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 […]

Rattlers lose to Santa Rosa

William Thompson Friday’s game against Santa Rosa was not decided until the final minutes, but Tucumcari fell short at home, 71-60. A large, vocal crowd was on hand to watch the heated rivalry between the two I-40 foes. Early on the Santa Rosa fans had much to cheer about as the Lions took a quick […]

Lady Rattlers fall to Santa Rosa

William Thompson The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers fell 60-21 Friday to a more experienced Santa Rosa team. Santa Rosa was leading when Whitney Spinks kept her team in the game early by scoring Tucumcari’s first two baskets, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Santa Rosa’s three point shooting. Still, Tucumcari was only down by nine at […]

Five seniors named to all-state all senior squad

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari Rattler Football Team landed five players on the “North squad” of New Mexico’s All-Senior All-Star Football Team. Named to the all-senior squad on offense were guard A.J. Molinas, tackle Joe Sisneros, and Running back Rob McLelland. Named to the defensive squad were defensive-end Abel Vargas and defensive back Andy Lan. The […]