Rattlers kick off district games against Clayton

By Paul Lyon: QCS Friday will mark the beginning of the district games with the state’s top team — the undefeated Rattlers — facing the Clayton Yellowjackets, currently 4-3. Last week the Rattlers dealt a blow to the Dexter Demons (2-5), beating them 56-18 for a Tucumcari High School homecoming crowd. This week, it’s practice […]

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 […]

Rattlers to play for district championship

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School baseball team swept two games at Clayton Friday. Now, the Rattlers (12-6) will play the winner of the Santa Rosa- Clayton game during the district tournament Wednesday at Rattler Field. If the Rattlers win, they will be district champions and gain an automatic berth in […]

Rattlers split two with Clayton

William Thompson:Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School baseball team found it slow going in the first game of a doubleheader against Clayton, losing 5-2 at Rattler Field. In the second game the Rattlers had a little more electricity, winning 9-7 in a game called in the sixth inning due to lightning. Game 1 Clayton […]

Clayton ends Lady Rattlers’ season

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun It was do or die for the Lady Rattlers at Clayton Monday, but Tucumcari’s offense never came to life as the Lady Yellow Jackets rolled to a 76-30 district tournament victory, ending Tucumcari’s season. Tucumcari played Clayton a lot closer just a few days earlier giving fans reason to […]

District hoops start Monday

The Tucumcari High School boys and girls basketball teams enter their district tournament Monday. Tucumcari’s athletic director, Wayne Ferguson, said the Lady Rattlers will play at Clayton Monday at 6 p.m. He said the girls must win on Monday and on Wednesday in order to advance to the regionals. The boys lost at home to […]

Clayton clips Rattlers, 63-52

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers held slim leads at times during the second quarter, but Clayton surged ahead in the third quarter Friday at Rattler Gym to beat Tucumcari for the second time this season. The Yellow Jackets went up by as much as 15 points in the fourth quarter, but […]

2004-2005 Tucumcari Rattlers scores

William Thompson 2004-2005 Tucumcari Rattlers Dec. 7 Tucumcari 47 Fort Sumner 62 Dec. 10 Tucumcari 80 San Jon 64 Dec. 11 Tucumcari 55 Logan 73 Dec. 16 Tucumcari 79 Elida 46 Dec. 17 Tucumcari 63 Lake Arthur 20 Dec. 18 Tucumcari 71 Mountain View 29 Dec. 18 Tucumcari 72 Fort Sumner 67 O/T Jan. 6 […]

Rattlers lose to Clayton Friday night

By William Thompson The Tucumcari High School boys basketball is now winless in district play after a 59-43 loss at Clayton Friday. The Yellow Jackets hit a number of three-point shots while the Rattlers went 0 for 13 from beyond the three-point line. Clayton went up 9-0 early but Tucumcari stormed back to take an […]

Lady Rattlers lose to Clayton

By William Thompson The Tucumcari High School basketball team hung tough for two quarters at Clayton Friday, but the Lady Yellow Jackets pulled away in the second half enroute to a 69-39 victory. It was another district loss for the Lady Rattlers who are now a game below .500 with a 7-8 record. Tucumcari stayed […]