Construction worker killed near Tucumcari

QCS staff A Santa Rosa construction worker died Jan. 6 near Tucumcari on U.S. Interstate 40 while he was involved in painting stripes on the highway between Santa Rosa and Tucumcari. Chris Marquez was driving a vehicle owned by San Bar Construction, the middle vehicle of three involved with the striping of the highway, about […]

Rattlers fall to Santa Rosa

William Thompson The Santa Rosa Lions scored 29 unanswered points in the second half to defeat the Tucumcari Rattlers 36-21 Friday night. The Santa Rosa victory ended Tucumcari’s playoff hopes. The Rattlers went into the locker room at halftime up 21-7. Momentum was clearly in Tucumcari’s favor as running back Eric Holt ran for 119 […]

Rattlers in must-win game in Santa Rosa

William Thompson The Tucumcari Rattlers must beat the Santa Rosa Lions Friday night in order to have a shot at the playoffs. Santa Rosa is 6-1. Tucumcari is 5-3. The two teams have played one common opponent, Texico. Texico beat Santa Rosa by one touchdown. The Rattlers had a little more trouble with Texico. Rattler […]

Rattlers get district volleyball win

TV Hagenah SANTA ROSA – For the first time in what one observer said was “longer than most people can remember,” the Tucumcari volleyball team has won a district volleyball match. What makes the Thursday win especially pleasant for Tucumcari head coach Alicia Trujillo was that the win came at the expense of Tucumcari’s arch […]

House places fourth in Melrose

TV Hagenah House traveled to Melrose last weekend to take part in the Melrose Invitational Volleyball Tournament where they faced off against three different teams: Tucumcari, Melrose and Santa Rosa. In their first game they defeated Tucumcari Rattlers in three 15-25, 28-26, 25-20. According to House Coach Marc Foust, it was a great win for […]

House Cowgirls lose to Santa Rosa

TV Hagenah In an away game at Santa Rosa, the House Cowgirls dropped three of four to Santa Rosa Tuesday evening. 18-25, 11-25, 25-19, 7-25. “We’re a young team,” said House head volleyball coach Mark Foust. “We’ve still got room from improvement but we are getting better with every match.” Foust said the young House […]

Rattlers take Santa Rosa Lions

William Thompson In a game that was tied twice, the Tucumcari varsity baseball team came away with an 11-7 win Thursday evening at Santa Rosa. The Santa Rosa Lions were hosting Tucumcari as part of their invitational tournament. The Rattlers spoiled the hometown team’s hopes of a tournament championship by continuing to hit the ball […]

Rattlers lose to Santa Rosa

William Thompson Friday’s game against Santa Rosa was not decided until the final minutes, but Tucumcari fell short at home, 71-60. A large, vocal crowd was on hand to watch the heated rivalry between the two I-40 foes. Early on the Santa Rosa fans had much to cheer about as the Lions took a quick […]

Lady Rattlers fall to Santa Rosa

William Thompson The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers fell 60-21 Friday to a more experienced Santa Rosa team. Santa Rosa was leading when Whitney Spinks kept her team in the game early by scoring Tucumcari’s first two baskets, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Santa Rosa’s three point shooting. Still, Tucumcari was only down by nine at […]

Rattlers make all district teams, (complete list here)

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QCS Reports Eleven different Rattlers were placed on the District 2, all-district first or second team for the 2003 season. Senior A.J. Molinas and junior Chris McCasland made the team at three different positions, which was more than any other players. “I was extremely pleased,” said Rattlers coach Dub Smith. “I was hoping that the […]