Rattler track teams win prestige at Dexter

William Thompson:Quay County Sun Boys The Tucumcari High School boys track team won a 17-team track meet Friday at Dexter. They finished with a score of 89.5, 23 points ahead of the next closest team, Capitan. Rattler Nemi Salvador was the high-point individual, scoring 21.5 points Salvador finished first in the triple jump with a […]

Lions handle Rattlers, 63-49

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School boys basketball team came up short Tuesday in its quest to make it to the state tournament in Albuquerque. Santa Rosa ended the Rattlers’ season 63-49 in a game marked by frequent Rattler turnovers. Tucumcari finished with 18 turnovers while the Lions took care of […]

Rattler wrestlers ready to rumble

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By William Thompson Rattler wrestlers are confident about their ability to do well in the district tournament today at Rattler gym. Regardless of his achy shoulder, senior Michael Baca said he will win his weight class in the tournament. “My shoulder is a little sore,” Baca said, “but I will win first and our team […]

Rodeo team looks toward spring

Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team finished the fall season with some good results at the Lubbock competition and can now focus on the coming spring schedule that will start the third week of March. There were 170 teams entered in the team roping event at Lubbock. Ropers from Mesalands did well in the long round. […]

Mesalands rodeoers compete, come close

ALPINE, Texas – Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team traveled to Alpine, Texas where according to those taking part the competition was fierce and the weather was chilly. Still, four Mesalands team members came very close to breaking into the short round competition. Christen Martinez in barrels, Chase Pope in steer wrestling, Samantha Southard in goat […]

Mesalands rodeoers compete

A relatively inexperienced Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team traveled to Eastern New Mexico University in Portales to participate and co-sponsor the season’s first intercollegiate rodeo. “Our first rodeo wasn’t a very good showing,” said coach Danny Garcia of Mesalands. “We had mostly freshmen competing and they were pretty tense about their first college-level competition.” Of […]

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 […]

Tracksters fare well at weekend meets

William Thompson Tucumcari High School’s boys varsity track team posted fast times in running events at the Fort Sumner meet Saturday. The girls relay team fared well also. 16 teams competed at Ft. Sumner. The boys’ 400 meter relay team finished first with a time of 44.86. The Tucumcari boys’ 800 meter relay team also […]

Wrestlers place in Tournaments

Tucumcari High School wrestlers placed well in the district tournament, but did not place as well as expected in the recent state tournament, according to Coach Eddie Encinias. “Michael Baca finished fourth in the state tournament which began Feb. 19,” said Encinias. “John Sewell placed sixth, but other than that no one else on our […]

Wrestlers battle in Las Vegas

On Saturday the Rattler wrestling squad traveled to Las Vegas to take part in the Cardinal Classic Invitational Wrestling Tournament at which head wrestling Coach Ernie Encinias reported they “fared well”. Encinias said it was an especially rough contest since so many large schools take part every year. Encinias said there were schools ranging all […]