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 […]

Basketball to be taught in Tucumcari, San Jon

William Thompson Former Tucumcari High School basketball coach, Lucky Carter, and the school’s current basketball coach, John Span, will be co-hosting youth basketball camps in San Jon and Tucumcari. The San Jon camp will run from June 14-17 for boys and girls in grades 3-12. The Tucumcari camp will run June 28-30. The San Jon […]

Locals in Leagues

Tucumcari High School basketball coach John Span took around ten Tucumcari basketball players to a summer league tournament in Las Vegas yesterday. Fifteen teams are participating. Span said his team will play six games. “This tournament should give us an idea of the capabilities of some of the players the high school team will face […]

Lady Rattler coaches hold basketball camps

TV Hagenah The Coaching staff of the Lady Rattler basketball squad will be holding their Lady Rattler “Nothing but Net” Basketball Camp June 14-18, and according to Lady Rattler head coach Alicia Trujillo, she is looking forward to a good week of basketball during the middle of June. Trujillo said she and fellow Lady Rattler […]

Logan to hold basketball camp

A basketball camp for boys and girls, in grades three through eight in the 2004-2005 school year, will be held at Logan High School Gym June 14 -16. The fee will include daily instruction, drinks, snacks and break times. Each participant will also receive a basketball and a t-shirt. Camp instructors will be Billy Burns, […]

Athletes honored

William Thompson Tucumcari High School held its athletic banquet Monday evening and a number of awards were handed out to the school’s athletes. Among the many awards given, two went to the male and female athletes of the year. Ray Johnson, who played on the basketball and baseball teams, was voted male athlete of the […]

Local named Taos coach

Rick Apodaca made sure his step up to a varsity coach was a big one. Apodaca, an assistant coach for the Portales boys basketball team for six seasons and a graduate of Tucumcari High School, on Thursday accepted the head coaching position at Class 4A Taos High School. “For me to go into a situation […]

House retains class “A” status

William Thompson Superintendent of House Schools, Arthur Brokenbek, PhD., said he is happy that House High School’s athletic teams will be staying in Class A. “We don’t have a big enough student body to compete in class AA, “ said Brokenbek. “Our teams will be more competitive in class A.” According to Brokenbek, he received […]

Listing of events

• Jan 27 – The USDA will be distributing commodities to qualified recipients in Tucumcari at: Wautonomah Hall (behind Circle K), Mountain View apartments, Quay Apartments, and the Quay County Fairgrounds (north entrance). Distribution begins at 9 a.m. • Jan. 27 – Quay County Tourism Council will meet at 11:45 at the Quay County Extension […]

Rattlers return to court

By TV Hagenah Both the boys and girls are playing basketball as the season begins in earnest following the Christmas holidays. The boys’ team which is now ranked third in the AA rankings in New Mexico, will head to the first ever Lion Classic Basketball Tournament in Santa Rosa. There the Rattlers will take on […]