Rattlers fall to Wolverines

By WIlliam Thompson: Quay County Sun The Texico Wolverines led from beginning to the end as they cruised to a 58-44 victory at home against Tucumcari. The Wolverines signaled their intentions early by taking a 6-0 lead off two three-pointers in a row. Texico went on several big runs during the game. The Rattlers had […]

Rattlers fall to Springer

By William Thompson Three-point shots gave the Tucumcari Rattlers a slim fourth-quarter lead over the Springer Red Devils on Saturday, but the Red Devils surged ahead to win 66-59. Rattler Matt Braziel, who scored 21 points and hit some three-pointers along the way, shrugged off his three-point shooting. “I’ll remember this loss more than I’ll […]

Buffalo make a tough tradition

By Baxter Black The lure to own something of historical significance is strong — Benjamin Franklin’s signature, an arrowhead, Dale Evans’ Chapstick. This connection to tradition is part of the popularity of raising buffalo, I think. However, putting bison on display on your farm is more complicated than parking an antique tractor in your shed. […]

Lady Rattlers win one

By William Thompson The Tucumcari girls basketball team finished 1-2 for the weekend. Saturday’s win over Raton was sandwiched between losses. Santa Rosa 65, Tucumcari 31 The Lady Lions of Santa Rosa took a big early lead as the Lady Rattlers suffered from turnovers. Tucumcari was close in the first few minutes, but the Lady […]

Rattlers lose 66-63 to Pecos

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School boys basketball team jumped to a big lead early but wound up losing 66-63 to the Pecos Panthers Thursday in Santa Rosa. Head Coach John Span said his team could have won with better free throw shooting. “We jumped to a 29-8 lead, but I knew Pecos was going […]

Conchas Lake offers activities

Conchas Lake State Park will be offering interpretive programs and presentations each Saturday this month. The programs are free to the public. On Saturday July 10 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Steve Cary, a New Mexico State Parks Ranger, will lead guests on a butterfly walk at the park. Cary is an expert entomologist […]

Logan beats San Jon

TV Hagenah The game before their game with Logan, San Jon came from over 20 behind to beat House, so most of the San Jon faithful in the stands had hopes until the very end of the game, that there was always a chance the Coyotes could come back and take the higher seeded Longhorns. […]

Rattler winning streak falls

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari Rattlers are no longer undefeated, but it took one of the best teams in the state, Pecos, to beat them, and it was a battle for Pecos squad to hold down the Rattlers. In fact, the Rattlers went two for three over the weekend at the Lion Classic Invitational tournament in […]

San Jon drops Lady Rattlers

By TV Hagenah The San Jon Lady Coyotes came into the Rattler Gymnasium on Friday evening with thoughts of taking down the Lady Rattlers, and when the dust had settled, take them down they did 60-44. Early on it looked as if it would be a decision in Tucumcari’s favor as the Lady Rattler’s jumped […]

Repeat hopes crushed

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By Ryan Lengerich Rattlers head coach Dub Smith wanted to force Hatch out of their dominant passing game, but didn’t expect a dominant running game as a substitute. That is exactly what happened when junior Chon Pallares rushed for 155-yards and a touchdown as No. 2 ranked Hatch Valley (10-2) invaded the defending champion’s home […]