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 […]

Lady Rattlers get first win

William Thompson The San Jon and Tucumcari High School girls basketball teams traded turnovers throughout their game Friday evening at San Jon, but the Lady Rattlers came out with a 40-35 victory. The Lady Rattlers found ways to get Jamie Jones the ball down low as Jones finished with 12 points. Sam Montano fed Jones […]

Rattler teams lose to Fort Sumner

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School Boys and Girls basketball teams opened their season at Fort Sumner on a losing note. The Fort Sumner boys beat the Rattlers 62-47 and the Ft. Sumner girls beat the Lady Rattlers 61-24. Boys It was a fast-paced Rattler style of game, but the Foxes of Fort Sumner scored […]

Basketball practice begins at Logan

William Thompson Basketball practice is belatedly getting underway at Logan High School this season. All last week the Longhorn teams were distracted by events in the wake of Dathan Garcia’s untimely death and many of the Lady Longhorn players were on the volleyball team playing in Albuquerque. Boys Head Coach Billy Burns said last week […]

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 […]

Shroud at St. Anne’s

St. Anne Catholic Parish in Tucumcari will be the center for an evening presentation featuring life-size replicas of the Shroud of Turin, Our Lady of Guadalupe and the original “Divine Mercy image” from Vilnius, Lithuania. The traveling exhibit and speaker presentation is being offered by Life Foundation Ministries, a missionary team based in the Archdiocese […]

House girls take Logan

HOUSE – As good as the Logan girls were behind Nicole Rogers, they simply were not good enough to take out the House Lady Cowboys on Thursday night as they lost 59-38. Simply put the House girls were dominating in their command of the court and their fierce shooting from inside. Most spectacular for the […]

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 […]

Girls fall to Texico

William Thompson The Tucumcari girls’ varsity played Texico a little closer this time around but couldn’t overcome Texico’s three-point shooting as the Lady Wolverines went home with a 59-32 victory on Senior Night. Lady Rattler coach Alicia Trujillo was pleased with Tucumcari’s first quarter performance. “We played a great first quarter,” she said. “That shows […]