Five Rattlers named as all district

William Thompson The 2003-2004 District Four Class A-AA All-District Baseball Team was announced recently and five Tucumcari High School players made the list. District coaches voted for the players they thought were the best in district play. Two seniors, Ray Johnson and A.J. Molinas, made the team. Molinas put up big numbers in district competition. […]

Logan to hold basketball camp

A basketball camp for boys and girls, in grades three through eight in the 2004-2005 school year, will be held at Logan High School Gym June 14 -16. The fee will include daily instruction, drinks, snacks and break times. Each participant will also receive a basketball and a t-shirt. Camp instructors will be Billy Burns, […]

Athletes honored

William Thompson Tucumcari High School held its athletic banquet Monday evening and a number of awards were handed out to the school’s athletes. Among the many awards given, two went to the male and female athletes of the year. Ray Johnson, who played on the basketball and baseball teams, was voted male athlete of the […]

Local named Taos coach

Rick Apodaca made sure his step up to a varsity coach was a big one. Apodaca, an assistant coach for the Portales boys basketball team for six seasons and a graduate of Tucumcari High School, on Thursday accepted the head coaching position at Class 4A Taos High School. “For me to go into a situation […]

Rattler golfers falter at state

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School golf team, Nick Wiegel, Larry Roybal, Matt Smith, Aaron Peacock and Brian Lopez, did not do as well as expected at the state golf tournament recently. The tournament was held on a course near Farmington, and Rattler Coach Charlie Maciel said that it was one of the toughest courses […]

Rattlers lose squeaker to Lordsburg

William Thompson The Lordsburg Mavericks defeated the Tucumcari Rattlers 15-14 in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday to end Tucumcari’s hopes of a state baseball championship in Albuquerque. The Rattler hitters displayed a knack for big hits at the right moments, but the solid hitting was not enough to make up for several crucial […]

Class A Girls do well

TV Hagenah New Mexico State Track was held over the weekend and for Quay County Class A competitors: House, Logan and San Jon, it proved to be a mixed bag of results. Among the girls a number of young women shone brightly as House placed fourth overall among 26 competitors with 37 points. San Jon […]

Rattler boys take third at State

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School Boys track team place third overall at the state tournament in Albuquerque recently, and junior Chris McCasland was the high-point individual at the meet. Rattler Coach Wayne Ferguson said the third place showing was a major achievement for Tucumcari High School. “This is the first time we’ve brought home […]

Golfers heading to state

Five Tucumcari High School golfers will play in the state golf tournament May 10-11 at Riverside Golf Course near Farmington. Nick Wiegel, Brian Lopez, Aaron Peacock, Matt Smith and Larry Roybal qualified at a tournament in Clovis last week. This past Monday, the golfers prepared for the state competition by playing in the district tournament […]

Jim places in Stevenville

Winston Jim was the only one from Mesalands to make it through the short round at the Stevenville, Texas Intercollegiate Rodeo. He did it in steer wrestling by taking fourth place out of a field of 50 in the long round and by taking sixth in the short round and having a sixth place average. […]