March 22, 2006 Tuck’s Turf

By Howie Tucker Pointer of the Week Five keys to solid wedge play 1. Narrow your stance from your normal iron setup. 2. Play the ball in center of stance. 3. Allow the length of the shot to dictate the length of your swing. 4. Feel like the club face is sliding across the inside […]

Logan falls short

By Jesse Wolfersberger/Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — It took until the final seconds of the championship game, but the magic finally ran out for the Logan Longhorns. Down by two with 1.9 seconds left in the game, Des Moines tried to inbound the ball, but Logan guard Josh Franco stole it just inside half court and […]

Logan advances to title game

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — It pays to be at the right place at the right time, especially on the last play of a one-point state tournament game. Down by one with only seconds left in the game, Logan junior Austin Whetten was well short on his desperation mid-range jumper, but junior Daniel […]

Unbeaten Rattlers roll over Texico

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers The flu was making Tucumcari junior Drew White sick, but the thought of another loss to Texico made him sicker. White recovered in time to play, and make a marquee defensive play, as the Rattlers rolled 38-6 over visiting Texico to stay perfect on the season. D.J. Martinez and Josh […]

If outnumbered, join other team

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor Kids are wonderful. They rollick, they frolic, they spit up on your chest. I’m in the category of those who think children are giggly and grand – as long as they are somebody else’s. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ll be the first one in the supermarket line to […]

9/24 Quay County sportster

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Who: Jamie Jones, Lady Rattler JV volleyball player and senior at Tucumcari High School. What she plays: Middle blocker on the volleyball team. She also plays basketball and participates in track. “I have no favorite,” Jones said of her sporty trio. She said her favorite part of any sport is playing together and working as […]

8/20 Tuck’s Turf

August started with a bang when the annual Rattler Reunion Scramble was held on Aug. 5 with players from way back showing they still have the talent to get it into the hole. That reminds me of something important for all of the young players in Tucumcari. A good number of the players returned to […]

Rattlers lose to Wildcats

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers lost 12-2 to the Tularosa Wildcats on Monday in the first round of the Class 2A state baseball tournament at La Cueva High School in Albuquerque. The loss ended the Rattlers’ season at 13-8. Tularosa’s Nash Kowatch hit a three-run homer in the third inning that […]

Rattlers go to state

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School baseball team (13-7) faces the Tularosa Wildcats (16-5) at 1 p.m. Monday in the first round of the state tournament at La Cueva High School in Albuquerque. The two teams have a couple of shared opponents in Estancia and Lordsburg. The Rattlers lost to Lordsburg […]

Clayton blanks Rattlers in District 3 final: Rattlers still have a shot at state tournament

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School baseball team had only one hit against the Clayton Yellow Jackets Wednesday as Clayton won the District Three final at Rattler Field, 1-0. The Rattlers will play at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rattler Field against the winner of the Pecos – Navajo Prep game. Pecos […]