Wrestlers place in Tournaments

Tucumcari High School wrestlers placed well in the district tournament, but did not place as well as expected in the recent state tournament, according to Coach Eddie Encinias. “Michael Baca finished fourth in the state tournament which began Feb. 19,” said Encinias. “John Sewell placed sixth, but other than that no one else on our […]

Logan beats San Jon

TV Hagenah The game before their game with Logan, San Jon came from over 20 behind to beat House, so most of the San Jon faithful in the stands had hopes until the very end of the game, that there was always a chance the Coyotes could come back and take the higher seeded Longhorns. […]

House girls take Logan

HOUSE – As good as the Logan girls were behind Nicole Rogers, they simply were not good enough to take out the House Lady Cowboys on Thursday night as they lost 59-38. Simply put the House girls were dominating in their command of the court and their fierce shooting from inside. Most spectacular for the […]

Rattlers end season

William Thompson The Texico Wolverines spoiled Tucumcari’s tournament hopes Wednesday by pulling ahead in the second quarter, and going on to win 70-51. The first quarter was close. The game seemed destined to be another fight to the finish. Chris McCasland knocked down two early threes and ever improving Drew White hit some close shots […]

Baseball set to begin

William Thompson A sure sign that Spring is just around the corner is when baseball players begin swinging bats and fielding grounders. The Tucumcari Rattler baseball team has begun workouts in preparation for the upcoming season which begins March 16. Coach Mike Russell heads into the season with optimism. “We were 14-8 last year, “ […]

Soccer to begin

According to the directors of the Tucumcari Recreation Center. Soccer season is about to begin. Which they say means that the Tucumcari Soccer League will be taking soccer registrations Saturday, Feb. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the recreation center at 900 E. Laughlin. Kim Enriquez, one of the directors of the soccer program […]

Rattlers falter in second half

William Thompson The Tucumcari varsity squad was in reach heading into the second half, but the Clayton big men overpowered the Rattlers as they did in the previous outing against Tucumcari, leading their team to a 77-50 victory Friday night. Clayton’s 6’7” center, Russell Gallagher, scored 16 of Clayton’s 18 first quarter points. The Tucumcari […]

Early quarter hurts Tucumcari ladies

William Thompson The Tucumcari girls’ varsity did not get on track until the second quarter as the Lady Jackets breezed to a 67-32 victory Friday at Clayton. No Lady Rattler found the net in the first period until Amber Martin hit a free throw with one minute remaining. By then, Clayton had already scored 26 […]

Rattlers lose contest to Texico

William Thompson The Tucumcari boys varsity missed shots late in the game as Texico held on to a 77-65 victory Tuesday night in Rattler Gym. Coach John Span said it wasn’t for lack of effort that Tucumcari lost the game. “The energy was there,” said Span. “We just couldn’t hit our shots down the stretch.” […]

Girls fall to Texico

William Thompson The Tucumcari girls’ varsity played Texico a little closer this time around but couldn’t overcome Texico’s three-point shooting as the Lady Wolverines went home with a 59-32 victory on Senior Night. Lady Rattler coach Alicia Trujillo was pleased with Tucumcari’s first quarter performance. “We played a great first quarter,” she said. “That shows […]