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 […]

Rattlers win district title

By Ryan Lengerich On fourth down and 35-yards from the end zone with 7 seconds left in the game, a desperation heave into the end zone seemed to be Santa Rosa’s only hope. It may have been. Lions sophomore running back Steven Vigil got the call on a misdirection to the weak side and turned […]

Rivalry deep, long lasting

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By Ryan Lengerich Every team has one. Every sports fan circles the day on their calendar and every athlete has been kept awake at night with the visions of glory. It’s the team fans and players love to hate — their rival. In Tucumcari there is no bigger rival than Santa Rosa. “It has always […]

Championship at stake

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By Ryan Lengerich Clever, crafty, sneaky, deceptive, illusive — call it what you want. Santa Rosa is simply effective. “They run a lot of motion and they do a great job of disguising the football,” said Rattler head coach Dub Smith. The Rattlers (6-2) can clinch the District 3 championship with a win against rival […]

Rattlers fall to rival

By Angela Peacock Tucumcari Lady Rattlers went into Thursday’s third district game against Santa Rosa knowing communication at the net and on the floor is what it would take for them to earn a victory against their biggest rival. Mental preparation and the will to beat Santa Rosa just wasn’t enough for the Lady Rattlers […]

Romanian heads across Mother Road

By Dave Gragg Vasile Stoica hopes it will take 66 days to do what no one has done before: Go from Santa Monica, Calif. to Chicago on the famed Route 66 — by wheelchair. A challenge? Yes. But not as big as others he has already overcome. And this time, he has more motivation — […]