Ranch Rodeo set to take place July 9-10

TV Hagenah The Third Annual Kiwanis Ranch Rodeo will be held July 9 and 10 at the Quay County Fair Grounds in Tucumcari. Working ranch teams from the United States and Canada use their everyday working ranch skills and compete in Ranch Bronc Riding, team doctoring, team penning, wild cow milking, team branding and the […]

Locals in Leagues

Tucumcari High School basketball coach John Span took around ten Tucumcari basketball players to a summer league tournament in Las Vegas yesterday. Fifteen teams are participating. Span said his team will play six games. “This tournament should give us an idea of the capabilities of some of the players the high school team will face […]

Athletes honored

William Thompson Tucumcari High School held its athletic banquet Monday evening and a number of awards were handed out to the school’s athletes. Among the many awards given, two went to the male and female athletes of the year. Ray Johnson, who played on the basketball and baseball teams, was voted male athlete of the […]

Little League set to start

William Thompson Quay County Little League baseball has been a spring tradition for over half a century in the area. B.J. Molinas, president of the Quay County Little League, said this season should be as fun-filled as ever. “We are about ready to go,” said Molinas. “Hopefully over 300 kids will be playing this year.” […]

House retains class “A” status

William Thompson Superintendent of House Schools, Arthur Brokenbek, PhD., said he is happy that House High School’s athletic teams will be staying in Class A. “We don’t have a big enough student body to compete in class AA, “ said Brokenbek. “Our teams will be more competitive in class A.” According to Brokenbek, he received […]

Rattler teams gear up for February

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School varsity boys and girls basketball teams, and the school’s wresting team are all heading into a serious month with district tournaments looming on the horizon. Boys The Tucumcari Boys Basketball Team, with an 11-4 record, still controls its own destiny. Coach John Span said although in the tournament every […]

Six named to State All-Stars

TV Hagenah The ballots have been counted and Tucumcari has a number of players on the 2003 New Mexico AA All-State Teams. Seven Tucumcari High School Rattlers made the first teams’ lists, two more made the state’s second teams’ lists and an additional two were listed as All-State Honorable Mention. “I am very proud of […]

Rattlers make all district teams, (complete list here)

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QCS Reports Eleven different Rattlers were placed on the District 2, all-district first or second team for the 2003 season. Senior A.J. Molinas and junior Chris McCasland made the team at three different positions, which was more than any other players. “I was extremely pleased,” said Rattlers coach Dub Smith. “I was hoping that the […]

Longhorns take down House

By Ryan Lengerich HOUSE — Logan captured its third straight district volleyball championship on Saturday night. But it had to come from behind and overcome a No. 3 seeding. “It gets a little tougher every year because the teams just keep getting better,” Logan head coach Bridget Rea said. Logan, the third seed in the […]

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, […]