Rattlers to play Wolverines

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers are set to face the Texico Wolverines. The Rattlers will play their second match up in district play against the Wolverines at 7 p.m. on Friday at Texico. “We have played Texico for many years. They are a good football team. They play great defense and […]

Junior Rattlers shut out opponents

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Junior High Rattlers shut out the Santa Rosa Cubs Thursday night 50-0 in Tucumcari. Rattlers Coach Eddie Encinias said, “Our team played hard. They were excited and if they made a mistake they worked on correcting it. They have a lot of heart and have the desire to […]

Rattlers swept at Santa Rosa

QCS Staff If the Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team does indeed have ups and downs like coach Tony Alarcon said, Tuesday was a down for the season. The Rattlers were never in a doubleheader at Santa Rosa on Tuesday, as the host Lions scored seven unearned runs in a 10-0 rout, then beat the Rattlers 12-2 […]

March 8, 2006 Obituaries

Joe Elevario Services: Have been held. Joe H. Elevario, 58, died Thursday, March 2, 2006, in Albuquerque. Mr. Elevario was born April 19, 1947, at Newkirk. He was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. He was retired from the Union Pacific Railroad. Mr. Elevario was preceded in death by a brother, […]

First district games dominated by Santa Rosa

By Albert Trujillo: QCS Friday’s night full of basketball featured the first district game for Tucumcari against the Lions. As Santa Rosa visited the “Snake Pit,” the first game of the evening was the junior varsity girls. Tucumcari held a 10 point lead at halftime 21-11 and at the end of the third quarter led […]

Rattlers one for three in Santa Rosa

By Albert Trujillo: QCS The Tucumcari Rattlers were away at the Santa Rosa Invite Thursday through Saturday. They kicked off the tournament Thursday afternoon by being defeated by the Tularosa Wildcats. Despite being down 28-44 at halftime, the Rattlers fought back to take the game into overtime, but to no avail. The final score was […]

1/7 Game time

Tucumcari Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers basketball Jan. 7 — Santa Rosa invitational tournament continues, VB, Santa Rosa Jan. 7 — Sandia Prep invitational tournament continues, VG, Albuquerque Jan. 10, 3 p.m. — Raton, JV, V, B & G, away Jan. 13, 4 p.m. — *Santa Rosa, JV, V, B & G, home Jan. 14, […]

12/31 Game time

Tucumcari Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers basketball Jan. 5-7 TBD, Santa Rosa invitational tournament, VB, Santa Rosa Jan. 5-7 TBD, Sandia Prep invitational tournament, VG, Albuquerque Jan. 10, 3 p.m. — Raton, JV, V, B & G, away Jan. 13, 4 p.m. — *Santa Rosa, JV, V, B & G, home Jan. 14, 4 p.m. […]

Tucumcari vs. Lordsburg promises defensive game

By Martha Frost: QCS staff Tucumcari faces Lordsburg in the football semifinals at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Rattler Stadium. Last weekend Tucumcari, seeded third, defeated Crownpoint 37-6 while Lordsburg, seeded second, defeated Eunice 35-7 in the 2005 Class AA football quarterfinals. Lordsburg’s Head Coach Louie Baisa had only this to say about the upcoming […]

Rattlers thrown by the Lions

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It’s tricky business figuring out the Santa Rosa misdirection offense. For Tucumcari on Friday night, shutting down the Lions took a full half to do. And that was enough for Santa Rosa (8-0, 1-0 in 2-2A) to pad a 28-7 lead over the host Rattlers en route to a big district victory. In a battle […]