Tracksters impress many with speed

TV Hagenah “Our kids open some people’s eyes by the times they turned in this early in the season,” said Rattler Track Coach Wayne Ferguson about the performances of Tucumcari High School Runners at the Fort Sumner Qualifier, Tuesday. “Actually, they opened mine too.” Ferguson said the rattler runners and field personnel turned in “some […]

College rodeoers succeed in Odessa

Mesalands Community College steer wrestlers Justin Price and Winston Jim finished in ninth and 10th place respectively in the long round at the Odessa, Texas Intercollegiate Rodeo last weekend. Chance Pope came close with a 13th place finish in the long round. Price and Jim went on to split the sixth and seventh places in […]

Rattlers sweep Yellow Jackets

William Thompson The Tucumcari varsity baseball team won two games at Clayton Tuesday. The Rattlers beat the Yellow jackets 5-1 in the first game and 4-3 in the second game. Game One Matt Braziel pitched even better against Clayton than he had against Estancia earlier in the season. He allowed only one earned run the […]

Rattlers take Santa Rosa Lions

William Thompson In a game that was tied twice, the Tucumcari varsity baseball team came away with an 11-7 win Thursday evening at Santa Rosa. The Santa Rosa Lions were hosting Tucumcari as part of their invitational tournament. The Rattlers spoiled the hometown team’s hopes of a tournament championship by continuing to hit the ball […]

Rattlers win 1, lose 1

William Thompson Tucumcari vs. San Jon The Tucumcari varsity baseball team was not kind to its I-40 rival, San Jon, Saturday. The Rattlers won 26-13, and are becoming known as a solid hitting team. Rattler Matt Garcia, relatively quiet with the bat until Saturday’s game, hit a 2 RBI single in the first inning to […]

Tucumcari drops two to Estancia

William Thompson A tough Estancia varsity baseball team scored 17 runs on the Rattlers in the first game of a doubleheader Monday, and then had a battle on their hands in the second game which went eight innings. Rattler Coach Mike Russell said he would like to forget the first game, but was extremely pleased […]

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. […]