San Jon Invitational begins

William Thompson San Jon dominates Clayton The Rattlers varsity baseball team came up short against Cimarron at the San Jon Invitational by a score of 7-4 Friday. Tucumcari had a 4-3 lead in the top of the fourth inning, but the Rams had a three-run sixth inning to ice the game. Rattlers Coach Mike Russell […]

Tracksters do well in Dexter

TV Hagenah Tucumcari High School thinclads traveled to Dexter on Friday to compete in the Demon Relays in Dexter and according to head track coach Wayne Fergerson, his track and field people did well, all things considered. “Well, it’s spring break and we have some people gone and injured, but overall, I’d say we did […]

Golfers win tournament

William Thompson The Tucumcari Varsity Golf team finished its invitational tournament Monday with a score of 330. Las Vegas-Robertson came in second with a 333. Raton had a 356 while Clayton shot a 395. Josh Hurley, an assistant coach for the Rattler team, said his players felt comfortable on their home course. “We hit our […]

Locals stumble in tourney

William Thompson Tucumcari vs. Estancia The Rattlers’ baseball team lost 15-4 to the Bears of Estancia, ending the Rattlers’ hopes of winning their home tournament. Estancia had 18 hits for the game and Rattler Coach Mike Russell said he might know why. “It looked like the Estancia batters were reading our pitchers’ mail,” said Russell. […]

Rattlers begin with win, Logan, San Jon lose

William Thompson Michael Baca came through with a clutch inside-the-park homer in the bottom of the sixth inning Friday afternoon to put Tucumcari in a semi-final game against Estancia in the Route 66 Tournament on Saturday. Rattler coach Mike Russell had praise for Baca. “Michael Baca is one guy who can generate scoring,” he said. […]

Rodeo team shines in Texas

Steer Wrestling was where much of the excitement took place at the Weatherford, Texas Intercollegiate Rodeo held over the weekend. Steer wrestlers from Mesalands pulled down second and third place in the short round in that event. Taking second in the short round was Matthew Antone who also took third place in the average. Chance […]

Baseballers lose, tie in Las Vegas

William Thompson The Rattler baseball team opened their season Tuesday afternoon at West Las Vegas with a doubleheader. The Rattlers had the lead early in the first game, but the Dons of West Las Vegas went on a scoring spree late in the game to win by ten. The second game was a short one. […]

Linksters Struggle

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School golf team placed ninth out of twelve teams at New Mexico Military Institute, in Roswell Tuesday. Rattler coach Charlie Maciel said he can not blame conditions or the military institute course. “The course was a pretty flat, fast course and the weather was good,” said Maciel about the day. […]

District 4 1-A All-District Released

TV Hagenah Nineteen Quay County basketball players were named to the all-district lists for 2003-04. House had three girls; senior Hailey Lee, junior Lindsey Lee and senior Krista O’Steen and two boys; junior Nathan Foust and senior Jorden Jennings, named to the team with one boy, senior Seth Webb named on the honorable mention lists. […]

Little League set to start

William Thompson Quay County Little League baseball has been a spring tradition for over half a century in the area. B.J. Molinas, president of the Quay County Little League, said this season should be as fun-filled as ever. “We are about ready to go,” said Molinas. “Hopefully over 300 kids will be playing this year.” […]