Baseball set to begin

William Thompson A sure sign that Spring is just around the corner is when baseball players begin swinging bats and fielding grounders. The Tucumcari Rattler baseball team has begun workouts in preparation for the upcoming season which begins March 16. Coach Mike Russell heads into the season with optimism. “We were 14-8 last year, “ […]

Soccer to begin

According to the directors of the Tucumcari Recreation Center. Soccer season is about to begin. Which they say means that the Tucumcari Soccer League will be taking soccer registrations Saturday, Feb. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the recreation center at 900 E. Laughlin. Kim Enriquez, one of the directors of the soccer program […]

Rattlers falter in second half

William Thompson The Tucumcari varsity squad was in reach heading into the second half, but the Clayton big men overpowered the Rattlers as they did in the previous outing against Tucumcari, leading their team to a 77-50 victory Friday night. Clayton’s 6’7” center, Russell Gallagher, scored 16 of Clayton’s 18 first quarter points. The Tucumcari […]

Early quarter hurts Tucumcari ladies

William Thompson The Tucumcari girls’ varsity did not get on track until the second quarter as the Lady Jackets breezed to a 67-32 victory Friday at Clayton. No Lady Rattler found the net in the first period until Amber Martin hit a free throw with one minute remaining. By then, Clayton had already scored 26 […]

Rattlers lose contest to Texico

William Thompson The Tucumcari boys varsity missed shots late in the game as Texico held on to a 77-65 victory Tuesday night in Rattler Gym. Coach John Span said it wasn’t for lack of effort that Tucumcari lost the game. “The energy was there,” said Span. “We just couldn’t hit our shots down the stretch.” […]

Girls fall to Texico

William Thompson The Tucumcari girls’ varsity played Texico a little closer this time around but couldn’t overcome Texico’s three-point shooting as the Lady Wolverines went home with a 59-32 victory on Senior Night. Lady Rattler coach Alicia Trujillo was pleased with Tucumcari’s first quarter performance. “We played a great first quarter,” she said. “That shows […]

Local ladies fall to Estancia

William Thompson The Lady Rattlers played well in the first half, but let the Lady Bears begin to pull away in the second half as Tucumcari lost at home, 52-32, Friday. The Rattler girls had a knack for drawing fouls Friday evening. They shot from the foul line 22 times in the first half alone. […]

San Jon girls win

TV Hagenah SAN JON – On Saturday evening the San Jon girls won their second district game of the season as they overcame the Lady Pirates of Mosquero 55-43. According to San Jon head girls coach Clare Rocker the win was a welcome one that all of his girls were happy to see. “Well, we […]

San Jon boys take Mosquero

TV Hagenah SAN JON – It was clear early that it was San Jon’s evening to win on the home basketball court Saturday as they ended up defeating the Mosquero Pirates 87-61. While a somewhat a one-sided affair, San Jon head coach Al McMillian said he felt it was a good win none the less. […]

House retains class “A” status

William Thompson Superintendent of House Schools, Arthur Brokenbek, PhD., said he is happy that House High School’s athletic teams will be staying in Class A. “We don’t have a big enough student body to compete in class AA, “ said Brokenbek. “Our teams will be more competitive in class A.” According to Brokenbek, he received […]