Rattlers lose to Capital

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari dropped to 0-2 on the season with a 14-7 loss to Class 4A Capital Friday night in Tucumcari. The 4A Jaguars scored in the early minutes of the first quarter with a 55-yard run and with the extra point lead 7-0. The Rattlers’ defense held the Jaguars on […]

Horsemen give Rattlers a rough ride

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers were caught off pace by the speed the Horsemen. The Rattlers lost to St. Michael’s of Santa Fe Friday night 41-14 in the season opener for both teams. Despite two interceptions and fumble recoveries, Tucumcari’s 2A Rattlers could not keep up with the pace of the 3A […]

Huskies knock Rattlers out of tournament

QCS Staff ALBUQUERQUE — Xavier Blount and Zach Spangler scored 16 points each, and top-ranked Hope Christian pulled away in the fourth to hold off eighth-seeded Tucumcari 62-47 in Wednesday’s Class 2A state quarterfinal game at Cibola High School. The Huskies (25-5) face the winner of Wednesday’s other quarterfinal at Cibola between No. 4 Navajo […]

Rattlers host Clayton

By Albert Trujillo: QCS Junior Varsity action started the action in the “Snake Pit” against Clayton on Friday where the Clayton girls led after the first quarter 11-10. The Jackettes’ pressure forced the Lady rattlers to numerous turnovers which caused the Lady Rattlers to fall behind 37-12 at intermission. In the third quarter the Lady […]

Rattlers rollick in Raton

By Albert Trujillo To begin the evening of basketball on Tuesday the Lady Rattlers junior varsity took the hard court. Sophomore Teresa Chacon led all scorers with 17 points but the Lady Tigers held off the Lady Rattlers to win 42-41 at the final buzzer. Senior Jamie Jones hit for 21 points to help the […]

Rattlers and Lady Rattlers battle with county rivals

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By Albert Trujillo With four basketball games on the slate Saturday, it was a night of sweat and heart. The evening began with the junior varsity girls as Tucumcari’s Lady Rattlers held off Logan’s Longhorns despite losing two starters to foul trouble by the score of 47 to 33. Other JV action had the boys […]

Rattlers headed for state-title game

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QCS Staff Tucumcari dominated the line of scrimmage on Saturday and the Rattlers are headed for the state-championship football game for the second time in four years. The Rattlers rolled up 330 rushing yards, limited Lordsburg to 29 yards on the ground, and upended the Mavericks, 19-6, on Saturday at Rattler Stadium. Tucumcari will play […]

Rattlers drop Crownpoint

QCS STAFF GALLUP — For one quarter and one play, the Crownpoint Eagles were Tucumcari’s equal on Friday night. Then the Rattlers marched 66 yards in seven plays and rode the momentum wave to a lopsided quarterfinal playoff victory as expected. Tucumcari, 10-1, dropped Crownpoint 37-6 to advance to next Saturday’s semifinal round of the […]

Rattlers demolish Class 3A Spartans

QCS staff Playoff-bound Tucumcari capped off the regular-season by blowing past Bernalillo 46-9 Friday in a non-district contest. Senior Marc Salas rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns and Justin Benavidas punctuated a dominating first quarter by returning a fumble 37 yards for a score as Tucumcari rebounded from its first loss of the season. […]

Rattlers win seventh straight

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By Paul Lyons: staff writer In a mere 18 seconds the Tucumcari Rattlers — more specifically Eric Holt — were off and running. Eric Holt dashed 70 yards for a touchdown — his first of four on the night — as Tucumcari beat Dexter 56-18 Friday in front of a homecoming crowd. With its latest […]