Rattlers take on Eunice; Longhorns at Mountainair

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Fort Sumner Foxes fullback Charley Rodriguez is smothered by the Tucumcari Rattlers’ tacklers short of a first down at mid-field during Friday night’s homecoming game at Rattlers’ Stadium.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Here are summaries of the week to come for Quay County high school football teams: 11-man The (0-5) Tucumcari Rattlers are set to take on the (0-4) Eunice Cardinals Friday night at Rattler Stadium. The Rattlers had a rough homecoming losing 52-14 to the Fort Sumner Foxes. “We need […]

Lady Longhorns seek win over Melrose

Tucumcari Lady Rattlers’ Maribel Villa hits the volleyball past the Lady Buffaloes’ defender to score a point and keep the lady Rattlers alive in the third set Thursday night against Melrose.

QCS Staff The (12-1) Logan Lady Longhorns will play a district game Saturday against the (8-3) Melrose Lady Buffaloes, the only team to beat them so far this season. “Our only loss is to the Buffaloes at our tournament in Logan,” said Robert Young, Lady Longhorns’ head coach. Young said the team had a great […]

Tucumcari, Logan prepare for homecoming contests

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Logan Longhorns wide receiver Broc Horn crosses the goal line after catching a pass from quarterback Wyatt Strand during Friday night’s 47-38 win over the Melrose Buffaloes.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   The (0-4) Tucumcari Rattlers look for their first win while the (4-0) Logan Longhorns seek to remain perfect in both of their homecoming games and the (3-1) Grady San Jon Coyotes host Clovis Christian in week five of the high school football season.   11-Man The Tucumcari Rattlers’ […]

Rattler runners bring home team and individual honors

QCS Staff   Rattlers boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams brought home championship honors  Friday from the Hagerman Invite. In addition to the first place team finishes Daniel Blea won the individual boys’ championship and Kaycee Lease won the individual girls’ championship. On Sept. 13 the girls’ team placed 12th at the ATC invite at Santa […]

Lady Longhorns win third straight volleyball tournament

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Lady Longhorn Brooke Rachor gets a kill past a Lady Coyotes blocker during Thursday’s non-district game in San Jon. The Lady Longhorns beat San Jon in three sets and went on to win the Cimmaron tournament Saturday at Cimmaron.

By Thomas Garcia Qcs Senior Writer The (11-1) Logan Lady Longhorns won their third tournament on Saturday in Cimmaron taking  the quarter-final, semi-final and championship matches each in three straight sets. The only match that went to five sets was against a district opponent, the Fort Sumner Vixens. The Lady Longhorns did not play against […]

Longhorns defeat the Melrose Buffaloes 47-38 Friday night at Logan

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The Buffaloes offensive line double teams Longhorns defensive end Trey Daniels in a crucial fourth and 22 during Friday night's game between Logan and Melrose. The Buffaloes would not convert on the fourth and long and the Longhorns won 47-38.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer 8-man   It was a showdown to the last minute to decide the winner of Friday night’s football game between Logan Longhorns and the Melrose Buffaloes. The Longhorns 47-38 win over the Buffaloes was much closer than it looked, due to five turnovers towards the end of game. With six […]

Local football teams prepare for fourth week of season

Tucumcari Rattlers Saul Moriel extends to catch the pass for the first down during Friday’s game against the Estancia Bears.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer     The Logan Longhorns and San Jon Coyotes are looking for another win while the Tucumcari Rattlers search for their first victory going into the fourth week of the high school fall football season. 11-man The (0-3) Rattlers are not making any excuses for Friday night’s 41-0 loss to […]

Longhorns and Coyotes win, Rattlers still seeking first ‘W

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By Thomas Garcia and Derek Major CMI Staff The (0-3) Tucumcari Rattlers’ 41-0 loss to the potent and aggressive offense of the (2-0) Estancia Bears Friday night at Tucumcari. “We need to play with heart, play the whole game through and not buckle in the face of adversity,” said Wayne Ferguson, Rattlers head coach. Ferguson […]

Young Rattler team’s success sparking hope for future

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   The Tucumcari Rattlers junior varsity team is 3-0 with victories over Texico, Clayton and Santa Rosa’s junior varsity teams. “These young men are playing with a lot of heart,” said Bryan Dunlap, Rattlers JV coach. On Saturday, the JVs beat the Santa Rosa Lions 22-16.  On Sept. 4 they […]

Logan wins second tournament in two weeks, third in their sights

During the Lady Rattlers Volleyball tournament on Sept. 5, Lady Longhorn’s Kaylee Foote moves to block the hit from Lady Panther’s Jeanie Montoya.  Other Lady Longhorns move to anticipate a block or a pass. Coach Robert Young said the Lady Longhorns footwork on defense has been improving.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   The (7-1) Logan Lady Longhorns will roll into the Cimmaron tournament Friday and Saturday with a record of two first place finishes in tournament play in the past two weeks. The Lady Longhorns beat the host Vixens Saturday in five sets (25-23,16-25,25-23,13-25,15-10) in the championship match of the Fort […]