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. […]

Rattlers begin with win, Logan, San Jon lose

William Thompson Michael Baca came through with a clutch inside-the-park homer in the bottom of the sixth inning Friday afternoon to put Tucumcari in a semi-final game against Estancia in the Route 66 Tournament on Saturday. Rattler coach Mike Russell had praise for Baca. “Michael Baca is one guy who can generate scoring,” he said. […]

Rodeo team shines in Texas

Steer Wrestling was where much of the excitement took place at the Weatherford, Texas Intercollegiate Rodeo held over the weekend. Steer wrestlers from Mesalands pulled down second and third place in the short round in that event. Taking second in the short round was Matthew Antone who also took third place in the average. Chance […]

Baseballers lose, tie in Las Vegas

William Thompson The Rattler baseball team opened their season Tuesday afternoon at West Las Vegas with a doubleheader. The Rattlers had the lead early in the first game, but the Dons of West Las Vegas went on a scoring spree late in the game to win by ten. The second game was a short one. […]