Football standout on sidelines for senior season

William Thompson Nick Wiegel, a 2003 all-state defensive end, and second team all-state tight end for the Tucumcari High School football team, is out for the season due to a knee injury. Wiegel said it has been a difficult adjustment. “I was pretty upset for a long time after I was told I wouldn’t be [...]

Tucumcari drops three to Grady

TV Hagenah The Grady Bronchos came to Tucumcari to play Volleyball and play the young team did defeating the Tucumcari Rattlers 25-17, 25-19, 25-13. Despite the defeat, Rattler Coach Alicia Trujillo said she felt her girls had played well and felt her girls were competitive in each of the games they played. “I felt we [...]

A different kind of football

TV Hagenah When they look at me, a lot of people have problems believing I played football both in high school and college. It’s true. I did. Not well, I grant you, but I did play. In high school, I played on perhaps the worst football team in the history of Colorado high school football, [...]

Rattlers take on Mora Rangers Friday

William Thompson Tucumcari High School football coach Dub Smith sounded confident about his team’s chances against the Class A Mora Rangers Friday Night at 7 p.m. “They (Mora) don’t have a lot of numbers as far as players,” said Smith, “but they did play Santa Rosa close last year. They will probably be throwing the [...]

Volleyball girls drop match to Floyd

TV Hagenah In their first official outing of the season Tuesday evening at the Tucumcari Elementary School Gymnasium, the Tucumcari High School Volleyball Squad was not where head coach Alicia Trujillo wanted them to be even this early in the season in their game against the Floyd Broncos. “We did not play well,” said Trujillo [...]

Tucumcari children learn of drama

TV Hagenah Many children dream of being on stage and hearing the applause of an audience saluting them for performance well done. A pair of theater professionals are in Tucumcari working with a group of local children to help them experience the thrill of theatrical accomplishment. Justin Bennett and Jacki Hasty of the Missoula Children’s [...]

Locals in Leagues

Tucumcari High School basketball coach John Span took around ten Tucumcari basketball players to a summer league tournament in Las Vegas yesterday. Fifteen teams are participating. Span said his team will play six games. “This tournament should give us an idea of the capabilities of some of the players the high school team will face [...]

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 [...]

Students to perform melodrama

Rehearsals are well underway for Tucumcari High School’s spring production of “Someone Save My Baby Ruth” or (“Foil the Villain”). Under the direction of drama instructor Peggy Szaloy. Szaloy said the play is a melodrama which takes place in Boston in the late 1800 with most of the action going on in two sweet shops [...]

Melodrama scheduled for city

TV Hagenah Rehearsals are well underway for Tucumcari High School’s spring production of “Someone Save My Baby Ruth” or (“Foil the Villain”) under the direction of drama instructor Peggy Szaloy. Szaloy said the play is a melodrama which takes place in Boston in the late 1800s with most of the action going on in two [...]