Longhorns face Buffaloes for state championship

Logan Longhorn Michael Estrada leaps high and into the endzone after avoiding a tackle from a Gateway Christian defender during Saturday’s eight-man state tournament semi-final match-up in Logan. Estrada caught three touchdown passes from Quarterback Wyatt Strand and picked up an interception on defense during the 62-12 win over the Warriors. The Longhorns will play for the eight-man state championship at 2 p.m. Saturday against the Buffaloes at Melrose.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Logan Longhorns have secured their spot in the eight-man state football championship game Saturday against Melrose though it comes in the wake of a bittersweet victory. The Longhorns punched their ticket to the state championship by beating the Gateway Christian Warriors 62-12 Saturday in Logan in the state […]

San Jon churches host community block party

First Baptist Church volunteers cook hot dogs for the San Jon block party.

By Lillian Bowe QCS Staff writer Even for a small community like San Jon, getting together is a rare occasion. Seeing that the only time the residents of San Jon gather is at funerals, the preacher at the San Jon First Baptist Church wanted to change that. Michael Erwin worked with the other area churches […]

Tucumcari motel is end point for 900-mile bike ride

Jacob Evans (left), Philip Sterling and Lynn Ballard gladly pedal their last few cranks as they enter the parking lot of Tucumcari’s Roadrunner Lodge to finish the Ride Across Texas, a 900-mile endurance ride across dirt roads from Texarkana, Arkansas, to Tucumcari.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tucumcari’s Roadrunner Inn put out a big welcome sign, but still, it seemed a modest ending point for some monumental achievements. Cyclists in the Ride Across Texas trickled in starting Friday to the Roadrunner Inn’s parking lot.  Tired, mud-streaked and proud, they cranked the pedals for that last mile […]

Logan advances to semifinals, Rattlers,Coyotes end seasons

Longhorn’s Larramy Roberts breaks free from a tackle and rushes 36-yards for a touchdown during Friday night’s  8-man state tournament quarter-final matchup against the Jemez Valley Warriors. The Longhorns routed the Warriors 77-0 to advance to the semifinals against the Gateway Christian Warriors. Game time 2 p.m., Saturday at Logan

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The first-seed Logan Longhorns advanced to the semifinals of the eight-man state football tournament after routing the eighth-seeded Jemez Valley Warriors Friday in Logan. The game was called at half time due to the mercy rule. The Longhorns controlled Friday night’s quarterfinals game, scoring on their second play of […]

Logan Lady Longhorns begin state tournament pool play Thursday

The Lady Longhorns block an attempted kill shot from the Vixens middle hitter during Thursday night’s District 6 tournament match in Logan. The Lady Longhorns won the game in four sets and went on to defeat the Melrose Lady Buffaloes Saturday for the district championship.

QCS Staff The Logan Longhorns have earned the second-seed in the 2A volleyball state tournament after defeating the Lady Buffaloes Saturday night for the District 2 championship at Melrose. “It came down to five sets and I am very proud of how the girls took control of the final match and never looked back,” said […]

Preliminary results: Shafer elected sheriff, Mitchell voted out

Preliminary election winners include Russell Shafer (left), County
Sheriff; Franklin McCasland, District 3 County Commissioner and Vic Baum, County Assessor.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Preliminary results show that Quay County voters Tuesday elected Russell Shafer to be Sheriff of Quay County for the next four years and voted to oust Tenth Judicial District Judge Albert Mitchell. Voter turnout was 2,731, or 45 percent of eligible voters, Chief Deputy County Clerk Ellen White said. […]

Logan defender goes to offense, scores first lifetime TD

Jessie Sanchez (89) is shown tackling a FoothillFalcon runing back Friday night. Sanchez scored his first touchdown Friday night as he became a fullback for three plays.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Logan Longhorns used the final offensive series during their district 2 championship Friday night to get graduating defensive lineman Jessie Sanchez an entry into the scoring record books. “Jessie was going to get a touchdown, that is all there was too it,” said Wyatt Strand, Longhorn’s senior quarterback. […]

Coyotes advance to semi-finals; Logan 1st seed in 8-man

Longhorn’s Larramy Roberts stiff arms a Falcon’s defender to gain the first down during Friday night’s District 2 championship in Logan. The Longhorns won the District 2 championship 62-0 and earned the first seed in the 8-man state tournament that begins at 7 p.m., Friday, pitting the Longhorns against the Jemez Valley Warriors.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Grady/San Jon Coyotes advanced to the state semi-finals in six-man football Saturday, beating a determined Animas Panthers squad 63-43. The Coyotes now face another daunting face-off with the number-one seed Hondo Eagles, who are undefeated with margins of victory that have averaged 56 points per game.  The Coyotes […]

Former Tucumcari police officer faces felony charges in arson fires

Dustin Lopez (left), Robert Sandoval and Dani Martinez

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Recently resigned Tucumcari Police Officer Dustin “Dusty” Lopez was charged Tuesday with arson and conspiracy to commit arson in Quay County Magistrate Court, according to nmcourts.gov. New Mexico State Police Investigation Bureau Officer Chester Bobbit filed the charges with Quay County Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett. Lopez had been the […]

Jobs council session studies employment factors

Tucumcari MainStreet director Gail Houser (left), Raymond Mondragon of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments (EPCOG), and state Rep. Dennis Roch (R-Logan) join EPCOG Executive Director Sandy Chancey (seated) in conversation at a workshop for the Legislative Jobs Council in Tucumcari.  The workshop was held Oct. 21and 22 in Tucumcari.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor TUCUMCARI — Job creation in eastern and northern New Mexico is hampered by lack of access to capital, workforce skills, lack of community leadership and business building inventories. Those were consensus conclusions in a day-and-a-half workshop in Tucumcari held Oct. 21and 22. The meeting gathered government and business leaders […]