Middle school Rattlers finish unbeaten

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By Ryan Lengerich Under the guide of two second year coaches, the Tucumcari Middle School football team finished their season undeafeated. Head coach Ed Encinias and assistant coach Brian Dunlap guided the team to a perfect 7-0 season. “I imagine this team will stand out for a lot of years to come,” Dunlap said. TMS […]

Rattlers welcome off week

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By Ryan Lengerich Two scrimmages, seven wins, two disappointments and one district championship later — the Rattlers can finally breath. Tucumcari will not play their final regular season game Friday against Dexter, a team they could meet in the first round of the playoffs. The team’s coaches mutually decided to cancel the game for fear […]

Local officer pursues his lifelong ambition to play professional football

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By Ryan Lengerich He takes college classes in the morning and lifts weights around noon. He protects Tucumcari streets and coaches football before dinner. As the sun subsides he resumes his never ending role as a father. But Nov. 1, Milton Brown will continue to chase his dream to become a professional football player. The […]

Cowboy’s might reach team’s first postseason

By Ryan Lengeric House first year head coach Justin Foust talked with his team for more than an hour in the locker room after 64-16 loss to district Rival Logan Oct. 11. They talked about what they needed to do to win games and the realistic chances that despite the loss, the Cowboys could make […]

Logan rolls over house

By Ryan Lengerich The House Cowboys had never beaten rival Logan entering Saturday afternoons district showdown — and nothing changed. The Logan Longhorns overpowered House 64-16 on a blustery afternoon at House. The mercy rule was enacted late in the fourth quarter. “The couldn’t stop our power offense,” said Logan head coach Billy Burns. “We […]

‘The most important ballgame’

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By Ryan Lengerich For the Tucumcari Rattler football team the season starts Friday. “This is the most important ball game we play since the state championship last year,” said Rattler head coach Dub Smith. The Rattlers (5-2) make the 114 mile journey to Clayton (6-1) Friday for the district opener at 7 p.m. Both teams […]

Local teens to compete at national tournament

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By Angela Peacock Three Tucumcari teens will make a two-day Greyhound bus trip to South Carolina, but not for vacation — for basketball. Tim Roybal, Feliman Chavez and Justin Galvin qualified to play at the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball All-World Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Friday and Saturday, after taking first place during Tucumcari’s annual […]

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 […]

Team still smiling

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By Ryan Lengerich As the Rattlers finished sprints Tuesday at practice, the team was tired, but smiling. A far cry from how the despair after a 40-0 blowout loss to Texico at home last Friday. “I just told everybody that everybody loses,” said senior lineman A.J. Molinas. “We just have to come back and play […]

Mesalands rodeo team battles at Alpine

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QCS Reports The Mesalands rodeo team made a strong showing this weekend in Alpine. In Bareback, Clay Houston finished in 11th place overall and was followed by Cody Kersey who finished in 15th place overall. Bull Rider Joshua Nunn took 2nd spot in the long round and finished in 3rd place the average. Freshman Marcus […]