Rattlers fall to Yellowjackets, 38-19

William Thompson The Clayton Yellowjackets had a big second half to defeat the Tucumcari Rattlers 38-19 at Rattler Stadium Friday night. Rattler quarterback Chris McCasland went down in the first half with an apparent rib injury and did not return to the field for the second half. Rattler Head Coach Dub Smith did not mention […]

Weather hurts rodeo team

Mother Nature dealt a tough hand to the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team this week as they traveled to Vernon, Texas to compete after a week of very little practice due to the wet weather. The only person able to make a close showing in the long round was Ray Ballard who finished in 16th […]

Rattlers vs. Clayton – ‘biggest game of the year’

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team takes on Clayton at home Friday night in what Rattler coach Dub Smith called, “the biggest game of the year.” The Yellowjackets come off a win at Estancia in which they racked up nearly 500 yards of offense. Coaches for both teams recognize the importance of this […]

Rattlers get district volleyball win

TV Hagenah SANTA ROSA – For the first time in what one observer said was “longer than most people can remember,” the Tucumcari volleyball team has won a district volleyball match. What makes the Thursday win especially pleasant for Tucumcari head coach Alicia Trujillo was that the win came at the expense of Tucumcari’s arch […]

San Jon Coyotes crushed by Floyd Broncos 66-8

Dave Wagner FLOYD — The Floyd Broncos overwhelmed San Jon 66-8 on Thursday, improving to 6-0 for the season in a game called by the state’s 45-point lead rule which goes into effect in six-man games at that point. By the end of the first quarter, it was 33-0 and the only question was the […]

Tucumcari defeats Dexter Demons 40-27

William Thompson DEXTER – The Tucumcari High School football team played the role of spoiler at Dexter’s homecoming Friday night by escaping with a 40-27 victory. The game was back and forth and too close to call until midway through the fourth quarter when Rattler Eric Holt intercepted at the Demon 16 yard line. Holt […]

House places fourth in Melrose

TV Hagenah House traveled to Melrose last weekend to take part in the Melrose Invitational Volleyball Tournament where they faced off against three different teams: Tucumcari, Melrose and Santa Rosa. In their first game they defeated Tucumcari Rattlers in three 15-25, 28-26, 25-20. According to House Coach Marc Foust, it was a great win for […]

Tucumcari goes 1-2 at Melrose

TV Hagenah At the Melrose Invitational Volleyball Tournament in Melrose over the weekend Tucumcari went against three different opponents the House High School Cowgirls, the San Jon High School Coyotes and finally the Eunice Cardinals . Against House Tucumcari started strong defeating their in county opponents by 10, 25-15, but the streak was not to […]

San Jon loses three at Melrose

TV Hagenah San Jon had a rough Melrose Invitational Volleyball Tournament. The Coyotes went 0-3, but according to San Jon Head Volleyball coach A.J. Laird there were impressive signs popping up periodically with her young team’s play. I felt they played well,” said Laird, “but they were up against some very good teams. Still they […]

Mesalands rodeoers compete, come close

ALPINE, Texas – Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team traveled to Alpine, Texas where according to those taking part the competition was fierce and the weather was chilly. Still, four Mesalands team members came very close to breaking into the short round competition. Christen Martinez in barrels, Chase Pope in steer wrestling, Samantha Southard in goat […]