Rattlers win double-header against Clayton

Tucumcari Rattlers’pitcher Javier Villanueva advanced from the mound to catch the pop fly for the final out at the top of the third inning during Saturday’s district game against Clayton.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team opened district play this weekend winning a double header over the visiting Clayton Yellowjackets, leaving the Rattlers 2-0 in district play and 10-4 for the season. “We need to continue playing as a team and concentrate on limiting our errors on defense,” said Javier Villanueva, […]

Lady Rattlers qualify in four events at home meet

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Lady Rattlers Kinley Jaynes placed sixth in the 100-meter hurdles event Saturday during the Rattlers Relays.

QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers girls’ track team qualified for state competition in four events on Saturday during the annual Rattler Relays track meet at Rattler Stadium. The Lady Rattlers 400-meter relay team qualified for state competition with a time of 53.52. In field events, two Lady Rattlers had state qualifying throws in the discus. […]

Lady Longhorns fall in state 1A semi-finals 54-46

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Logan Longhorn's Shana Sorrels puts up a lay-up in the first quarter of the Longhorns NMAA state championship semifinal against the Tatum Coyotes Thursday evening at the Bernalillo high school gym in Bernalillo.

QCS Staff   Logan’s fifth-seed Lady Longhorns fell 54-46 to the first-seed Tatum Lady Coyotes Thursday night in the semifinals of the 1A state basketball tournament at Albuquerque. In the final period the Lady Longhorns had no choice but to foul as they tried to close what was a five-point deficit at the beginning of […]

Tucumcari man to be honored for sideline dedication

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer When you ask around Tucumcari about what their first thoughts are of Norman “Smitty” Smith you would not be surprised to hear them answer first, “haircut” or “straight razor shave.” Smith has become a staple of Tucumcari’s nostalgic lore. He operated his barbershop on the corner of South First […]

Lady Longhorns advance to second round of 1A state basketball tournament in Albuquerue

Emily Collins lead the Lady Longhorns on offense against the Lady Mustangs with 23 points, (10, 3-4). The Lady Longhorns will play the Lady Steers at 8:15 p.m., Tuesday at Bernalillo High School in Albuquerque.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   The defending 1A state champion Logan Lady Longhorns handily defeated the Mountainair Lady Mustangs 83-33 Friday night, and now move on to the next round of the state basketball tournament in Albuquerque. “We are the defending state champions and we know there is a target on our backs,” said […]

Longhorns lose a heartbreaker in first round of 1A state basketball tournament

Longhorns' Dennis Earle and Wesley Gudgell guard  Seth Wateuma during Saturday's 60-58 loss to the visiting Warriors.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   The Logan Longhorns’ state tournament run ended with a heartbreaking 60-58 loss to the To’hajiilee Warriors Saturday at Logan. “I am very proud of how the guys played,” said Rafel Roybal, Longhorns’ head coach. Roybal said it may seem cliche but the idiom, “you win some, you lose some,” […]

Lady Longhorns are set to host the Lady Mustangs in the first round of 1A state tournament

The Lady Longhorns will host Mountainair in the first round of the 1A state basketball tournament. Lady Longhorn’s Brooke Rachor cuts to the baseline and shakes her defender during a district game against the Fort Sumner Vixens.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The fifth-seed Logan Lady Longhorns take on the 12th- seed Mountainair Lady Mustangs in the first round of the 1A state basketball tournament Friday night at Logan. Longhorn’s coach Clair Rachor said he is proud the team is once again in the state tournament, but he is not happy […]

Logan Longhorns will play the To’hajiilee Warriors in first round of 1A state tournament

Longhorns Dennis Earle and Wyatt Strand fight for the rebound against a Buffaloes' defender during Thursday's District 3 1A championship game.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer     The (17-10) (5-0) Logan Longhorns enter into the 1A state tournament as District 3 champions and the six seed pitted against the 11 seed To’hajiilee Warriors. The (16-8) (11-3) Warriors are coming off Saturday’s tough 72-56 loss to the Magdalena Steers in the District 2 championship game.   […]

Lady Longhorns move on to District 3 1A championship with win over Vixens

After stealing the ball Lady Longhorns Shana Sorrels goes up for the layup during Wednesday night's 70-62 win over the Fort Sumner Vixens.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer       The Logan Lady Longhorns held off the resilient Fort Sumner Vixens Wednesday night in a roller- coaster of a game to advance to the District 3 1A championship. “You can’t take anything for granted in this district,” said Clair Rachor, Lady Longhorn’s head coach. And while the […]

Rattlers wrestling team is hopeful about next year

QCS Staff The Tucumcari High Rattlers wrestling team finished the season with 11 members competing in the 3A state tournament, and a group of promising young wrestlers are expected to return next year. In the state tourney, Senior Joseph Otero was the only Rattler wrestler to medal, placing third in the 145-pound division. Rattlers head […]