Rattlers finish ninth at Rudioso golf invite

By QCS Staff RUIDOSO — The Tucumcari Rattlers improved their first round score by 15 strokes Tuesday but finished ninth in the small-school division of the Leroy Gooch Invitational golf tournament. The Rattlers shot a 349 Tuesday at the Links at Sierra Blanco and finished the two-day, 36-hole tournament at 713.St. Michael’s won the nine-team […]

Rattler wresters comeback with a first, second

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The Tucumcari Rattler wresting team finished second on Tuesday at the River Road Tournament at Amarillo, Texas. The Rattlers beat both River Road and Bushland with a score of 72-6 but lost to Boys Ranch by a score of 44-31. The Rattlers went into the tournament with a first place finish on Saturday at the […]

Rattlers golf squad places 13th

By QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers Golf Team placed 13th among 22 teams (5A through 2A) competing in Roswell, April 9-10, at the Spring River Golf Course and the New Mexico Military Institute Golf Course. Individual scores were: Stephen Smith 85-92 Qasim Badshah 86-100 Justin Alvarez 90-101 Nathan Andrada 90-101 Mike Martinez 96-118 “It was […]

Portales girls survive scare

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales Lady Rams knew they could beat District 4-3A rival Ruidoso — heck, they’d already done it three times this season by double-figure margins. The fourth one, in a Class 3A state quarterfinal game on Tuesday at The Pit, came a little harder before the defending champions […]

Rattler wrestling team places in top five

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers wresting team had several of their wrestlers place in the top five of their weight class and the team took fourth place overall in points on Friday and Saturday at the Saint Michael’s Al Salazar Memorial Wrestling Tournament in Santa Fe. Rattler Raymond Jimenez was voted […]

Rattler wrestlers get trio of medals in Ruidoso

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Rattler Wrestlers hit the mats at the Sierra Blanca Tournament in Ruidoso last weekend with three Rattlers medaling. “I thought our kids wrestled extremely well,” said coach Eddie Encinias. “We had a great performance from Brian Lopez, Raymond Jimenez and Fernando Ureste.” Lopez came home with the championship, Jimenez with second and Ureste brought home […]

Rattler wrestlers ready to rumble

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By William Thompson Rattler wrestlers are confident about their ability to do well in the district tournament today at Rattler gym. Regardless of his achy shoulder, senior Michael Baca said he will win his weight class in the tournament. “My shoulder is a little sore,” Baca said, “but I will win first and our team […]

Rattler golfers falter at Ruidoso

William Thompson Despite a score of 80 by Larry Roybal and an 83 by Matt Smith, the Tucumcari High School’s golf team finished back in the pack of a 14-team tournament at Ruidoso’s Municipal Golf Course held last Monday and Tuesday. The Tucumcari team failed to reach their target score of 334, scoring an uncharacteristic […]