House Cowgirls lose to Santa Rosa

TV Hagenah In an away game at Santa Rosa, the House Cowgirls dropped three of four to Santa Rosa Tuesday evening. 18-25, 11-25, 25-19, 7-25. “We’re a young team,” said House head volleyball coach Mark Foust. “We’ve still got room from improvement but we are getting better with every match.” Foust said the young House […]

50 out for Mesalands Rodeo

According to Mesalands Community College Public Information Director John Yearout, 50 students are participating this year with the Mesalands Rodeo Team. Yearout said the 50 athletes come both from all over the state and across the country. Not only do they hail from towns throughout New Mexico, he said they also come from Texas, Colorado, […]

Rattlers win convincingly, 40-13

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team improved to 4-0 on the season with a 40-13 win over the Raton Tigers at Rattler Stadium Friday night. Rattler Coach Dub Smith said his team’s defense was a key to victory. “Our defense gave our offense great field position all night,” said Smith. “Our kids played […]

Bowling returns to Tucumcari

William Thompson Dawayne Malone, owner of Mountain View Bowl on S. Lake Street, has reopened Tucumcari’s only bowling alley after a summer respite. Bowling leagues are forming and league play begins the week of Sept. 20. Malone said about 100 Tucumcari residents bowled in leagues last year. “We have a men’s league, a women’s league […]

Rattlers face AAA Raton

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team takes on Raton this Friday night at Rattler Stadium, 7 p.m., and if last year is any indication, Tucumcari will be victorious. Last season, Tucumcari beat Raton 40-20. Raton is 2-1 so far this season with victories over Bernalillo and Taos. Their only loss has been to […]

Rattlers head east

The Tucumcari High School football team is looking to go 3-0 for the season when the Estancia Bears host the Rattlers Friday Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Tucumcari has beaten Mora 42-6 and Crownpoint 42-8. Estancia is 0-2, with losses to NMMI and Laguna. Coach Mike Draper of Estancia said his Bears must contain Tucumcari’s […]

Girls lose three of four

TV Hagenah It was a loss for the Tucumcari Rattler Volleyball Team Tuesday evening at the Tucumcari Elementary School Gymnasium as they played Elida, but it was one that was heartening for both the coach and the Rattler team with the scores of 23-25, 17-25, 25-23, 19-25. “We had moments that we were excellent,” said […]

Tucumcari drops three to Grady

TV Hagenah The Grady Bronchos came to Tucumcari to play Volleyball and play the young team did defeating the Tucumcari Rattlers 25-17, 25-19, 25-13. Despite the defeat, Rattler Coach Alicia Trujillo said she felt her girls had played well and felt her girls were competitive in each of the games they played. “I felt we […]

Coyotes lose to Patriots

William Thompson The San Jon High School football team stormed to a 32-6 lead against San Jacinto Christian Academy Friday afternoon, but the Coyotes ran out of steam in the second half, losing 64-32. Things looked bright for the Coyotes when Trey Rusk broke for a 30-yard touchdown on San Jon’s first possession. Tyler Adams […]

Rattlers win big, 42-8

The Tucumcari High School football team traveled 300 miles to soundly defeat the Crownpoint Eagles 42-8 Friday night. All-State running back Eric Holt scored five touchdowns for the game and ran for more than 100 yards in the first quarter alone. The Rattler defense dominated except for giving up one touchdown early in the fourth […]