Tucumcari boys take home tournament

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School boys basketball team cruised past Mountainview Saturday morning and then had a tougher time beating Fort Sumner Saturday night. The Rattlers swept through their Route 66 tournament. Nemi Salvador and Robert Munoz made the all-tournament team. Tucumcari vs. Mountainview. The Rattlers had very few turnovers as they soundly defeated […]

Girls notch third win

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School girls basketball team lost to Elida Thursday evening but rebounded with a victory over Mesa Vista in the first game of the Route 66 tournament Friday. Tucumcari vs. Elida. The Lady Rattlers’ winning ways suffered a setback Thursday evening when Elida came to town. The Tigers won easily, 57-24 […]

Lady Rattlers win second in two days

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School girls basketball team did something Saturday they failed to do all last season. They put together a two-game winning streak by beating Logan 57-56 at Logan. The hard-fought game came down to the final six seconds. The Lady Longhorns had to bring the ball all the way up court […]

House teams fall to Floyd

TV Hagenah Both the girls and the boys’ basketball teams of House High School lost Tuesday as they went up against basketball powerhouse Floyd. Boys Despite a 31-point game by Nathan Foust Tuesday night, it was not enough to guarantee a win for the Cowboys as they fell to Floyd 72-49. Teammates attempted to help […]

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 […]

Rattlers take district championships

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School baseball team scored four runs in the top of the sixth inning to defeat a tough Estancia team 11-10 to win the District 4 Class A/AA baseball title. Rattler Coach Mike Russell said it seemed like a World Series victory to his players. “The guys were hugging each other […]

Rattlers take doubleheader

William Thompson Game 1 The Tucumcari High School varsity baseball team used solid hitting to defeat the San Jon Coyotes 14-3 in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday in Tucumcari. The Coyotes scored the first run of the game with an RBI single by Will McEntire in the top of the first inning. A.J. […]

Longhorns lose two to Clayton

William Thompson • Game 1 The Logan varsity baseball team was blanked 12-0 by the Clayton Yellow Jackets in the first game of a doubleheader on a hot, sunny Friday at Logan field. The Longhorns managed only one hit, a single by starting pitcher Colton Kulback. Kulback pitched well early. He retired the side in […]

Rattlers sweep Bronchos

William Thompson • Game 1 Tucumcari High School’s varsity baseball team dispatched Grady 12-4 Tuesday afternoon at home. Matt Braziel was on the mound for the Rattlers. At times he appeared to waver, but he wound up allowing only four hits in the game. Rattler Coach Mike Russell praised Braziel once again this season. “Matt […]

Rattlers sweep Yellow Jackets

William Thompson The Tucumcari varsity baseball team won two games at Clayton Tuesday. The Rattlers beat the Yellow jackets 5-1 in the first game and 4-3 in the second game. Game One Matt Braziel pitched even better against Clayton than he had against Estancia earlier in the season. He allowed only one earned run the […]