Rattler golfers fall short in tournament

QCS staff Five members of the Tucumcari High School golf team played in a tournament Monday at New Mexico Military Institute. The Rattlers failed to hit the tournament¹s target of 322. They shot 338 for the day. Matt Smith shot the team¹s lowest score of 79. Clay Beevers was next with an 83. Nick Wiegel […]

Lady Rattlers lose close game to Springer

By William Thompson The Springer Lady Red Devils outlasted Tucumcari 34-30 in Saturday’s game at Rattler Gym. With a minute remaining in the game, Lady Rattler Sam Montano hit a free throw to bring Tucumcari within one point, 31-30. The Lady Rattlers let some time run off the clock before fouling a Springer player. The […]

Rattler teams lose to Fort Sumner

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School Boys and Girls basketball teams opened their season at Fort Sumner on a losing note. The Fort Sumner boys beat the Rattlers 62-47 and the Ft. Sumner girls beat the Lady Rattlers 61-24. Boys It was a fast-paced Rattler style of game, but the Foxes of Fort Sumner scored […]

Rattlers face AAA Raton

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team takes on Raton this Friday night at Rattler Stadium, 7 p.m., and if last year is any indication, Tucumcari will be victorious. Last season, Tucumcari beat Raton 40-20. Raton is 2-1 so far this season with victories over Bernalillo and Taos. Their only loss has been to […]

Girls lose three of four

TV Hagenah It was a loss for the Tucumcari Rattler Volleyball Team Tuesday evening at the Tucumcari Elementary School Gymnasium as they played Elida, but it was one that was heartening for both the coach and the Rattler team with the scores of 23-25, 17-25, 25-23, 19-25. “We had moments that we were excellent,” said […]

Rattlers kick off new season

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team lines up against the Mora Rangers Aug. 27 and coaches aren’t sure yet how the young Rattler linemen will respond. “Our big question mark is our line,” said running back coach Gary Hittson,”That’s what everybody’s going to be looking at.” Line coach Wayne Ferguson said his young […]

Rattler football schedule released

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team’s season begins Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. with a scrimmage against St. Michael High School of Santa Fe at Rattler Stadium. St. Michael is the defending Class AAA champion. The first regular season game will be at home against the Mora Rangers Aug. 27. The Rattler Homecoming […]

Rattler volleyball team set to start

TV Hagenah It could be a very good year for the Tucumcari High School Volleyball Team. Head volleyball coach Alicia Trujillo said she thinks that the 2004 volleyball season could develop into a strong year for the team she coaches. “We’re still young and we are still rebuilding,” said Trujillo, “but we could surprise some […]

Rattler alumni share memories

Lynn Moncus Hundreds of Rattler Alumni certainly had the opportunity to amass another collection of memories last weekend during Rattler Reunion. From the opening gathering until the last dance, people just enjoyed being together and recalling earlier times. The Rattler Alumni Board and the Host Class of 1974 are to be commended for seeing that […]

Rattler reunion rousing success

TV Hagenah An estimated 700 people attended the 2004 edition of Tucumcari’s biggest public event, the Rattler Reunion. “I think it went great,” said co-Rattler Reunion Parade Marshall County Manager Terry Turner. “It’s one of those things that makes Tucumcari very special.” The director of the annual event, Norma Redhage Crellin agreed with Turner as […]