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. […]

Bears take Rattlers

William Thompson The Estancia Bears used solid pitching to keep the Tucumcari High School baseball team from coming back to win as the Rattlers went down in defeat 13-8 Wednesday at home in the Region B championship game. The Rattlers received a runner-up trophy after the game, and will still be going to Albuquerque to […]

Tracksters shine at district meet

William Thompson The 2004 District 6AA track meet was held at Tucumcari High School this past weekend, and a number of Rattlers qualified to go to Albuquerque this weekend for state competition. Two freshman girls will be going to Albuquerque. Jamie Jones will be competing in the javelin and discus events. Jones won the district […]

Baseball team headed to Albuquerque

William Thompson Nearly 100 Rattler supporters turned out to see the Tucumcari High School baseball team defeat the Mora Rangers 6-5 to advance to the state tournament in Albuquerque next week. Joseph Hurley hit the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the seventh inning. Hurley had been in a hitter’s slump in recent games, but […]