Rattlers end season

William Thompson The Texico Wolverines spoiled Tucumcari’s tournament hopes Wednesday by pulling ahead in the second quarter, and going on to win 70-51. The first quarter was close. The game seemed destined to be another fight to the finish. Chris McCasland knocked down two early threes and ever improving Drew White hit some close shots […]

Rattlers falter in second half

William Thompson The Tucumcari varsity squad was in reach heading into the second half, but the Clayton big men overpowered the Rattlers as they did in the previous outing against Tucumcari, leading their team to a 77-50 victory Friday night. Clayton’s 6’7” center, Russell Gallagher, scored 16 of Clayton’s 18 first quarter points. The Tucumcari […]

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 […]

San Jon boys take Mosquero

TV Hagenah SAN JON – It was clear early that it was San Jon’s evening to win on the home basketball court Saturday as they ended up defeating the Mosquero Pirates 87-61. While a somewhat a one-sided affair, San Jon head coach Al McMillian said he felt it was a good win none the less. […]

Lady Rattlers fall hard against Texico

William Thompson The Tucumcari Boys Varsity squad played solid basketball but couldn’t hold on to their fourth quarter lead as they lost to Texico 62-58 Friday night. It was a see-saw game. The Rattlers were down by as much as 12 points in the first half, and up by six in the second half. The […]

Rattlers lose to Texico

William Thompson The Tucumcari Boys Varsity squad played solid basketball but couldn’t hold on to their fourth quarter lead as they lost to Texico 62-58 Friday night. It was a see-saw game. The Rattlers were down by as much as 12 points in the first half, and up by six in the second half. The […]

Lions inch out Rattlers

William Thompson The Tucumcari Rattlers, down by 12 at the half, stormed back to within three with two minutes to go Tuesday night, but the Lions scored the final five points to win 54-46. Justin Galvan, playing one of his best games, scored 17 points. During one stretch in the fourth quarter, he was the […]

Rattlers fall to Clayton

William Thompson The Tucumcari Rattlers could not overcome Clayton’s size advantage as they lost 75-43 last night. Clayton had three players over six feet tall. The Rattlers’ Justin Galvan battled the three giants under the basket, getting rebounds and cleanly blocking at least one shot. However, the Clayton big men wore down the Rattlers as […]

Girls lose to Clayton

William Thompson The Tucumcari Girls’ Varsity played a solid first half according to head coach Alicia Trujillo, but Clayton surged in the second half to hand the Lady Rattlers a 63-39 loss Friday evening. Lady Rattlers’ Head Coach Trujillo said turnovers led to Tucumcari’s faltering in the second half. “It was the difference in the […]