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 By Thomas Garcia    Sports    February 22, 2017 

Area teams prep for tournaments

San Jon, Logan and Tucumcari prepare for district tournament home and away games. The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers will be in District 5-3A tournament action today against the Santa Rosa Lady Lions. The...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    Sports    February 22, 2017 

Rattlers wrestling marks end of season

The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team finished fifth overall with four placers at the 4A state tournament last weekend at Rio Rancho. "The team peaked at the right time," said Eddie Encinias, head...

 

Rattlers, Ladies face Santa Rose

The Tucumcari Rattlers will need to be aggressive on offense and win the battle underneath the goal against Santa Rosa's bigger players, said Head Coach John Span. Span said the Rattlers (8-13, 1-3)...

 

Wrestlers advance to state tourney

The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team finished the regular season as the District 2-4A runner-ups, three district champions and qualified all team members for the state tournament. The Rattlers will...

 

Rattlers cheerleaders to compete

The Tucumcari Rattlers varsity cheerleaders will compete on Saturday at the Rocket Spirit Fest in Roswell. The team has to compete in three events in order to compete at the state cheer competition...

 

Logan senior aims for ENMU

If you want to play at the next level, you must have passion, dedication and the will to follow through with the workouts and conditioning on- and off-season, according to Jerome Earle, a Logan high...

 

Rattlers wrestlers to compete Saturday in Taos

The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team has one last event, the district open tournament, to qualify individuals for 4-A state competition. “As a coach, all you can do is watch and see the progress each wrestler has made up to this point,” said Edd...

 

Rattlers face Clayton this week

The Tucumcari Rattlers will need to take care of the ball and attack the basket Thursday against the Yellowjackets at Clayton. The Rattlers (8-12, 1-2) need a district win to stay in contention in...

 

Longhorns edged by Foxes in overtime thriller

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com Despite a Hail Mary three-point basket to send them into overtime, it was a short bench that led to the Longhorns 70-64 district loss to...

 

Rattlers battle for second rank in District 5

Tucumcari, Logan and San Jon boys and girls basketball teams are preparing for district opponents with several teams playing for first and second place. The Tucumcari Rattlers will have to box out,...

 

Rattlers wrestling back in action

Staff Report After missing a week of action due to illness, the Tucumcari Rattlers varsity wrestling team has only 11 practices until the state tournament, according to Head Coach Eddie Encinias. On Thursday, the Rattlers will compete in the...

 

Rattlers win three straight

A three-game winning streak is just the momentum builder the Tucumcari Rattlers basketball team needs as they prepare for district play Thursday against Clayton at the Snake Pit. "We needed the...

 

Wrestlers duel Las Vegas today

The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team has been under the weather but hopes to bounce back today at a duels tournament in Las Vegas. The duels tournament will give the Rattlers a chance to compete agai...

 

Elida falls to San Jon

ELIDA - Despite playing a pretty competitive second half, Elida's boys basketball team found themselves in too much of a first-half hole Saturday night and couldn't overcome San Jon, falling 57-40....

 

Rattlers to face Dexter

The Tucumcari Rattlers have a busy week with two home games, including Saturday's homecoming game against Bosque. The Rattlers (4-8) start things off Thursday against the Dexter Blue Demons (10-5) at...

 

Wrestlers grab first at Pecos tourney

The Tucumcari Rattlers first-place finish at Saturday’s wrestling tournament at Pecos is another step in their preparation for a strong district run, according to Head Coach Eddie Encinias. “The Rattlers are about to get into the grind,”...

 

Texico routs Logan, 45-36

By Kevin Wilson ENMN managing editor kwilson@cnjonline.com PORTALES - If the Logan Longhorns and Texico Wolverines find themselves back on the floor of The Pit in the final weekend of the prep...

 

Rattler wrestlers take on Pecos

By Thomas Garica QCS Senior Writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling will continue their drive to winning district Saturday as they compete at Pecos. “We are close to where we want to be but are waiting to peak at the right...

 

Lady Rattlers take 2nd straight at Bean Valley

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers will try to use the momentum of Saturday's championship win at the Estancia basketball tournament in their next r...

 

Rattlers face off with Santa Fe Prep Saturday

Staff report The Tucumcari Rattlers basketball team will host the Santa Fe Prep Blue Griffins Saturday at the Snake Pit. The Rattlers (3-6) will be looking for their second straight win of the New Year at 4:30 p.m. against the Blue Griffins (3-7)....

 

Lady Rattlers rout East Mountain

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers routed the East Mountain Lady Timberwolves during the first round of the Estancia basketball tournament. The 60-27 win by the Lady Rattlers (7-3) will pit them aga...

 

Rattlers fall at Citizens tournament

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers lost their three games during the Citizens Bank Invite basketball tournament this weekend at Texico. "We need to do a better job of taking...

 

Fishing report - Jan. 4

Compiled by Department of Game and Fish The fishing report has been generated from the best information available from Department of Game and Fish officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    January 4, 2017

Texico seeks EPAC title repeats

By David Norton STAFF WRITER dnorton@pntonline.com MELROSE — The New Year is here and to kick off every year on the High Plains comes the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference basketball tournament, this year being hosted by Melrose before moving to...

 

Fifteen teams attend Rattler Invite

The annual Tucumcari Rattler Invite wrestling tournament gave 15 teams from Kansas, Texas and New Mexico the opportunity to compete against new and challenging opponents. "This tournament is helping...

 

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