Mosquero whips House Cowboys and Cowgirls

By William Thompson The House Cowboys fell at Mosquero Friday, 61-60. The House Cowgirls also lost by a point at Mosquero, 48-47. Boys Cowboy Nathan Foust scored 48 of House’s 60 points, but Mosquero held on for a one-point victory after leading from the second quarter onward. Cowgirl Coach Marc Foust, speaking on behalf of […]

Lady Rattlers dealt crushing blow

QCS staff The Tucumcari High School girls basketball team suffered its worst loss of the season Thursday, falling to the Vixens of Fort Sumner, 56-15. The Lady Rattlers’ inability to solve Fort Sumner’s full-court press spelled doom early as Tucumcari ball handlers rarely got the ball past mid-court without giving it away. Fort Sumner beat […]

Girls notch third win

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School girls basketball team lost to Elida Thursday evening but rebounded with a victory over Mesa Vista in the first game of the Route 66 tournament Friday. Tucumcari vs. Elida. The Lady Rattlers’ winning ways suffered a setback Thursday evening when Elida came to town. The Tigers won easily, 57-24 […]

Lady Rattlers win second in two days

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School girls basketball team did something Saturday they failed to do all last season. They put together a two-game winning streak by beating Logan 57-56 at Logan. The hard-fought game came down to the final six seconds. The Lady Longhorns had to bring the ball all the way up court […]

Melrose stops San Jon, 64-0

William Thompson Nothing seemed to go right for the San Jon Coyotes football team Friday afternoon. The top-ranked Melrose Buffaloes scored 40 points in the first quarter on their way to a 64-0 victory in a game that was called at the end of the first half. Even worse for San Jon was when both […]

Football begins practice Aug. 9

William Thompson Tucumcari High School football coach Dub Smith said his 2004 Rattlers will begin practice Aug. 9 and a time has been scheduled for all players to get their physicals next Wednesday morning at Rattler Gym. “Players can get their physicals from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4,” said Smith. “They will need […]

Roads diverging at the pool hall

TV Hagenah Today’s column is a true one (or at least as true as anything dealing with memory can be). When I am asked to speak at graduations or affairs honoring fathers, I often pull this story out and share it with my audience. In fact, it happened in late July more years ago than […]

Basketball camp helps future Rattlers

William Thompson Tucumcari High School basketball coach Alicia Trujillo and her husband Albert co-hosted the “Nothing but Net” basketball camp for local youths last week at Tucumcari Elementary School. Coach Trujillo said the elementary school students improved their basketball skills dramatically over the course of the week. “The kids have been learning why things are […]

Local ladies fall to Estancia

William Thompson The Lady Rattlers played well in the first half, but let the Lady Bears begin to pull away in the second half as Tucumcari lost at home, 52-32, Friday. The Rattler girls had a knack for drawing fouls Friday evening. They shot from the foul line 22 times in the first half alone. […]

Lady Rattlers fall hard against Texico

William Thompson The Tucumcari Boys Varsity squad played solid basketball but couldn’t hold on to their fourth quarter lead as they lost to Texico 62-58 Friday night. It was a see-saw game. The Rattlers were down by as much as 12 points in the first half, and up by six in the second half. The […]