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 […]

Girls drop two at Sandia Tournament

TV Hagenah It was a close fight for the Tucumcari High School girls at the Sandia Prep Invitation Tournament Thursday, one that they thought was, for the most part theirs since they led the contest until the final minute of the game against McCarty, but it was not to be as they lost by a […]

Rattlers lose 66-63 to Pecos

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School boys basketball team jumped to a big lead early but wound up losing 66-63 to the Pecos Panthers Thursday in Santa Rosa. Head Coach John Span said his team could have won with better free throw shooting. “We jumped to a 29-8 lead, but I knew Pecos was going […]

Volleyball player wins honor

William Thompson Jamie Jones, a standout basketball and volleyball player for Tucumcari High School, won 2004 all-state honorable mention honors in volleyball for class 2A. The honorable mention status means she was considered to be one of the top dozen middle hitters in the state in her class. Jones, who said she prefers basketball, said […]

Cowboys, Cowgirls do well at tourney

The House Invitational saw both House teams do well. In the Cowgirls opening game, Lindsy Lee led all players with 26 points followed by Kimberly Lyons with 15 as the Cowgirls defeated Hondo 57-24. Sara Lee and Shannan Land added six apiece. In the Championship game, Lindsy Lee again led House with 30 points with […]