Lady Longhorns fall short to Melrose in the Class 2A state basketball semifinals

Staff Photo: Josh Lucero.
Logan junior center Kippi Webb gets the rebound and looks for the shot over Melrose defenders during the Longhorns 2A semifinal game at Bernalillo High School

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER BERNALILLO — The Melrose and Logan girls basketball teams looked a bit like they’d come out of a football game after Friday’s Class 2A state semifinal at Bernalillo H.S. Meeting for the sixth time in just over a month, the district rivals slugged it out until the final buzzer […]

Lady Longhorns, Longhorns set to compete in state semifinals

Lady Buffaloes Caley Barnard lunges past Lady Longhorn defender Emily Collins to shoot during the district 6 2A championship on Feb. 28 at Logan. Melrose won the game 72-64. Barnard scored 47-points of Melrose’s points. The Lady Longhorns will need to contain Barnard during today’s semi-finals game against Melrose in the 2A state basketball tournament in Albuquerque. This will be the fourth meeting of the two teams in less than a month.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The third seed Logan Lady Longhorns will play an all-too-familiar district opponent, the second seed Melrose Buffaloes, in the 2A state basketball semifinals today at 3 p.m. at Bernalillo High School in Bernalillo. This will be the fourth meeting of the two teams in the past month. On Feb. […]

Arch Hurley allocates 6 inches per acre

Conchas Lake is the source of irrigation water for the Arch Hurley
Conservancy District. The lake has maintained enough elevation
to allow the Arch Hurley board on Tuesday to authorize an allocation
of water to district customers for a second consecutive year,
after three years of no allocation due to insufficient water in the lake.

Staff Report Arch Hurley Conservancy district irrigation customers will start receiving six inches of water per acre this growing season as soon as the district receives orders enough to sustain water flow of 40 feet per second for three days, the district’s board decided Tuesday. The board also agreed that it will adjust allocations up […]

Marathoners combine distance running and sight-seeing


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Run a marathon.  See a park. That was the formula for having fun Saturday and Sunday for a hardy group of vacationers who combined long-distance runs with sight-seeing at Ute Lake and Conchas Lake state parks. Sponsored by Mainly Marathons, a Las Cruces company that caters nationwide series of […]

Rattlers, Longhorns, Lady Longhorns and Coyotes at state tourney

Rattler Michael Eldridge shoots a jump shot over
a Skyhawk defender who fell during the struggle
for a rebound during Saturday’s first round game
of the 3A state basketball tournament at the
Snake Pit. Tucumcari beat Newcomb 74-52 and
will play Santa Fe Prep in the quarterfinals at
11:30 a.m. today at Bernalillo High School in Albuquerque.

By Thomas Garcia and Steve Hansen The fourth-seed Tucumcari Rattlers, 23-5, plays today against the Santa Fe Prep Blue Griffins in the quarter-finals of the 3A state basketball tournament at Bernalillo high school in Albuquerque. To advance to the quarter-finals, the Rattlers beat the 13th-seed Newcomb Skyhawks 74-52 Saturday night at the Snake Pit in […]

Mesalands’ annual Iron Pour in full swing

Mesalands Community College President Thomas
Newsom talks with Susan Byrnes, a returning iron
pour artist from Cincinnati, Ohio, Monday as she
works on a wax mold to be converted to cast-iron

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor “Peachy Keen” will debut Friday at Mesalands Community College’s 17th annual Iron Pour. The nine-foot tall coke-burning, iron-melting furnace will replace the usual two cupolas that produce red-hot liquid metal for the annual fine-art event that runs through Saturday at Mesalands Community College. Peachy Keen’s debut will occur at […]

Lady Longhorns set to play Mountainair in the 2A state basketball quarterfinals

Lady Longhorn Kylee Foote’s jump shot is contested by two Lady Chief defenders during Friday's 2A state basketball tournament at Logan. The Lady Longhorns won the game 63-28 and will play Mountainair at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bernalillo High School in Albuquerque.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Logan Lady Longhorns 20-7, have advanced to play Mountainair  Tuesday in the 2A girls state basketball tournament after routing the Mescalero Apache Lady Chiefs 63-28 Friday at Logan. The Lady Longhorns held Mescalero Apache to 11 points in the first half and 17 points in the second half. […]

Estrada retains college trustee seat

Elizabeth Estrada, left, receives congratulations for retaining her
seat on the Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees
Tuesday from her opponent, Jim Keith.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Elizabeth Estrada was elected to another six-year term on the Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees Tuesday over opponent James Keith. Estrada will continue to represent District 5 on the board.  She won with 56 votes.  Keith received 35. Overall, the election attracted only 112 voters of the 4,532 […]

Science quizzes mix with lunch for middle schoolers

The boys are ready to do a math problem at the
board. From left, Brock Beadle, Landon Stewart,
Dwight Brown and Wyatt Giles.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Science is: a. hard b. competitive c. fun d. all of the above For the students who spend lunch periods in Andrea Rinestine’s science classroom at Tucumcari Middle School, the answer is d. Along with nourishment for the body, the students speed-stuff their heads with rapid-fire questions on math […]

Coyotes fall to Broncos in tight district title battle

The Floyd Broncos’
Josue Gonzales (21)
chases the San Jon
Coyotes’ D.C. Lee, with
the ball, during
Saturday’s District 4 1A
championship game.
The Broncos won 67-64.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The San Jon Coyotes almost pulled a district championship out of a last-minute lead Saturday, but the Floyd Broncos scored during the closing single-digit seconds, edging out a championship at 67-64. The Broncos held the lead throughout the game until the Coyotes tied it up at 61 with 1:09  […]