Rattlers varsity boys strike Bears

By Albert Trujillo: QCS The Tucumcari Rattlers traveled to Estancia on Saturday afternoon and defeated the Bears, 65-44. Estancia held a 13-12 point lead at the end of the first quarter. At intermission, the Rattlers led 25-23. After the break, the Rattlers picked up the tempo of the game and began to tear down the […]

Rattlers rollick in Raton

By Albert Trujillo To begin the evening of basketball on Tuesday the Lady Rattlers junior varsity took the hard court. Sophomore Teresa Chacon led all scorers with 17 points but the Lady Tigers held off the Lady Rattlers to win 42-41 at the final buzzer. Senior Jamie Jones hit for 21 points to help the […]

Rattlers host San Jon with sweep

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By Albert Trujillo: QCS It was a Rattler sweep Friday night in the “Snake Pit,” as the home team played host to their county rivals the San Jon Coyotes. The evening began with the junior varsity boys defeating the Coyotes by a score of 73-30. The JV boys were followed by the Lady Rattlers. The […]

Tucumcari topped by Elida

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Rattler basketball Coach John Span said his varsity team’s first game was a good fight – right up until the last second when Elida captured the ball and won by a free throw 54-51. It was a mere 3 points that did it, Span said, after a strong three quarters for […]

Tucumcari baseball tournament begins Friday

By: Tova Fruchtman The Tucumcari Invite baseball tournament begins at 9 a.m. Friday at Rattler Field near the Tucumcari Convention Center. Eight high school teams will compete including Tucumcari¹s varsity and junior varsity teams. The Moriarty junior varsity team, Santa Rosa, Estancia, Clayton, Grady and San Jon will also compete. A full slate of games […]

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 […]

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$1,000 Essay Contest for New Mexico Students: The Humanist Society of NM has announced an essay contest with a $1,000 prize for NM 11th and 12th grae students. Students may choose to write about one of five subjects. 1. The Impact of Human Population on Planet Earth 2. The Importance of Church State Separation in […]