San Jon Invitational begins

William Thompson San Jon dominates Clayton The Rattlers varsity baseball team came up short against Cimarron at the San Jon Invitational by a score of 7-4 Friday. Tucumcari had a 4-3 lead in the top of the fourth inning, but the Rams had a three-run sixth inning to ice the game. Rattlers Coach Mike Russell […]

Floeck, Southerland

Southerland Ray Southerland, 90, died at the Laurel Hills Health Care Center in Tucumcari on Monday, March 22, 2004. Ray Southerland was born April 25, 1913 in Watonga, Okla. For many years, he owned and operated, with his brother, the Southerland Brothers Petroleum Wholesale and Service Station in San Jon. Ray Southerland is survived by […]

Rattlers begin with win, Logan, San Jon lose

William Thompson Michael Baca came through with a clutch inside-the-park homer in the bottom of the sixth inning Friday afternoon to put Tucumcari in a semi-final game against Estancia in the Route 66 Tournament on Saturday. Rattler coach Mike Russell had praise for Baca. “Michael Baca is one guy who can generate scoring,” he said. […]

Two San Jon girls win sportsman’s award

TV Hagenah Two San Jon High School senior girls, April Pullen and Shasta Slutz have been named the New Mexico Athletics Association Class A Sportsmen of the Year. The two were acknowledged as the Sportsmen of the Year in a special ceremony held at the halftime of the District Girls’ Championship basketball game held in […]

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. […]

San Jon girls win

TV Hagenah SAN JON – On Saturday evening the San Jon girls won their second district game of the season as they overcame the Lady Pirates of Mosquero 55-43. According to San Jon head girls coach Clare Rocker the win was a welcome one that all of his girls were happy to see. “Well, we […]

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. […]

John C. Reed, Joseph R. Carlson, Joe Mario Cordova

John C. Reed John C. “Johnny” Reed, 52, died at his home in San Jon on Wed. Feb. 4, 2004. John Reed was born Aug. 19, 1951 in Tucumcari. He attended and graduated from the San Jon School System. He had been a member of the Elks Lodge 1172 of Tucumcari, the San Jon Lions […]

San Jon School to receive trees

TV Hagenah The San Jon School District will be getting a small forest of trees in conjunction with a special program provided by the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. The NMEMNRD’s Forestry Division has awarded the school and the Canadian River Soil and Water Conservation District a $2,725 “Forest Re-Leaf” grant to […]

Rattlers press leads to win

By TV Hagenah When the the boys’ basketball game between San Jon and Tucumcari at Rattler Gymnasium began Friday evening, everyone in the stands knew they were in for a show and they were not disappointed because the final score of 84-59 did not reflect just how competitive the game was. Tucumcari (2-0) wanted to […]