Rattlers Outlast Monte Del Sol

William Thompson In a tightly contested game, the Tucumcari Rattlers got their biggest lead of the game late in the fourth quarter to win 57-48 against Monte Del Sol in Santa Rosa.. The Dragons led at the beginning of the final period 38-37. The Rattlers relied on three-point shooting, hitting ten three pointers in the […]

Tucumcari boys take home tournament

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School boys basketball team cruised past Mountainview Saturday morning and then had a tougher time beating Fort Sumner Saturday night. The Rattlers swept through their Route 66 tournament. Nemi Salvador and Robert Munoz made the all-tournament team. Tucumcari vs. Mountainview. The Rattlers had very few turnovers as they soundly defeated […]

Lady Rattlers win Route 66 Tourney

William Thompson The Tucucmari High School girls basketball team won twice Saturday as they look more and more like a team capable of success this season. Whitney Spinks and Jamie Jones made the all-tournament team Tucumcari vs. Lake Arthur The Lady Rattlers dominated the Lake Arthur girls Saturday morning, 70-28. They had a 30-point lead […]

Girls notch third win

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School girls basketball team lost to Elida Thursday evening but rebounded with a victory over Mesa Vista in the first game of the Route 66 tournament Friday. Tucumcari vs. Elida. The Lady Rattlers’ winning ways suffered a setback Thursday evening when Elida came to town. The Tigers won easily, 57-24 […]

Boys win two in a row

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School boys basketball team beat Elida handily Thursday evening and dominated Lake Arthur Friday evening in the Route 66 Tournament held at Tucumcari Elementary School. Tucumcari vs. Elida The Rattlers defeated the Elida Tigers 79-46 at home Thursday evening. The final score hides that Elida jumped out to an 8-0 […]

Longhorns take Rattlers 73-55

William Thompson The Logan High School boys basketball team beat Tucumcari 73-55 Saturday. The Rattlers stayed close most of the way, but the Longhorns gradually pulled away late in the game. Rattler Coach John Span said it was a battle of two evenly-matched teams. “Logan got a lot of breaks, but they created the breaks,” […]

Wrestlers grapple in own tournament

TV Hagenah Saturday saw the reintroduction of a wrestling tradition that had slipped away in recent years. The Tucumcari Invitational Wrestling Tournament took place Saturday and saw wrestlers from five different schools competing for the top positions in the different weight categories. The schools were: Moriarty, Roswell High School, New Mexico Military Institute, Goddard High […]

Rodeo team looks toward spring

Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team finished the fall season with some good results at the Lubbock competition and can now focus on the coming spring schedule that will start the third week of March. There were 170 teams entered in the team roping event at Lubbock. Ropers from Mesalands did well in the long round. […]

Registration for rec youth basketball begins

Tucumcari Recreation Department is currently registering fifth and sixth grade girls and boys for basketball. According to representatives, the fee is $25. Registration is being done at the Recreation center from 3-9 p.m. from Monday, Dec. 13 through Friday, Jan. 7. Representatives of the recreation department said the department is also seeking coaches for the […]

Lady Rattlers win second in two days

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School girls basketball team did something Saturday they failed to do all last season. They put together a two-game winning streak by beating Logan 57-56 at Logan. The hard-fought game came down to the final six seconds. The Lady Longhorns had to bring the ball all the way up court […]