Tracksters shine at district meet

William Thompson The 2004 District 6AA track meet was held at Tucumcari High School this past weekend, and a number of Rattlers qualified to go to Albuquerque this weekend for state competition. Two freshman girls will be going to Albuquerque. Jamie Jones will be competing in the javelin and discus events. Jones won the district […]

Baseball team headed to Albuquerque

William Thompson Nearly 100 Rattler supporters turned out to see the Tucumcari High School baseball team defeat the Mora Rangers 6-5 to advance to the state tournament in Albuquerque next week. Joseph Hurley hit the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the seventh inning. Hurley had been in a hitter’s slump in recent games, but […]

Rattlers take district championships

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School baseball team scored four runs in the top of the sixth inning to defeat a tough Estancia team 11-10 to win the District 4 Class A/AA baseball title. Rattler Coach Mike Russell said it seemed like a World Series victory to his players. “The guys were hugging each other […]

Tracksters place high

William Thompson Tucumcari High School Track Coach Wayne Ferguson took only a few of his track athletes to Estancia for a 13-team meet Saturday. The few who went did well, however, as the boys’ team finished third and the girls’ team finished sixth. “I took only a few of the kids because a lot was […]

Rattlers beat Clayton

William Thompson In a must-win game, the Tucumcari varsity baseball team defeated the Clayton Yellow Jackets 4-1 Tuesday at home to advance to a tournament game at Estancia today. The game was scoreless until the bottom of the fourth inning. Freshman Drew White started a Rattler rally with a well-hit single. Ray Johnson followed with […]

Golfers Place

William Thompson In each golf tournament this season, a different Tucumcari High School golfer has stepped up with low numbers. Thursday, Nick Wiegel and Matt Smith each shot a 77 to help Tucumcari place second out of seven teams in a tournament at Raton. Assistant Coach Rex Maddaford said each of the Rattler golfers who […]

Rattlers split with Texico

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School varsity baseball team could not overcome solid pitching by the Texico Wolverines in the first game of a doubleheader, losing 12 – 2. The Rattlers rebounded with a smart 19-5 win in the second game, although Texico was playing its JV squad. Game 1 The Wolverines opened up the […]

Rodeo team places

There was a field of about 100 roping teams in the recent intercollegiate rodeo at Big Springs, Texas, and of that group, Mesalands ropers Domingo Mendoza and Eric Mascarenas split eighth and nineth place in the long round. They went on to take fifth place in the short round and fifth average. Ropers Tye Culberson […]

Tracksters fare well at weekend meets

William Thompson Tucumcari High School’s boys varsity track team posted fast times in running events at the Fort Sumner meet Saturday. The girls relay team fared well also. 16 teams competed at Ft. Sumner. The boys’ 400 meter relay team finished first with a time of 44.86. The Tucumcari boys’ 800 meter relay team also […]

Rattlers take doubleheader

William Thompson Game 1 The Tucumcari High School varsity baseball team used solid hitting to defeat the San Jon Coyotes 14-3 in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday in Tucumcari. The Coyotes scored the first run of the game with an RBI single by Will McEntire in the top of the first inning. A.J. […]