Logan school hires principal

Elaine Quarles The Board of Education voted unanimously July 12 to hire Gary Miller as Logan Public School’s new principal for the 2004-05 school year. He will also serve as the girl’s basketball coach. Miller, a graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma and Sul Ross State University, will begin work immediately said Superintendent of Logan Schools Caroline […]

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 […]

Former Rattler coach heads to NMAA

David Wagner A former Tucumcari coach, Mario Martinez recently accepted a position as assistant director of men’s athletics for the New Mexico Activities Association. The NMAA is expected to formally approve the hiring Wednesday. The 49-year-old Martinez has spent more than 27 years coaching in New Mexico high schools, the last 12 at Fort Sumner […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rattlers lose squeaker to Lordsburg

William Thompson The Lordsburg Mavericks defeated the Tucumcari Rattlers 15-14 in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday to end Tucumcari’s hopes of a state baseball championship in Albuquerque. The Rattler hitters displayed a knack for big hits at the right moments, but the solid hitting was not enough to make up for several crucial […]

Tracksters place high

William Thompson Tucumcari High School Track Coach Wayne Ferguson took only a few of his track athletes to Estancia for a 13-team meet Saturday. The few who went did well, however, as the boys’ team finished third and the girls’ team finished sixth. “I took only a few of the kids because a lot was […]

Rattlers beat Clayton

William Thompson In a must-win game, the Tucumcari varsity baseball team defeated the Clayton Yellow Jackets 4-1 Tuesday at home to advance to a tournament game at Estancia today. The game was scoreless until the bottom of the fourth inning. Freshman Drew White started a Rattler rally with a well-hit single. Ray Johnson followed with […]

Ropers place at Pampa Rodeo

Mesalands Community College Team Ropers Reynaldo Maestas and Justin Price completed the long round in sixth place out of a field of over 100 teams in the recently held Pampa, Texas Intercollegiate Rodeo. Maestas and Price went on to finish in third place in the short round and fourth in the average in the team […]