By QCS Staff
Rattler athletes on all of the teams were honored Monday night at a banquet sponsored by the Diamondback Booster Club.
Parents and family members crowded the Tucumcari Convention Center for the event which recognized coaches and parents as well as athletes.
Coach Dub Smith recieved a standing ovation for his contribution over the past 10 years to the Rattler football team.
The fledgling girls fast pitch softball team marked the end of its independent season and will now become a member of the New Mexico Activities Association, said coach Donnie Garcia. “I expect a lot from these girls. We should be in district and state (next year).”
Some of the award highlights included the naming of the male and female Academic Athletes of the year, who were Caitlyn Romero and Michael Martinez.
The male and female athletes of the year were Caitlyn Romero and Andrez Apodaca.
Also recognized was the boys track and field team which took the Class AA state championship at the NMAA State Track and Field Championships earlier this month.