New Tucumcari Rattlers football coach puts players through paces

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Thomas Garcia A continued and full effort each and every day they step on the field is the message Rattlers football coaches are instilling in their players. “If you walk out onto this field expecting to just go through the motions, you will not make it far,” said Rattlers head coach Wayne Ferguson. Ferguson has […]

Rattlers, Longhorns look for football coaches

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers and Logan Longhorns are in the process of hiring new football coaches for their 2011 seasons. Rattlers head coach Daniel Hutchins submitted his resignation and is taking the head football coaching position for Eunice. “I have nothing against the Rattlers and wish them success,” Hutchins said. Hutchins said he had […]

Rattlers advance to quarterfinals

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Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari Rattler baseball team focused on limiting mistakes capitalized on errors to advance to the state quarterfinals at Rattlers Stadium Wednesday. Rattler George Montano stole home after a wild pitch got away from Laguna-Acoma’s catcher, junior Thomas Silva, clinching the 13-3 win over the Hawks. “Even before coach gave me the go-ahead, […]

Rattlers, Lady Rattlers prep for state

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QCSun staff The Tucumcari Rattlers placed first and second during the district 6 AA track meet and are set to compete Friday and Saturday at state competition in Albuquerque. The Lady Rattlers clinched the district championship with a 148-128 win over the Texico Lady Wolverines. The Rattlers took second in district standings behind the Texico […]

Rattlers predict playoff victory

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers enter the first round of the AA state baseball tournament Wednesday hosting Laguna-Acoma. “The team has seen this level of competition in the past and should be ready to play,” Rattlers head coach Tony Alarcon said. The Rattlers enter state play with a 21-2 record, earning them a third seed. […]

Rattlers open weekend tournament with a win

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team opened its baseball season with a 9-4 win over Questa to open its own tournament. “The team did well today,” said Rattlers head coach Tony Alarcon. “Our pitchers had to adjust quickly this week coming off their state basketball run.” Tucumcari advances to face Santa Rosa 11 a.m. […]

Coyotes, Rattlers championship bound

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Sports briefs — Feb. 9

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The (11-8, 2-1)Tucumcari Rattlers’ and (6-10, 1-2) Lady Rattlers’ next basketball game will be at 5:30 p.m., Thursday at Floyd. The Rattlers will play at 5:30 p.m., Saturday at Clayton. The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team will compete Saturday in district competition at West Las Vegas. The (11-8, 1-2) Logan Longhorns and (11-9, 0-3) Lady Longhorns […]

Rattlers fall short to Portales in Tuesday night action

Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers lost a pair to the Portales Rams Tuesday night at the Snake Pit. The (8-6) Rattlers saw action first on Tuesday night as they hosted the (12-5) Rams. Travis Garcia and Jantzen Darnell each hit three pointers in the last minute of the game […]