Dustdevils, Rattlers sweep Zias

CNJ STAFF SAN ANTONIO — St. Mary’s capitalized on three Eastern New Mexico University errors to score six unearned runs in the fifth inning en route to a 10-2 victory on Saturday in the St. Mary’s Classic. ENMU junior right-hander Erin Roufosse (0-2) carried a 2-1 lead into the frame, thanks to a two-run single […]

Hounds score in second OT to nip Rattlers

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Senior defender Michael James forced overtime on a goal with three seconds left in regulation and senior forward Mario Alarcon scored midway thorugh the second sudden-death overtime Saturday, giving Eastern New Mexico University a 3-2 non-league men’s soccer victory over St. Mary’s. With the win, the Greyhounds (11-5-2) added to […]

Rattlers have new grid leader

In case you missed it, Tucumcari High School has a new football coach.

Head Rattler axed

In case you missed it: Longtime Tucumcari football coach Dub Smith says he’s been fired. Smith, the Rattlers’ head coach for 10 years, led the team to the state Class 2A title in 2002. Tucumcari was 5-6 last year. http://www.qcsunonline.com/news/coach_5981___article.html/football_rattlers.html • • • Sometimes, you can get something for nothing. Admission is free at Sunday’s […]

Nov. 11, 1936

Mrs. J.D. Autry and Mrs. John Bradley Jr. traveled from Portales to Clovis and were visiting friends. … Oil was 10 cents a quart at Super Service, 411 W. Seventh St. … The city of Clovis commemorated Armistice Day with a moment of silence at 11 a.m. … The Tucumcari Rattlers football team played the […]

Rattlers get past Hounds

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — St. Mary’s scored three unanswered goals in the second half and pulled away to a 4-2 men’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Sunday. The loss was the third in a row for the Greyhounds (3-4). The Rattlers (4-2) scored in the eighth minute when senior Funmilola Dada […]

Texico upended in overtime

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Texico’s Justin Garrison fights for extra yardage in Friday’s game against Tucumcari. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — Texico saw its playoff hopes disappear Friday when Tucumcari senior Anas Badshah kicked a 22-yard field goal to give the Rattlers a 15-12 overtime victory. The come-from-behind win earned the […]

Hounds hang on for win

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St. Mary’s Raul Davila shoots past ENMU goalkeeper Leif Craddock, center, and Ryan Atkinson at the end of Wednesday’s match. Davila’s shot went in, but it was disallowed because of offsides and ENMU won 1-0. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Three times this season, the Eastern New […]

Neighbors: Snakes don’t rattle wrangler

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Tom Watt of Clovis takes precautions when he hunts rattlesnakes, including knee-high boots. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When most would run, Tom Watt hunts. He hunts even when he is not on the hunt. Like a January day he heard a soft rattle in his barn. He moved a […]

Floyd bows to Tucumcari in first round of tourney

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — It started as a pitchers’ duel, with Tucumcari’s Matt Smith and Floyd’s Kyle Kropf each working three scoreless innings. The next three innings just didn’t hold up for the visiting Broncos. Gabriel Anaya pitched two strong innings to pick up the win in relief and had a two-run […]

Texico falls to Tucumcari on last-second miss

By Kevin Wilson: Frfeedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — The Tucumcari Rattlers led for only 3:05 of Thursday night’s District 6-2A playoff game against Texico. But it was the 2:35 stretch at the end that counted most for the Rattlers, and a basket that didn’t count when the Wolverines needed it. Drew White scored a team-high 12 […]

Rattlers edge Wolverines in double OT

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — When his more heralded teammates couldn’t help him, Jeremy Lopez helped himself and kept Tucumcari in control of its district destiny. Lopez scored on a spinning layup with 9.3 seconds left in overtime, then played a role in both of Tucumcari’s baskets in the second extra session as […]

Rattlers beat Foxes in finals

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TUCUMCARI — The way Fort Sumner was drilling 3-pointers to start the game, the Foxes seemed poised to bomb Tucumcari into submission in Saturday’s boys finals of the Route 66 Holiday Tournament. The Rattlers countered with a patient offensive attack and a bothersome halfcourt defensive scheme. For the second year […]

Unbeaten Tucumcari rolls over Wolverines

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Texico senior Dustin McDaniel runs up the middle for a seven-yard gain in the second quarter of Friday’s game at Tucumcari. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — The flu was making Tucumcari junior Drew White sick, but the thought of another loss to Texico made him sicker. White recovered in […]