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 […]

Six named to State All-Stars

TV Hagenah The ballots have been counted and Tucumcari has a number of players on the 2003 New Mexico AA All-State Teams. Seven Tucumcari High School Rattlers made the first teams’ lists, two more made the state’s second teams’ lists and an additional two were listed as All-State Honorable Mention. “I am very proud of […]

Rattler winning streak falls

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari Rattlers are no longer undefeated, but it took one of the best teams in the state, Pecos, to beat them, and it was a battle for Pecos squad to hold down the Rattlers. In fact, the Rattlers went two for three over the weekend at the Lion Classic Invitational tournament in […]

Girls lose to Des Moines

TV Hagenah When a young team goes against the best in the state, they cannot expect to escape without any scars and one of the scars might be a loss, and that’s what happened to the Lady Rattlers Saturday night when they traveled to Des Moines and took on the undefeated Des Moines Lady Demons. […]