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. […]

Linksters Struggle

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School golf team placed ninth out of twelve teams at New Mexico Military Institute, in Roswell Tuesday. Rattler coach Charlie Maciel said he can not blame conditions or the military institute course. “The course was a pretty flat, fast course and the weather was good,” said Maciel about the day. […]

District 4 1-A All-District Released

TV Hagenah Nineteen Quay County basketball players were named to the all-district lists for 2003-04. House had three girls; senior Hailey Lee, junior Lindsey Lee and senior Krista O’Steen and two boys; junior Nathan Foust and senior Jorden Jennings, named to the team with one boy, senior Seth Webb named on the honorable mention lists. […]

Little League set to start

William Thompson Quay County Little League baseball has been a spring tradition for over half a century in the area. B.J. Molinas, president of the Quay County Little League, said this season should be as fun-filled as ever. “We are about ready to go,” said Molinas. “Hopefully over 300 kids will be playing this year.” […]

Track and Field begins

William Thompson Track coach Wayne Ferguson put runners through their paces recently as track and field practice began for Tucumcari High School boys and girls. Coach Ferguson said the teams have been working on strength conditioning since early February. “We’ve been working on total body workouts in the gym and weightroom,” said Ferguson. “Track events […]

Logan Longhorns fall to Demons

William Thompson The Des Moines Demons let Logan get a little close, but poured in 29 points in the final period to end the Longhorns’ season Friday night in Springer. Des Moines plays Springer Saturday night for a chance to advance to the state tournament. The Logan Longhorns were in the game early despite a […]

Two San Jon girls win sportsman’s award

TV Hagenah Two San Jon High School senior girls, April Pullen and Shasta Slutz have been named the New Mexico Athletics Association Class A Sportsmen of the Year. The two were acknowledged as the Sportsmen of the Year in a special ceremony held at the halftime of the District Girls’ Championship basketball game held in […]

Encinas named coach of year

William Thompson Tucumcari High School wrestling coach Eddie Encinias was recently named wrestling Coach of the Year for class A -AAA by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. Encinias said he was surprised by the news. “I called up some of the other wrestling coaches around the state and asked them how this had […]