Rattlers compete at Crownpoint

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team will take a long road trip Friday when they take on Crownpoint High School at 7 p.m. Friday night. Crownpoint High School is located 25 miles north of the Thoreau exit off I-40. The Thoreau exit is 30 miles west of Grants. Crownpoint is 0-1 this season, […]

Longhorns take match from Rattlers

TV Hagenah It took the Logan Longhorns five games to defeat Tucumcari in Volleyball Saturday evening, but when they headed east on U.S. 54 they were a happy group. They had won 23-25, 19-25, 25-17, 25-13 and 15-11 in the tie breaker. Early on it looked as if it would be all Tucumcari as they […]

Rattlers trounce Mora Rangers

William Thompson An explosive first half by the Tucumcari High School football team was too much for the outmanned Mora Rangers Friday night at Rattler Stadium as Tucumcari won easily 42-6. Head Coach Dub Smith was pleased with the Rattlers’ first-half play. “I think we have the makings of a really good football team,” said […]

Rattlers take on Mora Rangers Friday

William Thompson Tucumcari High School football coach Dub Smith sounded confident about his team’s chances against the Class A Mora Rangers Friday Night at 7 p.m. “They (Mora) don’t have a lot of numbers as far as players,” said Smith, “but they did play Santa Rosa close last year. They will probably be throwing the […]

Volleyball girls drop match to Floyd

TV Hagenah In their first official outing of the season Tuesday evening at the Tucumcari Elementary School Gymnasium, the Tucumcari High School Volleyball Squad was not where head coach Alicia Trujillo wanted them to be even this early in the season in their game against the Floyd Broncos. “We did not play well,” said Trujillo […]

Youth sports registration starts

Registration hs begun for both Quay County Junior League Football and Tucumcari Youth Volleyball. Registration will run through Tuesday Aug. 31, at the Tucumcari Recreation Center which is open from 3 to 9 p.m. Football is for youth in the fourth fifth and sixth grades. Volleyball is for youths in the third, fourth, fifth and […]

Local Olympian remembers

TV Hagenah When the vast majority of Quay County residents turn on their televisions this week to tune into to the 2004 Olympics from Athens, they see little more than a gathering of athletes competing for awards and recognition. For one Tucumcari resident, however, watching the Olympics is different. It is different because he represented […]

Rattlers kick off new season

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team lines up against the Mora Rangers Aug. 27 and coaches aren’t sure yet how the young Rattler linemen will respond. “Our big question mark is our line,” said running back coach Gary Hittson,”That’s what everybody’s going to be looking at.” Line coach Wayne Ferguson said his young […]

Registration set for soccer league

Representatives for the Tucumcari Youth Soccer League announced recently that there will be soccer registration on Aug. 19, 20 and 23. According to Brenda Bishop of the league, there are some changes in soccer this year. The major change is that there will only be a single season, from Sept. 18 to Oct. 23. Bishop […]

Rattler football schedule released

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team’s season begins Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. with a scrimmage against St. Michael High School of Santa Fe at Rattler Stadium. St. Michael is the defending Class AAA champion. The first regular season game will be at home against the Mora Rangers Aug. 27. The Rattler Homecoming […]