mosquero

TV Hagenah LOGAN – After the Mosquero boys tied the score at 2 apiece, they had little sight of the Longhorns scorewise again for the rest of the game losing to the Logan team 76-28. The Logan boys truly dominated their Harding County opponents in each of the four quarters of Thursday night’s game. The […]

Five seniors named to all-state all senior squad

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari Rattler Football Team landed five players on the “North squad” of New Mexico’s All-Senior All-Star Football Team. Named to the all-senior squad on offense were guard A.J. Molinas, tackle Joe Sisneros, and Running back Rob McLelland. Named to the defensive squad were defensive-end Abel Vargas and defensive back Andy Lan. The […]

Burns wins top 6-man honor

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By Ryan Lengerich Kirk Burns is now the answer the Quay County sports question — who won the first ever player of the year award in six-man football District 2? The senior emerged this season as the consensus player of the year in a district that in past years has only chosen first team offensive […]

City QB makes first cut

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By Ryan Lengerich Tucumcari police officer Milton Brown survived the first cut at a tryout Saturday for the Dallas Desperados of the Arena Football League. The 28-year-old competed against 20 other quarterback candidates. He estimated 500 players attended the tryout at Texas Stadium, home of pro football’s Dallas Cowboys. “The talent level was what I […]

Cowboys lose season opener

QCS Reports Despite 417-yards passing by the House offense, the Cowboys lost their season opener Friday against Reserve 44-26. With two ineligible players and one injury, the Cowboys were forced to play the second half with only six players. “I liked what I saw, because of our numbers it was our first true six on […]