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. […]

Ropers place at Pampa Rodeo

Mesalands Community College Team Ropers Reynaldo Maestas and Justin Price completed the long round in sixth place out of a field of over 100 teams in the recently held Pampa, Texas Intercollegiate Rodeo. Maestas and Price went on to finish in third place in the short round and fourth in the average in the team […]

Longhorns lose two to Clayton

William Thompson • Game 1 The Logan varsity baseball team was blanked 12-0 by the Clayton Yellow Jackets in the first game of a doubleheader on a hot, sunny Friday at Logan field. The Longhorns managed only one hit, a single by starting pitcher Colton Kulback. Kulback pitched well early. He retired the side in […]

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 […]