Rattlers ready to roll for Rattler Reunion

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Getting ready for the annual Rattler Reunion parade at 9 a.m. on Saturday are Alvin Cawthon (1944), parade marshall, and his wife, Beca Thomas Cawthon (1957). And sure to be an attention-getter is “Fang,” the Rattler mascot, aka Nathan Andrada (2010).

Physicals, 3-on-3 winners, bowling team champs

Rattler physicals set On Aug 7 from 4-7 p.m., there will be athletic physicals for all students attending Tucumcari High and Middle schools interested in participating in the 2007-2008 sports season. The physicals will be conducted at the Rattler Gym. Cost is $15. Trifecta for 3-on-3 Four Quay County athletes won the 15-16 age bracket […]

Rattlers power up in weight room

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Eighth-grader Esteban Martinez (standing) spots classmate Shawn Martinez. The Tucumcari Middle Schoolers are lifting weights in preparation for the upcoming Rattler football season. The Rattler weight room will be open for the football team for weight training from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m on Monday through Thursday, said assistant football coach Bryan Dunlap.

Rattler wrestling team places in top five

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers wresting team had several of their wrestlers place in the top five of their weight class and the team took fourth place overall in points on Friday and Saturday at the Saint Michael’s Al Salazar Memorial Wrestling Tournament in Santa Fe. Rattler Raymond Jimenez was voted […]

Rattler reunion planning to begin

Rattler Class of 1997: Time to plan Rattler Reunion The class of 1997 will meet at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Pow Wow Restaurant & Lizard Lounge. The meeting is to plan events for the Rattler Reunion. For more information, call Heather Ferguson at 815-9276.

Former Rattler Jack of all trades

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Former Rattler football star Billy Jack Turnbeaugh is being considered for the list of nominees for the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. If inducted, Turnbeaugh will be in the company of sports greats such as baseball’s Henry “Hank” Aaron, football’s Joe Willie Namath, and basketball’s Charles Barkley. “It will […]

Rattler cross country team comes back into play

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattler cross country team will compete today at 8:30 a.m. in the East Mountain small school Invite at Sandia. There hasn’t been a cross country team in Tucumcari since the 2003-2004 school year. Coach Gary Hittson has twelve runners on the team this year. The Rattlers have attended […]

Rattlers film-meister

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By Thomas Garcia Charlie Wilson has long been known as the man behind the camera at the Rattler football games. Wilson has been recording the games for the Tucumcari Rattlers football program for the past 19 years. The films are used by the team to study and find their and their opponents strengths and weaknesses. […]

Rattlers take to the road

By Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers will match up against the Estancia Bears at 7 p.m. on Friday in Estancia. The Class 2A state runnerup Rattlers go into this match 0-2 with losses against Class 3A St. Michael’s and Class 4A Capital. Being 0-2 isn’t exactly the start Rattler coach Dub Smith would like, but […]

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 […]