Rattlers rout Colts 55-7

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers routed New Mexico Military Institute 55-7 Friday night to improve to 2-0. Senior Leon Vigil scored three times for the Rattlers. Vigil scored on a 28-yard pass from junior Luke Smith and runs of 9 and 12 yards. “Go big or don’t go at all that is how we play,” […]

Rattlers dealt first loss of season

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By Chris Schmaedeke: QCSun managing editor Tucumcari grabbed an early lead, but dropped its first game of the season Friday night, 42-34, to the Capitan Tigers. The Rattlers (3-1) scored the first 14 points of the game and it looked like another rout was on. Tucumcari had won its first three games by an average […]

Longhorns win District 4-1A title

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by Freedom Newspapers The Logan Longhorns are the District 4 1A champions after a win of 62-55 against the San Jon Coyotes in an intense match-up on Friday. “They are a great team,” said Longhorns coach Billy Burns. “It was a tremendous game and now we just have to wait and see how Springer and […]

Rattlers split homecoming wins

By QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers won 75-62 against the Floyd Broncos and the Lady Rattlers fell 57-39 to the Lady Broncos Friday night at their basketball homecoming in Tucumcari. The Rattlers drive and pace was key in Friday night’s 75-62 homecoming victory. They managed to maintain almost a 19 point lead through the first […]

Springer takes twin win from Rattlers

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers dropped two to the Springer Red Devils Friday night at the Snake Pit in Tucumcari. “We need to play defense with our feet and not with our hands,” said Tucumcari girls coach Wayne Ferguson. “We got into foul trouble and that sent their players to the […]

Portales edges out a win against Tucumcari

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Portales held on to beat Tucumcari 7-6 in a defensive struggle Friday night at Greyhound Stadium in the Rams’ homecoming game. Minutes after a 55-yard field goal attempt by Tucumcari (1-5) fell short, Portales coach Andy Correll said the Ram defense deserved the credit for the win. […]

Rout forces Rattlers to refocus

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Correspondent The Portales Rams junior varsity baseball team defeated Tucumcari’s varsity 17-3 Thursday at Jennings Field. Twelve of the Rams’ runs were scored in the sixth inning when the Rattlers’ defense faded from the mound. After the game, Tucumcari coach Tony Alarcon had no comment except that the team needed to […]

Rattlers rally to rout Coyotes

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun It was better late than never for pitcher Matt Smith and the Tucumcari Rattler offense. Tucumcari posted its ninth win of the season Monday, rallying from an early two-run deficit to defeat visiting San Jon, 12-3. “I’m very pleased with the way we hit the ball,” Tucumcari coach Tony […]

April 12, 2006 Tuck’s Turf

By Howie Tucker It is that time of the year to start all of the fun and excitement. The annual Tri-Format Tournament kicks off 9 a.m. Saturday. The format of the tourney is three different types of Team Play. The first nine holes will be scored using the best ball of the twosome, the second […]

Huskies knock Rattlers out of tournament

QCS Staff ALBUQUERQUE — Xavier Blount and Zach Spangler scored 16 points each, and top-ranked Hope Christian pulled away in the fourth to hold off eighth-seeded Tucumcari 62-47 in Wednesday’s Class 2A state quarterfinal game at Cibola High School. The Huskies (25-5) face the winner of Wednesday’s other quarterfinal at Cibola between No. 4 Navajo […]