Rattler’s cross country teams prepare for district invite

QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers’ boys’ and girls’ cross country team face tough 5A-6A competition Thursday at the Hobbs Invite. Both teams got to run against some tough competition in preparation for district on Oct. 31 in Laguna Acoma, said Gary Hittson, the Lady Rattlers’ head coach. In Hobbs the Rattlers faced runners from Midland […]

Rattlers fresh off bye week for battle of Interstate-40

Rattler’s D’Ontee Sandoval fights to keep a touchdown
pass from quarterback Tyler Ferguson.
Sandoval caught the pass in the endzone for his second score during the Oct. 10 game against the West Las Vegas Dons.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers (0-7) football team starts a district run Friday night against the Lions (2-5) at Santa Rosa. The Rattlers’ last game was a 67-36 loss on Oct. 10 to the West Las Vegas Dons in Tucumcari. Rattler’s Coach Wayne Ferguson said the team did not take advantage of […]

Lady Rattlers, Longhorns, Coyotes and Cowgirls in district play

Lady Rattler’s Jessyka Cooksey goes up for the block against the Lady Lion’s middle
hitter during Thursday night’s district game against Santa Rosa. Blocking would
be a key factor in the Lady Rattler’s next game on Saturday, a victory over the Raton
Lady Tigers at the Snake Pit.

  By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The (8-9) (2-3) Tucumcari Lady Rattlers’ carried over their intensity from Thursday night into their second district win against the (0-17) (0-4) Raton Lady Tigers Saturday at the Snake Pit. “We finished off well Thursday and even though we didn’t win, it carried over into Saturday’s game,” said […]

Mesalands wins first team title of season at home rodeo

Edmiles Harvey of Tsalini Springs, Arizona, earned his second consecutive championship title in bareback for Mesalands on Saturday night during the championship rounds of the college’s fall rodeo in Tucumcari.

  Special to QCS from Mesalands Community College   The men’s intercollegiate rodeo team at Mesalands Community College won its first team championship of the season in the Grand Canyon Region last weekend at the seventh annual rodeo in Tucumcari. The men’s team dominated, winning the team championship with 605 points. It also claimed the […]

Rattlers on bye week, Longhorns and Coyotes in district play

Rattler’s D’Ontee Sandoval goes up for the touchdown pass from quarterback Tyler Ferguson for his second score of Friday night’s game against the West Las Vegas Dons.

  Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   The Tucumcari Rattlers (0-7) have a bye week before they start their district run at the Santa Rosa Lions (2-5) next week. The Rattlers’ last game was a 67-36 loss Friday night to the West Las Vegas Dons in Tucumcari. A bright spot: Tucumcari outscored the Dons 28-26 […]

Rattlers ready to overcome their early season adversity

After making the defender miss on a tackle senior Saul Moriel cradles the football and runs in for the touchdown during Friday nights game against the Eunice Cardinals.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Facing adversity head on, the Tucumcari Rattlers (0-6) are preparing for their next challenge against the West Last Vegas Dons (1-5) Friday night at Rattlers’ Stadium. “No one here is giving up,” said Wayne Ferguson, Rattlers head coach. The Rattlers lost 70-20 Friday night to the Eunice Cardinals (1-5) […]

Area volleyball teams in district play

Lady Rattlers seventh grader Jasmine Jones jumps to block the kill from the Lady Lions middle hitter during Saturday match up against Santa Rosa. The Lady Rattlers won the match up in two sets.

QCS Staff The (6-7) (0-1) Tucumcari Rattlers will be seeking their first district win Thursday against the (0-10) Lady Tigers at Raton. The Lady Rattlers made some great progress and played tough at the Santa Fe Indian tournament this last weekend, said Lawrence Sena, Lady Rattlers head coach. Sena said the team got to play […]

Rattlers take on Eunice; Longhorns at Mountainair

QCS Photo: Thomas Garcia
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

QCS Photo: Thomas Garcia
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’ […]