Longhorns defeat San Jon 54-0

William Thompson The Logan Longhorns dominated on both sides of the ball as they beat the San Jon Coyotes football team 54-0 Saturday at San Jon. In a game called at the half and marred by turnovers by both teams, the Longhorn defense allowed only two San Jon first downs and scored two safeties. San […]

Rattlers in must-win game in Santa Rosa

William Thompson The Tucumcari Rattlers must beat the Santa Rosa Lions Friday night in order to have a shot at the playoffs. Santa Rosa is 6-1. Tucumcari is 5-3. The two teams have played one common opponent, Texico. Texico beat Santa Rosa by one touchdown. The Rattlers had a little more trouble with Texico. Rattler […]

House loses one, wins two at Roy

TV Hagenah The House volleyball team came out of the Roy Tournament with a good feeling about the rest of the season. The House squad lost one and won two. The Cowgirls lost to Floyd in three 25-17, 25-14, 25-11. House head coach Marc Foust said that Floyd was just too good for the young […]

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 […]

Rattlers face AAA Raton

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team takes on Raton this Friday night at Rattler Stadium, 7 p.m., and if last year is any indication, Tucumcari will be victorious. Last season, Tucumcari beat Raton 40-20. Raton is 2-1 so far this season with victories over Bernalillo and Taos. Their only loss has been to […]

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 […]

Rattler football schedule released

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team’s season begins Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. with a scrimmage against St. Michael High School of Santa Fe at Rattler Stadium. St. Michael is the defending Class AAA champion. The first regular season game will be at home against the Mora Rangers Aug. 27. The Rattler Homecoming […]

Football begins practice Aug. 9

William Thompson Tucumcari High School football coach Dub Smith said his 2004 Rattlers will begin practice Aug. 9 and a time has been scheduled for all players to get their physicals next Wednesday morning at Rattler Gym. “Players can get their physicals from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4,” said Smith. “They will need […]

Five Rattlers named as all district

William Thompson The 2003-2004 District Four Class A-AA All-District Baseball Team was announced recently and five Tucumcari High School players made the list. District coaches voted for the players they thought were the best in district play. Two seniors, Ray Johnson and A.J. Molinas, made the team. Molinas put up big numbers in district competition. […]

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 […]