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. […]

Golfers win tournament

William Thompson The Tucumcari Varsity Golf team finished its invitational tournament Monday with a score of 330. Las Vegas-Robertson came in second with a 333. Raton had a 356 while Clayton shot a 395. Josh Hurley, an assistant coach for the Rattler team, said his players felt comfortable on their home course. “We hit our […]

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 […]

Wrestlers battle in Las Vegas

On Saturday the Rattler wrestling squad traveled to Las Vegas to take part in the Cardinal Classic Invitational Wrestling Tournament at which head wrestling Coach Ernie Encinias reported they “fared well”. Encinias said it was an especially rough contest since so many large schools take part every year. Encinias said there were schools ranging all […]

Championship at stake

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By Ryan Lengerich Clever, crafty, sneaky, deceptive, illusive — call it what you want. Santa Rosa is simply effective. “They run a lot of motion and they do a great job of disguising the football,” said Rattler head coach Dub Smith. The Rattlers (6-2) can clinch the District 3 championship with a win against rival […]

‘The most important ballgame’

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By Ryan Lengerich For the Tucumcari Rattler football team the season starts Friday. “This is the most important ball game we play since the state championship last year,” said Rattler head coach Dub Smith. The Rattlers (5-2) make the 114 mile journey to Clayton (6-1) Friday for the district opener at 7 p.m. Both teams […]

Fumbling Rattlers shut out Estancia

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By Ryan Lengerich On the road to the 2002 State Championship, the Rattlers’ opened last season with three consecutive shutout wins. Tucumcari (3-0) repeated that feat Friday night as junior quarterback Chris McCasland scored all three Rattler touchdowns in a 24-0 victory against Estancia (0-2) at Rattler stadium. Despite seven fumbles for the Rattler offense, […]