Rattler Reunion entertainer set

TV Hagenah When the Alumni gather for the Rattler Reunion Banquet Saturday evening, Aug. 7, they will be entertained by musician and impressionist Damon Whaley of Dalhart, Texas. “I’m really looking forward to being in Tucumcari this weekend,” said Whaley about performing at the Rattler Reunion on Friday and Saturday. “For one thing, I’ve never […]

Rattler Reunion drawing near

TV Hagenah Neon, that electrifiable gas that has become a symbol of Route 66 has also become the theme of the 2004 Rattler Reunion, “Neon Nights.” In fact, the 2004 Rattler Reunion is Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5, 6, and 7 and according to Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose, who is, along with Quay […]

Rattler brings back memories, history

Lynn Moncus The Rattler Paper Committee, composed of Marian Farmer Knapp, Norma Jean Redhage Crellin, and Nancy Ward Napier, is most definitely to be commended this year for publishing 56 pages of pictures and reading material. By adding some colored pictures, they enhanced the appearance of their already first-class publication. This is one paper that […]

Rattler all-stars compete

The Class A-AA North-South all-star football players faced off recently with four players from Tucumcari High School starting for the North team. The South team, however, defeated the North team 23-0 at Western New Mexico University stadium in Silver City. Rattler Coach Dub Smith said the all-star coaches were pleased with the effort of A.J. […]

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 […]

Rattlers seniors set final week activities

Class of ‘04 readies for festivities Tucumcari High School seniors will begin participating in special events and festivities this Saturday, marking their upcoming graduation. Events, dates and times are as follows: May 22: Elks Trash Pickup, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bowling Night, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 23: St Anne’s Catholic Church Mass […]

Rattlers lose squeaker to Lordsburg

William Thompson The Lordsburg Mavericks defeated the Tucumcari Rattlers 15-14 in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday to end Tucumcari’s hopes of a state baseball championship in Albuquerque. The Rattler hitters displayed a knack for big hits at the right moments, but the solid hitting was not enough to make up for several crucial […]

Baseball team headed to Albuquerque

William Thompson Nearly 100 Rattler supporters turned out to see the Tucumcari High School baseball team defeat the Mora Rangers 6-5 to advance to the state tournament in Albuquerque next week. Joseph Hurley hit the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the seventh inning. Hurley had been in a hitter’s slump in recent games, but […]

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 […]

Rattlers split with Texico

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School varsity baseball team could not overcome solid pitching by the Texico Wolverines in the first game of a doubleheader, losing 12 – 2. The Rattlers rebounded with a smart 19-5 win in the second game, although Texico was playing its JV squad. Game 1 The Wolverines opened up the […]