Golfers struggle

The Tucumcari varsity golf team scored a 330 in a tournament at Portales, Monday. Their target score for the Portales tournament was 322. The Rattler golfers now have only four more tournaments to equal or better their target score. The Rattlers need to match their target score two more times to make it to the […]

Rattlers sweep Bronchos

William Thompson • Game 1 Tucumcari High School’s varsity baseball team dispatched Grady 12-4 Tuesday afternoon at home. Matt Braziel was on the mound for the Rattlers. At times he appeared to waver, but he wound up allowing only four hits in the game. Rattler Coach Mike Russell praised Braziel once again this season. “Matt […]

Rattler golfers falter at Ruidoso

William Thompson Despite a score of 80 by Larry Roybal and an 83 by Matt Smith, the Tucumcari High School’s golf team finished back in the pack of a 14-team tournament at Ruidoso’s Municipal Golf Course held last Monday and Tuesday. The Tucumcari team failed to reach their target score of 334, scoring an uncharacteristic […]

Rodeo team shines again in short round

Mesalands Community College rodeo team members made a good short round showing in steer wrestling and team roping during the recently held Snyder, Texas Intercollegiate Rodeo. Steer Wrestler Justin Price finished the long round in seventh place out of 48 contenders. He went on to place sixth in the short round and fifth overall. Team […]

Tracksters impress many with speed

TV Hagenah “Our kids open some people’s eyes by the times they turned in this early in the season,” said Rattler Track Coach Wayne Ferguson about the performances of Tucumcari High School Runners at the Fort Sumner Qualifier, Tuesday. “Actually, they opened mine too.” Ferguson said the rattler runners and field personnel turned in “some […]

College rodeoers succeed in Odessa

Mesalands Community College steer wrestlers Justin Price and Winston Jim finished in ninth and 10th place respectively in the long round at the Odessa, Texas Intercollegiate Rodeo last weekend. Chance Pope came close with a 13th place finish in the long round. Price and Jim went on to split the sixth and seventh places in […]

Rattlers sweep Yellow Jackets

William Thompson The Tucumcari varsity baseball team won two games at Clayton Tuesday. The Rattlers beat the Yellow jackets 5-1 in the first game and 4-3 in the second game. Game One Matt Braziel pitched even better against Clayton than he had against Estancia earlier in the season. He allowed only one earned run the […]

Rattlers take Santa Rosa Lions

William Thompson In a game that was tied twice, the Tucumcari varsity baseball team came away with an 11-7 win Thursday evening at Santa Rosa. The Santa Rosa Lions were hosting Tucumcari as part of their invitational tournament. The Rattlers spoiled the hometown team’s hopes of a tournament championship by continuing to hit the ball […]

Rattlers win 1, lose 1

William Thompson Tucumcari vs. San Jon The Tucumcari varsity baseball team was not kind to its I-40 rival, San Jon, Saturday. The Rattlers won 26-13, and are becoming known as a solid hitting team. Rattler Matt Garcia, relatively quiet with the bat until Saturday’s game, hit a 2 RBI single in the first inning to […]

Tucumcari drops two to Estancia

William Thompson A tough Estancia varsity baseball team scored 17 runs on the Rattlers in the first game of a doubleheader Monday, and then had a battle on their hands in the second game which went eight innings. Rattler Coach Mike Russell said he would like to forget the first game, but was extremely pleased […]