Little league teams advance
The Tucumcari Rockies junior little league team split a doubleheader with the Portales Astros Saturday at Jennings Field.
The Rockies lost the first game 15-9, but came back to win the second with a score of 13-3.
The win puts them in second place among the four-team league that includes two teams from Clovis and one team from Portales.
Scorekeeper and team mom Clair Strong provided a possible explanation for the second game turnaround.
“We had a concession stand but the coach wouldn’t let the boys have a chili-dog before the first game. Between the games, the team had their chili-dogs, and came back to win the second. Now they want chili-dogs before every game,” Strong said.
Head coach Joey Martinez, and assistant coach Andrez Apodaca, will spend this week getting the team ready for their 1 p.m. game Saturday at Jennings Field against the Clovis Mets.
In other baseball news, The Tucumcari Dodgers little league team beat the San Jon Diamondbacks 13-9 in a Saturday morning game at Jennings Field.
The Dodgers ended the season tied for first with the Tucumcari Padres.
Both teams finished with a 10-2 record for the season.
The best 11- and 12-year- old players from all the teams in Quay County will now join up to form the Quay County All-Stars.
Their first game will be at 7 p.m. July 1 at Jennings Field against Portales.
The 9- and 10-year-old All-Stars will travel July 1 to the same day for their first game.
Lady Longhorns are silver champions
The Logan Lady Longhorns beat out 15other teams to win the Silver Championship at the Second Annual Raton Round up Basketball Tournament, June 6 and 7.
The Longhorns played six games over the two-day tournament to come out on top in their division.
“It was two days of gruelling hard work, but the girls did a great job,” coach Clair Rachor said.
With a lot of the team members on vacation, the Lady Longhorns only had three days to prepare for the tournament.
“For being a little out of practice, and with some new members, they performed extremely well,” Rachor said.
Lady Longhorn team member Tiffany Rachor won special honors by being named the MVP of the tournament.
“I’m very proud of her, especially since she’s my daughter,” Rachor said.
Lady Rattlers coaches set to hold basketball camp
The Lady Rattlers coaching staff will hold a summer basketball camp at the Tucumcari High School Gym from 8 a.m. to noon June 23-25.
All interested third- to eighth-grade girls may attend the camp led by head coach Gary Hittson and assistant coach Kari Bollinger.
This year’s camp will stress the fundamentals of shooting and dribbling, Hittson said.
The entry fee for the three-day camp is $35 which includes a Lady Rattler T-shirt and a discount on the fall basketball camp.
Just by wearing the T-shirt to any or all of upcoming Lady Rattler basketball games, the wearer is entitled to free admission, Hittson said.
Applications will be available at the office of Tucumcari City Pool or at the THS gym until Monday morning.
For more information call Kari Bollinger at 461-3309 or Gary Hittson at 815-9704
– Complied by QCS staff writer Robert Ciolli.
Little league teams advance
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