Rattler volleyball team set to start

TV Hagenah It could be a very good year for the Tucumcari High School Volleyball Team. Head volleyball coach Alicia Trujillo said she thinks that the 2004 volleyball season could develop into a strong year for the team she coaches. “We’re still young and we are still rebuilding,” said Trujillo, “but we could surprise some […]

Football team takes on ropes course

TV Hagenah Six Tucumcari High School football players from the class of 2005 and two coaches traveled to Las Vegas Thursday to learn a bit more about teamwork and themselves, and according to everyone involved, it worked. The six, John Sewell, Nick Weigel, Chris McCasland, Justin Garcia, Nemi Salvador and Steven Taylor along with coaches […]

Middle school football begins

All middle school football players will meet Thursday, Aug. 12 in the middle school gym at 5:30 p.m. Practice starts Monday, Aug. 16 at 3:30 p.m. All physicals must be taken before players will be allowed to practice. For more information call Coach Encinias at 461-2294 or 487-7613 or Coach Dunlap at 461-9898.

Cheerleader named as all-star

William Thompson Rhea Jaynes, 11, enters Tucumcari Middle School this year where she has already won a spot on the cheerleading squad. Jaynes recently was named to the Universal Cheerleaders Association’s New Mexico middle school all-star cheerleading team and will march in Houston’s Thanksgiving Day parade. “I had to compete against 15 other cheerleaders to […]

Charity softball on tap

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari Love’s Country Store will be sponsoring their first ever Charity Co-ed Softball Tournament which, according to Love’s Country Store Manager Jamie Shaw, will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. Shaw said that the Children’s Miracle Network is a group of hospitals that help children and get ill or injured children in need […]

Horse show, rodeo end

While the rodeo arena that the 4-H rodeo and horse show competitors used over the weekend looked more appropriate for mud wrestling than rodeoing and horse showing, the show and the rodeo went on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. According to Quay County Extension Agent Pete Walden, despite the terrible conditions everything went off with little […]

Football begins practice Aug. 9

William Thompson Tucumcari High School football coach Dub Smith said his 2004 Rattlers will begin practice Aug. 9 and a time has been scheduled for all players to get their physicals next Wednesday morning at Rattler Gym. “Players can get their physicals from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4,” said Smith. “They will need […]

Vic Breen Golf Tourney deemed success

TV Hagenah Despite weather more suited for duck hunting than golf, the annual Vic Breen Memorial Golf Classic took place over the weekend with 43 golfers competing in the tournament. According to Tucumcari Club Professional Charlie Maciel, this is one of the most highly regarded tournaments in Eastern New Mexico. Maciel said that in spite […]

Locals study Oklahoma football

William Thompson Tucumcari Middle School football coaches, Eddie Encinias and Brian Dunlap, took 21 middle school football payers to a football camp in Goodwell, Okla. last month. The seventh and eighth graders learned fundamentals from highly regarded coaches and players from Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Coach Dunlap said the university’s head coach once served as […]

Players learn from camp

TV Hagenah Coach Alicia Trujillo said that almost 30 young people are out for her “Pass it, Set it, Spike it” volleyball camp going on this week at the Rattler Gymnasium each morning and afternoon. ‘Things are going really well,” said Trujillo about the progress of the camp. “We’ve got a really good number out […]