Rattlers head east

The Tucumcari High School football team is looking to go 3-0 for the season when the Estancia Bears host the Rattlers Friday Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Tucumcari has beaten Mora 42-6 and Crownpoint 42-8. Estancia is 0-2, with losses to NMMI and Laguna. Coach Mike Draper of Estancia said his Bears must contain Tucumcari’s […]

Girls lose three of four

TV Hagenah It was a loss for the Tucumcari Rattler Volleyball Team Tuesday evening at the Tucumcari Elementary School Gymnasium as they played Elida, but it was one that was heartening for both the coach and the Rattler team with the scores of 23-25, 17-25, 25-23, 19-25. “We had moments that we were excellent,” said […]

Tucumcari drops three to Grady

TV Hagenah The Grady Bronchos came to Tucumcari to play Volleyball and play the young team did defeating the Tucumcari Rattlers 25-17, 25-19, 25-13. Despite the defeat, Rattler Coach Alicia Trujillo said she felt her girls had played well and felt her girls were competitive in each of the games they played. “I felt we […]

Coyotes lose to Patriots

William Thompson The San Jon High School football team stormed to a 32-6 lead against San Jacinto Christian Academy Friday afternoon, but the Coyotes ran out of steam in the second half, losing 64-32. Things looked bright for the Coyotes when Trey Rusk broke for a 30-yard touchdown on San Jon’s first possession. Tyler Adams […]

Rattlers win big, 42-8

The Tucumcari High School football team traveled 300 miles to soundly defeat the Crownpoint Eagles 42-8 Friday night. All-State running back Eric Holt scored five touchdowns for the game and ran for more than 100 yards in the first quarter alone. The Rattler defense dominated except for giving up one touchdown early in the fourth […]

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 […]