Basketball camp helps future Rattlers

William Thompson Tucumcari High School basketball coach Alicia Trujillo and her husband Albert co-hosted the “Nothing but Net” basketball camp for local youths last week at Tucumcari Elementary School. Coach Trujillo said the elementary school students improved their basketball skills dramatically over the course of the week. “The kids have been learning why things are […]

Softball revises schedule

The following is the revised schedule for the 2004 Women’s softball league. All games are played at the softball field behind the Tucumcari Convention Center. Friday June 25 Pacheco’s vs. Clueless – 7 p.m. Las Diablitas vs. Pacheco’s – 8 p.m. Friday July 2 Pacheco’s vs. Clueless – 7 p.m. Logan vs. Las Diblitas – […]

Rattler all-stars compete

The Class A-AA North-South all-star football players faced off recently with four players from Tucumcari High School starting for the North team. The South team, however, defeated the North team 23-0 at Western New Mexico University stadium in Silver City. Rattler Coach Dub Smith said the all-star coaches were pleased with the effort of A.J. […]

Basketball to be taught in Tucumcari, San Jon

William Thompson Former Tucumcari High School basketball coach, Lucky Carter, and the school’s current basketball coach, John Span, will be co-hosting youth basketball camps in San Jon and Tucumcari. The San Jon camp will run from June 14-17 for boys and girls in grades 3-12. The Tucumcari camp will run June 28-30. The San Jon […]

British Soccer Camp comes to Tucumcari

Tucumcari Youth Soccer League announced recently that they have teamed up with Challenger Sports, to host the British Soccer Camp in Tucumcari June 21-25. According to organizers, campers ages 4-5 can attend a mini camp from 9 – 10:30 a.m. or from 10:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. for $80. Campers ages 6-16 will attend camp […]

Deming woman wins horseshoe tournament

At the Tucumcari Open Horseshoe Tournament on June 5, the New Mexico woman’s state horseshoe pitching champion, Doris Miller of Deming once again stepped into the winner’s circle winning four and losing only two and having a ringer percentage of 65 percent. Miller was followed in second place by Helen Laumbach who won 3.5 and […]

Locals in Leagues

Tucumcari High School basketball coach John Span took around ten Tucumcari basketball players to a summer league tournament in Las Vegas yesterday. Fifteen teams are participating. Span said his team will play six games. “This tournament should give us an idea of the capabilities of some of the players the high school team will face […]

Former Rattler coach heads to NMAA

David Wagner A former Tucumcari coach, Mario Martinez recently accepted a position as assistant director of men’s athletics for the New Mexico Activities Association. The NMAA is expected to formally approve the hiring Wednesday. The 49-year-old Martinez has spent more than 27 years coaching in New Mexico high schools, the last 12 at Fort Sumner […]

Four selected as All Stars

William Thompson Four Tucumcari High school athletes will have football on their minds next month. The four football players have been selected to play in the Class A-AA North-South All-Star game to be played June 12 at 5:30 p.m. in Silver City. A.J. Molinas, Andy Lau, Rob McClelland and Abel Vargas each made the North […]

Lady Rattler coaches hold basketball camps

TV Hagenah The Coaching staff of the Lady Rattler basketball squad will be holding their Lady Rattler “Nothing but Net” Basketball Camp June 14-18, and according to Lady Rattler head coach Alicia Trujillo, she is looking forward to a good week of basketball during the middle of June. Trujillo said she and fellow Lady Rattler […]