Lady Rattlers win one

By William Thompson The Tucumcari girls basketball team finished 1-2 for the weekend. Saturday’s win over Raton was sandwiched between losses. Santa Rosa 65, Tucumcari 31 The Lady Lions of Santa Rosa took a big early lead as the Lady Rattlers suffered from turnovers. Tucumcari was close in the first few minutes, but the Lady […]

Rattlers win one over weekend

By William Thompson The Tucumcari boys basketball team dropped Raton in overtime on Saturday, but suffered losses Friday and Tuesday. Santa Rosa 49, Tucumcari 45 It was a close, hard-fought game throughout as both teams exchanged short leads. Santa Rosa held on, hitting free throws late to win. The Rattlers had the early lead but […]

Four Rattlers named all-stars

By William Thompson Four Tucumcari High School football players were recently named to the Class 1A/2A North All-Star Team. The all-star team is open only to graduating seniors. Players were selected by high school coaches. Chris McCasland was selected as a free safety, Justin Garcia as a center, Matt Braziel as a defensive back and […]

Wrestlers take fifth

QCS staff The Tucumcari High School wrestling team recently finished fifth at a tournament in Albuquerque. Several Tucumcari wrestlers placed well against competition from big schools that included Albuquerque High School, Bernalillo High School and Highland High School. Coach Eddie Encinias said Brian Lopez is undefeated this season and heavyweight Justin Garcia pinned three opponents […]

Lady Rattlers dealt crushing blow

QCS staff The Tucumcari High School girls basketball team suffered its worst loss of the season Thursday, falling to the Vixens of Fort Sumner, 56-15. The Lady Rattlers’ inability to solve Fort Sumner’s full-court press spelled doom early as Tucumcari ball handlers rarely got the ball past mid-court without giving it away. Fort Sumner beat […]

Fort Sumner free throws sink Rattlers

By William Thompson Free throws down the stretch made the difference for the Fort Sumner Foxes as they slipped past Tucumcari, 57-54, on Thursday at Tucumcari High School. It was the third time the teams have met this season. Fort Sumner won the first game, then Tucumcari evened the series in double overtime in December. […]

Rattlers take Cimarron

William Thompson Tucumcari defeated the Cimarron Rams, 66-57, Saturday in a basketball game marked by streaks at the Santa Rosa Invitational. The Rattlers led 8-0 early, but also trailed 10-9. Playing without ailing Nemie Salvador and injured Eric Holt, the Rattlers improved their record to 7-3. Matt Braziel hit several crucial threes and Jeremy Lopez […]

San Jon beats Floyd in tight contest

William Thompson The San Jon High School boys basketball team finished a tournament in Texico Saturday with a 65-64 win over Floyd. The Broncos were hitting threes with abandon but it was a three-pointer by San Jon’s Richard Vasquez at the end of the game that won it for the Coyotes. San Jon opened up […]

Logan Longhorns fall to Vixens

David Wagner TEXICO — Seeded No. 1 in the 4A bracket of the EPAC Tournament, Fort Sumner’s hopes for a shot at the championship almost came crashing down against scrappy Logan on Wednesday. Junior forward Jeremy Guana scored 22 points and the Foxes made enough free throws — barely — to hold off the Longhorns […]

Girls win big at Sandia Prep Tourney

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School girls basketball team dominated To’hajiilee 52-13 Sunday at Sandia Prep. Tucumcari outscored its opponent in every quarter but the third enroute to its most lopsided win of the season. Now 6-5 on the season, the Tucumcari girls still have a shot at a winning season. Head Coach Alicia Trujillo […]