Six-man showdown

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By Ryan Lengerich If there truly is strength in numbers, House could be in trouble this weekend against perennial district powerhouse Logan. The two teams meet in a crucial district matchup 1 p.m. Saturday at House. Logan (3-3) and House (1-3) each have one district win with three district games left to play. Logan blew […]

Rattlers suffer season’s first loss

QCS Reports The Tucumcari Rattlers were dominated Friday night in a 49-14 loss to the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. The Rattlers (4-1) scored first against the Colts (5-0) on a 1-yard touchdown run by Sophomore Eric Holt with 8:14 remaining in the first quarter. Senior AJ Molinas added the extra point. That was […]

Rattlers to play season’s first road game

By Ryan Lengerich For the Rattlers, Friday’s opponent nearly upset the No. 1 ranked Class 3A team in the state last week. But they didn’t — and remain without a win this season. The Rattlers (3-0) will face the Raton Tigers (0-3) at 7 p.m. Friday in the team’s first road test of the 2003 […]

Rattlers get first test

By Ryan Lengerich Estancia came up short in their first week against Laguna, but don’t look for this week to be anything like the Rattlers first two. Tucumcari (2-0) battles Estancia (0-1) at 7 p.m. Friday night at Rattler Stadium in their third straight home game of the 2003 season. The Rattlers have not been […]

House led by experience, setters

By Ryan Lengerich Experience will be the key to success for the 2003 House Cowgirls volleyball team. Head coach Jason Lee loses only one starter from a team that finished third in the district last year. House will be counting on three seniors and two freshman to lead the way this season. Three seniors return […]

Six-Man Football: Logan defending title, House wants first playoff spot

By Ryan Lengerich The Logan Longhorn football team has only two seniors after graduating five players from last season’s district championship squad. Senior running back and defensive end Kurt Burns is in his fifth year with the team since joining as an eighth grader. The other senior, Brett Sanders is in his third year since […]

Push-ups and hard work Lady Rattlers’ new style

By Ryan Lengerich The Tucumcari volleyball team will be short on experience and height this season but will be full of potential. The Lady Rattlers open the 2003 campaign at 7 p.m. tonight at Logan High School. The team scrimmaged Logan, San Jon and House Aug. 23 in a 20 minute running clock format. Although […]

Rookie QB ready for first snap

By Ryan Lengerich Last season as wide receiver junior Chris McCasland was the feature target for Rattlers quarterback Sam Nunn. Now as quarterback he assumes a new role — as every opposing defensive player’s feature target. Raised in Tucumcari, McCasland developed as a wide receiver throughout grade school. After a short stint as running back […]

Coach has team focused on first game, not another championship

By Ryan Lengerich The top of each Rattler player’s four-inch wide by 11-inch long card reads “Rattler game preparation schedule” followed by a blank space. Hand written in each space is the name of Friday’s opponent — Menaul. Since this season’s first practice, Rattler players have used the cards to track lifting statistics and workouts […]

Depth could be key to team’s success

By Ryan Lengerich Everyone it seems has an opinion about what the defending state champion Rattlers must do to fill the void left by eight graduated seniors including four starters. “I think most of it’s heart,” Nick Wiegal, junior defensive end, tight end and full back said. “I think there are some freshman who come […]