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
sculpture.

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  […]

Rattlers lose district title match to Yellowjackets in overtime

Rattler Michael Eldridge goes up to block Yellowjacket Kadar Gayle’s jump shot during the District 5 3A championship at Clayton. The Rattlers lost 83-79 in overtime.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers rallied back from an 18-point deficit to force overtime during Monday night’s District 4 3A championship but fell short 83-79 to the Yellowjackets in Clayton. “We played good enough to win tonight but we missed some opportunities,” said John Span, Rattlers head coach. At the start […]

Lady Buffaloes defeat Lady Longhorns in close title matchup

Lady Longhorn Kippi Webb shoots a jump shot over Lady Buffalo Cayle Barnard during the District 6 2A championship Saturday at Logan.  The Lady Longhorns lost 72-64 in overtime. The Lady Longhorns and Longhorns, who beat Melrose 74-68 Monday for the District 6 2A championship, now wait to be seeded in the 2A state basketball tournament.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Logan Lady Longhorns’ hopes for a District 6 2A championship were dashed Saturday night as a  47-point performance from Caley Barnard propelled the Melrose Lady Buffaloes to a 72-64 win in overtime at Logan. “Our girls played tough and I’m proud of them,” said Clair Rachor Lady Longhorns […]

Rattlers advance to District 5 3A championship

Rattler John Paul Garcia takes flight to block the shot of Lion’s Nathan Sanchez during Thursday’s District 5 3A game against Santa Rosa at the Snake Pit. The Rattlers won 75-40 and have advanced to the District 5 championship against the Clayton Yellowjackets.  The championship game will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday at Clayton.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers—22-4, 5-2—will travel to Clayton Saturday to contend for the District 5 3A championship after beating the Santa Rosa Lions 75-40 Thursday night at the Snake Pit. “We played good tonight, but I still think we can do better,” said Rattler Zedric Henderson Greene. “In fact I […]

Q&A: Mesalands 5th district trustee candidates

Elizabeth Estrada

  There are two candidates, incumbent Elizabeth Estrada and challenger Jim Keith, running for the District 5 seat on the Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees. The victor will serve a six-year term. The election will be held March 3. The Quay County Sun asked both candidates the same five questions.  Here, in alphabetical order,  […]

Latin comedians share punchlines, insights

Comedian Roberto Rodriguez receives a handshake and pat on
the back in appreciation from Tucumcari resident Michael
Arellano after the Latin Comedy Jam Saturday at the Tucumcari
Convention Center. Rodriguez and the other comedians of the
show took time to thank area residents for attending the event.

By Thomas Garica QCS Senior Writer Area residents enjoyed a night of laughter Saturday night from the punchlines and life experiences of four performers at the Latin Comedy Jam at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Nothing was off limits as the comedians observed  personal, social and world events, each adding a unique insight and spin. “I […]