Lady Rattlers fall in three sets

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Thomas Garcia The 3-11 Tucumcari Lady Rattlers lost in three to the 5-7 Robertson Lady Cardinals Tuesday night at Tucumcari. The Lady Cardinals won in three sets, 25-4, 25-14 and 25-16. “This is a much needed win for the girls,” said Lady Cardinals head coach Mary Bustos. Bustos said the team needed the win to […]

Rattlers, Coyotes host games

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers and San Jon Coyotes look forward to home field advantage as the Logan Longhorns travel across the state to Reserve. The 4-2 Rattlers are happy to be back in front of a hometown crowd after three games on the road, said Rattlers head coach Wayne Ferguson. The Rattlers will play […]

Rattlers aim to constrain Eunice QB

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers, Logan Longhorns and San Jon Coyotes’ football teams will be on road this weekend. The 4-1 Rattlers will take on the 3-0 Eunice Cardinals who are coached by former Rattlers coach Daniel Hutchins. “This is going to be a great game,” said Hutchins. “These teams have had a strong rivalry […]

Tucumcari, San Jon hit road

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers and San Jon Coyotes are on the road this Friday as the Logan Longhorns prepare for homecoming. The 2-1 Rattlers travel to Estancia face the Bears following a tough loss to the Farwell, Texas, Steers Friday night. During that game the Rattlers had two turnovers which resulted in points for […]

Rattlers 2-1 after loss to Farwell Steers

Thomas Garcia Turnovers prove to be too much for the Tucumcari Rattlers to overcome, losing 30-15 on the road Friday to the Farwell Steers. “We have to move on and concentrate on next week,” said senior George Montano. The momentum shifted in the Steers’ favor at the end of the first half. The Steers defense […]

Rattlers look to stay perfect

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Thomas Garcia The 2-0 Rattlers look to stay perfect for homecoming Friday against the West Las Vegas Dons. “We know it is homecoming, but we are going to have to stay focused on the game as much as possible,” said Rattlers head coach Wayne Ferguson. Ferguson said the Rattlers will have their handful with the […]

Rattlers rout Colts 55-7

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers routed New Mexico Military Institute 55-7 Friday night to improve to 2-0. Senior Leon Vigil scored three times for the Rattlers. Vigil scored on a 28-yard pass from junior Luke Smith and runs of 9 and 12 yards. “Go big or don’t go at all that is how we play,” […]

Rattlers beat Bears in season opener

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers beat the Hatch Bears 21-7 Friday night in the season-opener for both teams. The Bears offense was moving quickly downfield with less than a minute left to play. Trailing by 14 the Bears’ efforts were for merit more than necessity. Set at the Tucumcari 15-yard line, the Bears sophomore quarterback […]

Tucumcari, Logan start season under new head coaches

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By Thomas Garcia QCS staff writer The Tucumcari Rattlers and Logan Longhorns start their season Friday night at home under the direction of new head coaches. Wayne Ferguson will handle the reigns this season as the Rattlers head coach. Ferguson starts the season short a quarterback and running back facing off against the 3A Hatch […]

Rattlers come home: Tucumcari High School reunion draws 500 alumni

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Thomas Garcia Rattler Reunion event coordinator Norma Jean Crellin was pleasantly surprised at the number of attendees at this year’s Rattler Reunion. “I thought the numbers were going to be down a lot due to the economy,” Crellin said. Crellin said more than 500 Tucumcari High School graduates attended this weekend’s annual reunion. “It was […]