Weather puts halt to golf, baseball


By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Winter hasn’t been a normal visitor to Tucumcari this year, with just a few light snowfalls at the beginning of 2006. But snow and high winds visited long enough to affect a few sporting events for the Rattlers on Monday. Inclement weather cleared up by Monday afternoon, but the […]

Rattlers upset top-ranked 3A Portales

By Albert Trujillo: QCS Varsity player Nathan McDonald scored 18 points Tuesday, leading the 2A Rattlers in their upset of the top ranked Portales Rams by a final score of 55-48. Action began with the Rams taking an early lead at the end of the first quarter, with 14-12. In the second period the Rattlers […]

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 […]

Lady Rattlers down three in Albuquerque

By Albert Trujillo: QCS The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers were in Albuquerque to play in the Sandia Prep Invitational last Thursday, Friday and Saturday. In the first round of the invite, the Lady Rattlers were defeated by Rehoboth, unable to recover from a 15-1 first quarter score. The final numbers had the Lady Ratters losing 54-36 […]

Rattlers and Lady Rattlers battle with county rivals


By Albert Trujillo With four basketball games on the slate Saturday, it was a night of sweat and heart. The evening began with the junior varsity girls as Tucumcari’s Lady Rattlers held off Logan’s Longhorns despite losing two starters to foul trouble by the score of 47 to 33. Other JV action had the boys […]

Rattler season ends in second place

By Glen Rosales: QCS correspondent HATCH — Tucumcari’s bid for its first Class 2A state football championship since 2002 was effectively squashed by a Hatch Valley squad that piled up the yards and touchdowns. Although senior running back Eric Holt rushed for 119 yards, the Rattlers (11-2) were never able to move the ball consistently, […]

Rattler golfers on target

William Thompson:Quay County Sun Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course was kind to its hometown team. The Tucumcari High School golf team hosted a tournament Tuesday and hit a combined score of 333, exactly the score needed to win one of three legs necessary to make it to the state tournament. Rattler Matt Smith earned an individual […]

Rattlers win big, 42-8

The Tucumcari High School football team traveled 300 miles to soundly defeat the Crownpoint Eagles 42-8 Friday night. All-State running back Eric Holt scored five touchdowns for the game and ran for more than 100 yards in the first quarter alone. The Rattler defense dominated except for giving up one touchdown early in the fourth […]

Golfers heading to state

Five Tucumcari High School golfers will play in the state golf tournament May 10-11 at Riverside Golf Course near Farmington. Nick Wiegel, Brian Lopez, Aaron Peacock, Matt Smith and Larry Roybal qualified at a tournament in Clovis last week. This past Monday, the golfers prepared for the state competition by playing in the district tournament […]

Golfers Place

William Thompson In each golf tournament this season, a different Tucumcari High School golfer has stepped up with low numbers. Thursday, Nick Wiegel and Matt Smith each shot a 77 to help Tucumcari place second out of seven teams in a tournament at Raton. Assistant Coach Rex Maddaford said each of the Rattler golfers who […]