Rattler football workouts set

QCS staff Rattler football workouts are being held from 6 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., Monday-Thursday. These workouts are for all the incoming football players 9th-12th grade.

Rattler reunion keeps alumni ‘forever young’

Lynn Moncus This is a special week for Tucumcari Rattler Alumni and friends because the Rattler Reunion Annual has been mailed. We are in for quite a treat because our annual publication is now in a different format — much like that of The Yucca. Although this issue contains fewer pictures than in the past, […]

Rattler golfer aims for state qualifier

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari Rattlers golf team member will try Thursday for state qualifying at Roswell. “The tournament (at New Mexico Military Institute) is called the last chance tournament,” said Golf Coach Daniel Hutchins. “Gabriel will do fine.” Junior Gabriel Montoya has two of three qualifying legs needed to participate in […]

Rattler cheerleaders take fourth

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The fourth place Tucumcari Rattlers Cheerleaders were 1.5 points behind third place Texico in the 2A State Spirit Competition in Rio Rancho. “We did not realize we were so close to beating Texico,” said Rattlers Cheerleader coach Christine Montano. Montano and the seven member Lady Rattlers fell short of […]

Burch brings experience to Tucumcari High School

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The new acting principal of Tucumcari High School is focusing on reaching out to the students and community to create a better education experience. Since he started Jan. 11, Jack Burch said he has been meeting and getting to know staff and students. Burch said his main goal is […]

Rattlers lose first district home game

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari Rattlers fall to 0-2 in district play after a 26-7 loss to the Texico Wolverines Friday night at Rattler Stadium. “We are better then this,” said Rattlers head coach Daniel Hutchins. “We beat ourselves tonight. Texico is a good team. We just gave up an easy score and did not capitalize on […]

Tucumcari High holds its 39th annual Rattler Reunion

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Correspondent Before Saturday night’s finale at the 39th annual Rattler Reunion banquet, the hatchet had been passed on to the class of 1980.The passing on of the traditional hatchet signaled that preparations were under way by the Tucumcari High School class of 1980 to host the 40th Rattler Reunion in 2010.The […]

Reunion ending, but thoughts already turn to next year

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist By the time this appears in the newspaper, Rattler Reunion will be nearing its conclusion for one more year, and we will all be getting ready to attend the banquet to spend our last few hours together. As I mentioned last week, being a Rattler and also a teacher of […]

Spirit of Rattlers needed for ‘The Rattler’ reunion paper

By Lynn Moncus As always, Tucumcari High School alumni and teachers were pleased to receive this year’s copy of “The Rattler.” No doubt, most of us quit whatever we were doing and perused the publication from front to back in order to see what had happened last year and to know what plans are in […]

Taking the next step

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Thomas Garcia Fifty-five members of the Class of 2009 bid farewell to their days as Tucumcari Rattlers Friday night at the Rattler Gym. Parents, family, friends and underclassmen filled the Rattler Gym to watch the graduating class of 2009 one last time. “I was so nervous I did not know what to expect,” said graduate […]