Lady Rattlers qualify in four events at home meet

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Lady Rattlers Kinley Jaynes placed sixth in the 100-meter hurdles event Saturday during the Rattlers Relays.

QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers girls’ track team qualified for state competition in four events on Saturday during the annual Rattler Relays track meet at Rattler Stadium. The Lady Rattlers 400-meter relay team qualified for state competition with a time of 53.52. In field events, two Lady Rattlers had state qualifying throws in the discus. […]

McTigue leaves commission

Dora Salinas-McTigue resigned from the Tucumcari City

QCS Staff Citing urgent family health issues, Tucumcari’s First District Commissioner Dora Salinas-McTigue resigned from the city commission on Tuesday, effective immediately. Salinas McTigue said she is resigning “with a heavy heart.” “It is not an easy decision to make, but my family comes first,” she said. McTigue was elected to the commission in 2012 […]

Local FCCLA students will compete at nationals

Tucumcari High School FCCLA competitors includ, back row, from left: Teacher Joyce Garrett, Mark Gutierre, Michael Shelton and Laura Evans.  Front, from left: Romy Diaz, Ashle Brown, Kassie Lamm, Roxanne Awais and Sarah Silva.

QCS Staff Tucumcari High School and Tucumcari Middle School are sending a total of 11 students to compete at the national level in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competition. Jodi Lamm, the middle school FCCLA advisor, won the “Spirit of Advising” award and was elected to the New Mexico FCCLA Board […]

Lady Longhorns fall in state 1A semi-finals 54-46

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Logan Longhorn's Shana Sorrels puts up a lay-up in the first quarter of the Longhorns NMAA state championship semifinal against the Tatum Coyotes Thursday evening at the Bernalillo high school gym in Bernalillo.

QCS Staff   Logan’s fifth-seed Lady Longhorns fell 54-46 to the first-seed Tatum Lady Coyotes Thursday night in the semifinals of the 1A state basketball tournament at Albuquerque. In the final period the Lady Longhorns had no choice but to foul as they tried to close what was a five-point deficit at the beginning of […]

Candidates file for Quay County elections

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QCS Staff Eight candidates made Quay County Sheriff the most popular position for which candidates filed for the June 3 primary election on Tuesday. Incumbent Sheriff Joe Schallert is not running. Six Democrats and two Republicans filed to be on the ballot in the sheriff’s primary. In the only other contested race, two Republicans filed […]

Tucumcari man to be honored for sideline dedication

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer When you ask around Tucumcari about what their first thoughts are of Norman “Smitty” Smith you would not be surprised to hear them answer first, “haircut” or “straight razor shave.” Smith has become a staple of Tucumcari’s nostalgic lore. He operated his barbershop on the corner of South First […]

Legislators visit Arch Hurley Conservancy board

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By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Local state lawmakers are calling Senate Bill 112 one of the most important pieces of legislation passed by the Legislature. The bill will help finance watershed restoration and management projects on the Canadian River in Quay County and Ute Creek watershed restoration and management projects in Harding County. Rep. […]

Lady Longhorns advance to second round of 1A state basketball tournament in Albuquerue

Emily Collins lead the Lady Longhorns on offense against the Lady Mustangs with 23 points, (10, 3-4). The Lady Longhorns will play the Lady Steers at 8:15 p.m., Tuesday at Bernalillo High School in Albuquerque.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   The defending 1A state champion Logan Lady Longhorns handily defeated the Mountainair Lady Mustangs 83-33 Friday night, and now move on to the next round of the state basketball tournament in Albuquerque. “We are the defending state champions and we know there is a target on our backs,” said […]

Longhorns lose a heartbreaker in first round of 1A state basketball tournament

Longhorns' Dennis Earle and Wesley Gudgell guard  Seth Wateuma during Saturday's 60-58 loss to the visiting Warriors.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   The Logan Longhorns’ state tournament run ended with a heartbreaking 60-58 loss to the To’hajiilee Warriors Saturday at Logan. “I am very proud of how the guys played,” said Rafel Roybal, Longhorns’ head coach. Roybal said it may seem cliche but the idiom, “you win some, you lose some,” […]

Lady Longhorns are set to host the Lady Mustangs in the first round of 1A state tournament

The Lady Longhorns will host Mountainair in the first round of the 1A state basketball tournament. Lady Longhorn’s Brooke Rachor cuts to the baseline and shakes her defender during a district game against the Fort Sumner Vixens.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The fifth-seed Logan Lady Longhorns take on the 12th- seed Mountainair Lady Mustangs in the first round of the 1A state basketball tournament Friday night at Logan. Longhorn’s coach Clair Rachor said he is proud the team is once again in the state tournament, but he is not happy […]