Free throws save Lady Rattlers from defeat

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Lady Rattler Sam Montano hit a pair of clutch free throws not once, but twice in the final minute of the game to seal a 42-38 homecoming victory Friday over the Lady Broncos of Floyd. The score was tied 38-38 with less than a minute remaining. Montano stole the […]

Girls win big at Sandia Prep Tourney

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School girls basketball team dominated To’hajiilee 52-13 Sunday at Sandia Prep. Tucumcari outscored its opponent in every quarter but the third enroute to its most lopsided win of the season. Now 6-5 on the season, the Tucumcari girls still have a shot at a winning season. Head Coach Alicia Trujillo […]

Girls drop two at Sandia Tournament

TV Hagenah It was a close fight for the Tucumcari High School girls at the Sandia Prep Invitation Tournament Thursday, one that they thought was, for the most part theirs since they led the contest until the final minute of the game against McCarty, but it was not to be as they lost by a […]

Lena Aragon Barrett

Lena Aragon Barrett, 65, died in Roy on Monday, Dec. 20, 2004. Lena Barrett was born Nov. 18, 1939 in Mosquero. She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Roy. She was preceded in death by her father Antonio Trujillo and sister Stella Frison. She is survived by her mother Mary Alewine […]

Taste beguiles seventh graders

TV Hagenah Seventh graders at Tucumcari Middle School spent one class period on Thursday in a way that many students and some adults wish they could, dining on food of the Southwest. Social studies teacher Alicia Trujillo had her second annual “Taste of New Mexico Day” at which the students bring foods that are identified […]

Girls notch third win

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School girls basketball team lost to Elida Thursday evening but rebounded with a victory over Mesa Vista in the first game of the Route 66 tournament Friday. Tucumcari vs. Elida. The Lady Rattlers’ winning ways suffered a setback Thursday evening when Elida came to town. The Tigers won easily, 57-24 […]

Students shine at science fair

Of the 311 projects in the 2004 Tucumcari Municipal Schools Science Fair, more than 60 students were awarded prizes. Mesalands donated a $20 scholarship to the student winning best of show in each grade fourth through eighth, and a four credit hour scholarship toward the winning high school student. In the high school division, Nikki […]

Rattlers show stuff at intra-squad scrimmage

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School boys and girls basketball teams held intra-squad scrimmages Monday evening at the Tucumcari Elementary School gym. Boys’ coach John Span said he liked the energy level of his players while girls coach Alicia Trujillo said her players need more work. Boys Hustle is the name of the game for […]

Rattlers want to win

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School Girls’ basketball team had that winning feeling only once last year in a disappointing season. Head Coach Alicia Trujillo said her players are looking to improve this season. “They are at the point where they are tired of losing,” said Trujillo. “I am a lot more excited. They are […]

Rattlers get district volleyball win

TV Hagenah SANTA ROSA – For the first time in what one observer said was “longer than most people can remember,” the Tucumcari volleyball team has won a district volleyball match. What makes the Thursday win especially pleasant for Tucumcari head coach Alicia Trujillo was that the win came at the expense of Tucumcari’s arch […]