Area teams stay sharp with weekend competition

Thomas Garcia On Saturday the Tucumcari Rattlers were swept at home while the Logan Longhorns split wins at Grady. It was a bittersweet homecoming as the (5-6) Lady Rattlers were upset 47-27 and the (8-5) Rattlers fell short 51-46 against the Raton Tigers. “It was an ugly game,” said Rattlers head coach John Span. “They […]

Rattlers anticipate district competition

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team has two events before their district competition at West Las Vegas. The Rattlers are coming off another strong performance, placing fourth at the Sierra Blanca Invite at Ruidoso. “We are getting there,” said Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias. “We have had a few kids sick but every team […]

Rattlers hold down hardwood at Snake Pit

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Thomas Garcia The Rattlers came away with a pair of big wins against East Mountain Tuesday night at the Snake Pit. It was an offensive showcase for the Rattlers as their perimeter shooters lit up the scoreboard with nine 3-pointers in their 70-44 win over the Timberwolves. “We needed this win,” said Rattlers head coach […]

Wrestlers wrangler multiple medals

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers used Saturday’s wrestling tournament as a way to gain much needed mat time for their team. “We had nine wrestlers medal,” said Rattlers coach Eddie Encinias. “We should have done better, though.” Encinias said the team matched up head-to-head against the tough competition which, included wrestlers from Amarillo High, Robertson, […]

Rattlers ready to wrestle

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Thomas Garcia After a fifth-place finish in the Capital wrestling tournament in Santa Fe, the Rattlers were hard at it Tuesday preparing for their home tournament Saturday at the Snake Pit. “The guys did great in Capital, but I am pushing, maybe a little to much,” Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias said. Encinias said even […]

Rattlers pursue continued success

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QCSun staff With 16 wrestlers returning this season, the Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team preps for its third tournament of the year in Los Lunas.“It is going to be great,” said Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias.Encinias said the Los Lunas tournament will give his wrestlers a chance to compete against 4A and 5A programs.“The tougher the […]

Rattlers heading to Dumas

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QCSun staff With 16 wrestlers returning this season, the Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team preps for its second tournament of the year in Dumas, Texas. A week after their debut at the River Road tournament in Amarillo, Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias is confident this year’s team will go far. “We had a great showing at […]

Rattlers prepare for state play

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Thomas Garcia After a strong showing in district play, the fourth-seeded Longhorns and sixth-seeded Rattlers prepare for the first round of state play.

Rattlers face rivals

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Thomas Garcia The Longhorns will host Menaul to decide the district 1 8-man champion while the Rattlers travel to Santa Rosa to force a tie in district 2-2A football.

Lady Rattlers hunting district win

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QCSun Staff The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers (6-7) lost in 3 to the Texico Lady Wolverines (16-1) Tuesday night at the Snake Pit. The sets, 25-4, 25-14 and 25-7, were largely controlled by Lady Wolverine hitters. Lady Wolverine Jaylyn Cooper had 10 kills, Delanie Crist had six kills and Jordan Cooper had four kills. The Lady […]