Texico trips Lady Rattlers

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Texico Lady Wolverines were too much for Tucumcari Tuesday evening as the Lady Rattlers fell 58-29 in an away game. Turnovers spelled defeat for Tucumcari as Texico players were quick to steal inbound passes. The Lady Wolverines either made quick layups or drew fouls on layup attempts off [...]

2004-2005 Tucumcari Rattlers scores

William Thompson 2004-2005 Tucumcari Rattlers Dec. 7 Tucumcari 47 Fort Sumner 62 Dec. 10 Tucumcari 80 San Jon 64 Dec. 11 Tucumcari 55 Logan 73 Dec. 16 Tucumcari 79 Elida 46 Dec. 17 Tucumcari 63 Lake Arthur 20 Dec. 18 Tucumcari 71 Mountain View 29 Dec. 18 Tucumcari 72 Fort Sumner 67 O/T Jan. 6 [...]

Lady Rattlers win one

By William Thompson The Tucumcari girls basketball team finished 1-2 for the weekend. Saturday’s win over Raton was sandwiched between losses. Santa Rosa 65, Tucumcari 31 The Lady Lions of Santa Rosa took a big early lead as the Lady Rattlers suffered from turnovers. Tucumcari was close in the first few minutes, but the Lady [...]

Tucumcari travels to Dester Friday

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team hopes to spoil the Dexter Demons’ homecoming Friday night. Dexter, at 2-4 on the season, may seem a welcome relief to the Rattlers after losing their past two games. Still, Dexter cannot be overlooked “We’ve got a very athletic quarterback with a great arm,” said Dexter Coach [...]

Texico defeats Rattlers

Eric Butler TEXICO — While Tucumcari may be thinking of gradual improvement culminating in the Class 2A playoffs, Class 1A Texico looked like a well-oiled machine ready for the postseason now as the two squads met Friday. The result — a 48-7 Wolverine win. “The last two years, we just haven’t played very well against [...]

Rattlers face tough test at Texico

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team comes off a loss to NMMI and now must face defending Class A state champion Texico Friday night. The Wolverines are 4-0, and they have already beaten Clayton 47-7 this season. Rattler assistant coach John Span said the Rattlers will have their work cut out for them. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Rattlers lose contest to Texico

William Thompson The Tucumcari boys varsity missed shots late in the game as Texico held on to a 77-65 victory Tuesday night in Rattler Gym. Coach John Span said it wasn’t for lack of effort that Tucumcari lost the game. “The energy was there,” said Span. “We just couldn’t hit our shots down the stretch.” [...]

Girls fall to Texico

William Thompson The Tucumcari girls’ varsity played Texico a little closer this time around but couldn’t overcome Texico’s three-point shooting as the Lady Wolverines went home with a 59-32 victory on Senior Night. Lady Rattler coach Alicia Trujillo was pleased with Tucumcari’s first quarter performance. “We played a great first quarter,” she said. “That shows [...]