Rattler wrestlers place high in district

Thomas Garcia B y Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team placed second in the district 2-3A competition Saturday at West Las Vegas. “This will be a district tournament I will remember for a long time to come,” said Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias. Augustin Sandoval (152) and Trenton Ward (112) won [...]

Wrestlers wrangler multiple medals

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers used Saturday’s wrestling tournament as a way to gain much needed mat time for their team. “We had nine wrestlers medal,” said Rattlers coach Eddie Encinias. “We should have done better, though.” Encinias said the team matched up head-to-head against the tough competition which, included wrestlers from Amarillo High, Robertson, [...]

Rattler wrestlers finishin top five

by Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team finished the season with three members in the top five at the state tournament. Rattler seniors Raymond Jimenez and Michael Fazekas each placed third place in their weight class and Wesley Martinez placed fourth on Saturday at the state tournament in Rio Rancho. On [...]

Sports Notes: Rattler wrestlers compete in semifinals, Clayton edges out Rattlers by 1 point

Rattlers compete in today’s semifinals On Friday, four Rattler wrestlers made it to today’s semifinals and one is in competition for third place at the state wrestling matches at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, according to coach Eddie Encinias. The four, by weight division, are: l Raymond Jimenez, 103 l Ryan Fought, [...]

Rattler wrestlers place at Cardinal Tournament

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Seven Rattler wrestlers placed at the Cardinal Classic Tournament on Friday and Saturday at Las Vegas. The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team competed in the two-day, round-robin event at Robertson High School. The 2A Rattlers were up against teams from 4A Belen, 4A Shiprock, 5A Los Lunas and Liberal, Kan., [...]

Rattlers wrestlers take No. 8 spot

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team placed eighth overall at the Randall Greater Gold invite at Amarillo. “We are very happy with how we did on our first outing. We wrestled against some tough Texas schools. Randall’s coach was suprised at how well we [...]

Rattler wrestlers get trio of medals in Ruidoso

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Rattler Wrestlers hit the mats at the Sierra Blanca Tournament in Ruidoso last weekend with three Rattlers medaling. “I thought our kids wrestled extremely well,” said coach Eddie Encinias. “We had a great performance from Brian Lopez, Raymond Jimenez and Fernando Ureste.” Lopez came home with the championship, Jimenez with second and Ureste brought home [...]

Rattler wrestlers win, place at home invitational

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By Albert Trujillo: QCS The Rattler wrestling tournament went very well, according to Coach Eddie Encinias. Teams participating in the tournament were West Las Vegas, Roswell High, Goddard High, Hobbs, Dumas, Pampa, Randall and River Road. Brian Lopez continued his undefeated winning streak. “Brian does a tremendous job as a leader and wrestler who has [...]

Wrestlers place in state

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School wrestling team went to Albuquerque last weekend for the Class 3A state tournament. Brian Lopez, Justin Garcia and Michael Baca each placed in the top six of their respective weight classes. Lopez lost his final match 3-1 on Saturday to finish second in the state. [...]

Wrestlers head to state

By William Thomspon: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School wrestling team took second at the district tournament held Saturday at Rattler Gym. Rattler Coach Eddie Encinias said the second-place finish means Tucumcari should a high seeding at the class 3A state tournament this Friday and Saturday in Albuquerque. The Rattler wrestlers faced off against [...]