Early quarter hurts Tucumcari ladies

William Thompson The Tucumcari girls’ varsity did not get on track until the second quarter as the Lady Jackets breezed to a 67-32 victory Friday at Clayton. No Lady Rattler found the net in the first period until Amber Martin hit a free throw with one minute remaining. By then, Clayton had already scored 26 […]

Rattlers lose contest to Texico

William Thompson The Tucumcari boys varsity missed shots late in the game as Texico held on to a 77-65 victory Tuesday night in Rattler Gym. Coach John Span said it wasn’t for lack of effort that Tucumcari lost the game. “The energy was there,” said Span. “We just couldn’t hit our shots down the stretch.” […]

Rattler teams gear up for February

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School varsity boys and girls basketball teams, and the school’s wresting team are all heading into a serious month with district tournaments looming on the horizon. Boys The Tucumcari Boys Basketball Team, with an 11-4 record, still controls its own destiny. Coach John Span said although in the tournament every […]

Rattlers fall to Clayton

William Thompson The Tucumcari Rattlers could not overcome Clayton’s size advantage as they lost 75-43 last night. Clayton had three players over six feet tall. The Rattlers’ Justin Galvan battled the three giants under the basket, getting rebounds and cleanly blocking at least one shot. However, the Clayton big men wore down the Rattlers as […]

Girls lose to Clayton

William Thompson The Tucumcari Girls’ Varsity played a solid first half according to head coach Alicia Trujillo, but Clayton surged in the second half to hand the Lady Rattlers a 63-39 loss Friday evening. Lady Rattlers’ Head Coach Trujillo said turnovers led to Tucumcari’s faltering in the second half. “It was the difference in the […]

Rattlers make all district teams, (complete list here)

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QCS Reports Eleven different Rattlers were placed on the District 2, all-district first or second team for the 2003 season. Senior A.J. Molinas and junior Chris McCasland made the team at three different positions, which was more than any other players. “I was extremely pleased,” said Rattlers coach Dub Smith. “I was hoping that the […]

Lady Rattler end regular season with loss

By Ryan Lengerich Perhaps the Lady Rattlers volleyball team has a bright future. Starting four freshmen, a sophomore and a junior Tucumcari led at some point in each game in the match against Clayton Thursday. But the Rattlers (2-17, 0-8) were unable to hang on and finished winless in the 2003 district season with a […]

‘The most important ballgame’

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By Ryan Lengerich For the Tucumcari Rattler football team the season starts Friday. “This is the most important ball game we play since the state championship last year,” said Rattler head coach Dub Smith. The Rattlers (5-2) make the 114 mile journey to Clayton (6-1) Friday for the district opener at 7 p.m. Both teams […]