Lady Rattlers fall hard against Texico

William Thompson The Tucumcari Boys Varsity squad played solid basketball but couldn’t hold on to their fourth quarter lead as they lost to Texico 62-58 Friday night. It was a see-saw game. The Rattlers were down by as much as 12 points in the first half, and up by six in the second half. The […]

Rattlers lose to Texico

William Thompson The Tucumcari Boys Varsity squad played solid basketball but couldn’t hold on to their fourth quarter lead as they lost to Texico 62-58 Friday night. It was a see-saw game. The Rattlers were down by as much as 12 points in the first half, and up by six in the second half. The […]

Lions inch out Rattlers

William Thompson The Tucumcari Rattlers, down by 12 at the half, stormed back to within three with two minutes to go Tuesday night, but the Lions scored the final five points to win 54-46. Justin Galvan, playing one of his best games, scored 17 points. During one stretch in the fourth quarter, he was the […]

Wrestlers battle in Las Vegas

On Saturday the Rattler wrestling squad traveled to Las Vegas to take part in the Cardinal Classic Invitational Wrestling Tournament at which head wrestling Coach Ernie Encinias reported they “fared well”. Encinias said it was an especially rough contest since so many large schools take part every year. Encinias said there were schools ranging all […]

Rattler teams gear up for February

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School varsity boys and girls basketball teams, and the school’s wresting team are all heading into a serious month with district tournaments looming on the horizon. Boys The Tucumcari Boys Basketball Team, with an 11-4 record, still controls its own destiny. Coach John Span said although in the tournament every […]

State baseball moves

The New Mexico Activities Association announced that this year’s state championship baseball games will be played at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque. The state tournament, which is scheduled for May 13-15, will also use La Cueva and Rancho High Schools in Albuquerque as well as the UNM Baseball Field for quarter final and semifinal games. All […]

Rattlers lose at home

William Thompson The Tucumcari Rattlers had the “green light” from their coach to shoot three pointers, but too often they came up short as Guymon won 59-42 at the Tucumcari High School Gymnasium, Tuesday night. Coach John Span said if his Rattlers want to shoot the three, he’s all for it. “If they’ve got an […]

Ladies lose to Guymon

William Thompson The Tucumcari Girls team was once again beset by turnovers as they were defeated by Guymon, 66-29 last night at home. Rattlers’ Head Coach Alicia Trujillo said the only cure for her team’s turnover woes will be more game experience. “Again, it comes down to our lack of experience,” Trujillo said. Tucumcari kept […]

Rattlers fall to Clayton

William Thompson The Tucumcari Rattlers could not overcome Clayton’s size advantage as they lost 75-43 last night. Clayton had three players over six feet tall. The Rattlers’ Justin Galvan battled the three giants under the basket, getting rebounds and cleanly blocking at least one shot. However, the Clayton big men wore down the Rattlers as […]

Girls lose to Clayton

William Thompson The Tucumcari Girls’ Varsity played a solid first half according to head coach Alicia Trujillo, but Clayton surged in the second half to hand the Lady Rattlers a 63-39 loss Friday evening. Lady Rattlers’ Head Coach Trujillo said turnovers led to Tucumcari’s faltering in the second half. “It was the difference in the […]