Mesalands names All-State Academic Team members

QCS Reports Joyce Runyan and Reynaldo Maestas have been selected as Mesalands Community College’s nominees for the 2004 New Mexico All-State Academic Team. Sponsored annually by USA TODAY, the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of two-year colleges, nominees must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of […]

Girls finish fourth

By TV Hagenah The success the Tucumcari Lady Rattlers had on Thursdays in their defeat over Lake Arthur did roll over into Friday and Saturday as they dropped both their next two games to their opponents. They lost 52-32 to Floyd and 45-36 to Monte Vista. In the Friday game against Floyd in the first […]

Rattlers boys take tournament

By TV Hagenah A good way to end a year for a sports team is to win and to win your own tournament is even better still. For that reason, The Tucumcari boys basketball team is a happy group of athletes. This year their stockings held the championship trophy for the 2003 Route 66 Holiday […]

Touney begins with Rattlers’ wins

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By TV Hagenah The first round of the 2003 edition of the Route 66 Holiday Basketball Tournament is history and both the boys’ and girls’ varsity squads of Tucumcari are alive and well and in the winner’s bracket. Boys In their Thursday evening game, the Tucumcari Rattlers dominated their first round Elida opponents outscoring and […]

Undefeated Rattlers stage come-from-behind victory

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By TV Hagnenah Clearly, the game the previous evening had taken its toll as the Tucumcari Lady Rattlers took on the Logan Lady Longhorns Saturday evening. Tucumcari started slow on offense and while their defense was solid early in the game. But it was not enough for Tucumcari to overcome the full-court pressing Lady Longhorns […]

Logan dominates in T-Town

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By TV Hagenah Clearly, the game the previous evening had taken its toll as the Tucumcari Lady Rattlers took on the Logan Lady Longhorns Saturday evening. Tucumcari started slow on offense and while their defense was solid early in the game. But it was not enough for Tucumcari to overcome the full-court pressing Lady Longhorns […]

Rattlers press leads to win

By TV Hagenah When the the boys’ basketball game between San Jon and Tucumcari at Rattler Gymnasium began Friday evening, everyone in the stands knew they were in for a show and they were not disappointed because the final score of 84-59 did not reflect just how competitive the game was. Tucumcari (2-0) wanted to […]

San Jon drops Lady Rattlers

By TV Hagenah The San Jon Lady Coyotes came into the Rattler Gymnasium on Friday evening with thoughts of taking down the Lady Rattlers, and when the dust had settled, take them down they did 60-44. Early on it looked as if it would be a decision in Tucumcari’s favor as the Lady Rattler’s jumped […]

Home field advantage scars title games: Sports Column

By Ryan Lengerich After winning a home game, it seems football players are quick to thank their fans — and they should. Sometimes the thought of home advantage is enough. “Everyone knows were tough to beat at home,” Tucumcari senior A.J. Molinas told me prior to the Tularosa playoff game at Rattler Stadium. Yet high […]

All-State 6-Man teams announced

QCS Reports Seven Longhorns and three Cowboys received all-state recognition for the 2003 six-man football season. The two teams received recognition at four of the 10 first-team defensive positions. Logan senior Kirk Burns, who earned district player-of-the-year honors one week ago, was named to the all-state first team as a rush end and took second […]