Middle school football finishes 6-1

William Thompson The Tucumcari Middle School football team, coached by Eddie Encinias and Brian Dunlap, finished the season 6-1 with victories over district rivals. Head Coach Encinias said the team excelled. “If there were state rankings for middle school football, we would be near the top,” said Encinias. “I’m really proud that we beat district […]

Youth basketball starts

TV Hagenah According to Scott Simpson of the Tucumcari Recreation Department, the recreation department will be registerning third and fourth grade boys and girls for the local youth basketball league beginning Monday, Nov. 1. Simpson said interested individuals or their parents may sign up at the Tucumcari Recreation Center at 900 E. Laughlin from 3-9 […]

Practice begins for winter sports

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School Boys’ and Girls’ basketball teams begin practice Monday. Also, high school wrestling practice starts Monday at 3:30 p.m. The boys begin their preparation for the 2004-2005 season Monday at 3:30 p.m. They will practice in the Tucumcari Elementary School gym while the high school gym continues to undergo renovation. […]

Logan stops San Jon in season finale

TV Hagenah SAN JON – In the final regular season game for both arch-rivals in the “A” division, San Jon and Logan met for the last time in volleyball in San Jon Thursday evening. “It was a good game,” said San Jon Volleyball Coach A.J. Laird. “but Logan is just a very good team and […]

Rattlers fall to Santa Rosa

William Thompson The Santa Rosa Lions scored 29 unanswered points in the second half to defeat the Tucumcari Rattlers 36-21 Friday night. The Santa Rosa victory ended Tucumcari’s playoff hopes. The Rattlers went into the locker room at halftime up 21-7. Momentum was clearly in Tucumcari’s favor as running back Eric Holt ran for 119 […]

Longhorns defeat San Jon 54-0

William Thompson The Logan Longhorns dominated on both sides of the ball as they beat the San Jon Coyotes football team 54-0 Saturday at San Jon. In a game called at the half and marred by turnovers by both teams, the Longhorn defense allowed only two San Jon first downs and scored two safeties. San […]

Rattlers in must-win game in Santa Rosa

William Thompson The Tucumcari Rattlers must beat the Santa Rosa Lions Friday night in order to have a shot at the playoffs. Santa Rosa is 6-1. Tucumcari is 5-3. The two teams have played one common opponent, Texico. Texico beat Santa Rosa by one touchdown. The Rattlers had a little more trouble with Texico. Rattler […]

Rattlers fall to Yellowjackets, 38-19

William Thompson The Clayton Yellowjackets had a big second half to defeat the Tucumcari Rattlers 38-19 at Rattler Stadium Friday night. Rattler quarterback Chris McCasland went down in the first half with an apparent rib injury and did not return to the field for the second half. Rattler Head Coach Dub Smith did not mention […]

Weather hurts rodeo team

Mother Nature dealt a tough hand to the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team this week as they traveled to Vernon, Texas to compete after a week of very little practice due to the wet weather. The only person able to make a close showing in the long round was Ray Ballard who finished in 16th […]

Rattlers vs. Clayton – ‘biggest game of the year’

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team takes on Clayton at home Friday night in what Rattler coach Dub Smith called, “the biggest game of the year.” The Yellowjackets come off a win at Estancia in which they racked up nearly 500 yards of offense. Coaches for both teams recognize the importance of this […]