Red-hot Animas eliminates Logan

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By Eric Butler: QCS correspondent BERNALILLO — Logan coach Billy Burns couldn’t help but note the irony after his Longhorns were blitzed out of the Class 1A boys state basketball tournament Wednesday by 3-point-happy Animas. “It’s funny, but I emphasize getting layups to our kids. ‘Get the layup, get the layup,’ I tell them,” Burns […]

Logan falls to Temple Baptist

William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Temple Baptist Roadrunners raced to a 73-55 victory Saturday over the Logan Longhorns in the Class A Region B finals. Logan stays alive, however, to play Region C champion Animas at 8:15 p.m. tonight at Bernalillo High School in the state quarterfinals. Logan Head Coach Billy Burns said he […]

Three Lady Rattlers win all-district honors

by William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari High School girls basketball coach Alicia Trujillo announced Thursday that Jamie Jones was named to the all-district first team. Coaches from Texico, Clayton and Santa Rosa selected Jones to the team. Lady Rattlers Whitney Spinks and Sam Montano were give honorable mention status in the district. Trujillo said […]

Rattler golfers fall short in tournament

QCS staff Five members of the Tucumcari High School golf team played in a tournament Monday at New Mexico Military Institute. The Rattlers failed to hit the tournament¹s target of 322. They shot 338 for the day. Matt Smith shot the team¹s lowest score of 79. Clay Beevers was next with an 83. Nick Wiegel […]

San Jon Coyotes prepare for baseball season

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By William Thompson The San Jon High School baseball team began practice Monday and Head Coach Waymond Ragland is brimming with optimism. All the players from last year’s are back to give Ragland 20 players to work with. He said he expects much from three talented seniors. “Jason Bell, Trey Rusk and Jared Archuleta are […]

Logan secures spot in state tournement

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Logan Longhorns assured themselves a spot in the state basketball tournament next week by defeating the Monte Del Sol Dragons 68-63 Friday at Albuquerque High School. Logan will play either Temple Baptist tonight at 6:30 p.m. for the regional championship. With the Longhorns up by just three points, […]

Baseball players hit the field

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By William Thompson: Quay County Son It’s almost time to break out the hot dogs and the windbreakers. The Tucumcari High School baseball team began workouts Feb. 1 and Head Coach Tony Alarcon said he’s happy 31 players have turned out. “We have enough for a 15-member varsity team and a JV team,” Alarcon said. […]

Logan Longhorns win district, advance in finals

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Logan Longhorns took care of business Friday night as they beat the Grady Bronchos 70-55 at home to win district four and the right to play the district two runner-up in Albuquerque next Friday. Longhorn seniors Wes James and J.D. Estrada led the way. James hit a couple […]

Coyotes fall in overtime

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The San Jon Coyotes took the Grady Bronchos into overtime Wednesday, but an 8-0 run in overtime lead the Bronchos to a 74-62 victory. Although San Jon’s season is over, Athletic Director Waymond Ragland said the Coyotes left it all out on the floor. “Our guys played their hearts […]

Lions handle Rattlers, 63-49

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School boys basketball team came up short Tuesday in its quest to make it to the state tournament in Albuquerque. Santa Rosa ended the Rattlers’ season 63-49 in a game marked by frequent Rattler turnovers. Tucumcari finished with 18 turnovers while the Lions took care of […]