San Jon drops Lady Rattlers

By TV Hagenah The San Jon Lady Coyotes came into the Rattler Gymnasium on Friday evening with thoughts of taking down the Lady Rattlers, and when the dust had settled, take them down they did 60-44. Early on it looked as if it would be a decision in Tucumcari’s favor as the Lady Rattler’s jumped […]

Home field advantage scars title games: Sports Column

By Ryan Lengerich After winning a home game, it seems football players are quick to thank their fans — and they should. Sometimes the thought of home advantage is enough. “Everyone knows were tough to beat at home,” Tucumcari senior A.J. Molinas told me prior to the Tularosa playoff game at Rattler Stadium. Yet high […]

All-State 6-Man teams announced

QCS Reports Seven Longhorns and three Cowboys received all-state recognition for the 2003 six-man football season. The two teams received recognition at four of the 10 first-team defensive positions. Logan senior Kirk Burns, who earned district player-of-the-year honors one week ago, was named to the all-state first team as a rush end and took second […]

Rattlers make all district teams, (complete list here)

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QCS Reports Eleven different Rattlers were placed on the District 2, all-district first or second team for the 2003 season. Senior A.J. Molinas and junior Chris McCasland made the team at three different positions, which was more than any other players. “I was extremely pleased,” said Rattlers coach Dub Smith. “I was hoping that the […]

Repeat hopes crushed

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By Ryan Lengerich Rattlers head coach Dub Smith wanted to force Hatch out of their dominant passing game, but didn’t expect a dominant running game as a substitute. That is exactly what happened when junior Chon Pallares rushed for 155-yards and a touchdown as No. 2 ranked Hatch Valley (10-2) invaded the defending champion’s home […]

Burns wins top 6-man honor

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By Ryan Lengerich Kirk Burns is now the answer the Quay County sports question — who won the first ever player of the year award in six-man football District 2? The senior emerged this season as the consensus player of the year in a district that in past years has only chosen first team offensive […]

Longhorns fall to Animus

QCS Reports It took five games but Animas finally defeated the Lady Longhorns to advancing to the quarter finals of the 2003 state volleyball tournament. In five close games 25-19, 21-25, 27-25, 25-27, 15-9 Logan (14-12) was led in the second set by 6-1 middle hitter Sarisa Day and in the fourth quarter Nichol Rodgers […]

Hatch to air it out against Rattlers’ defense

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By Ryan Lengerich Hatch Valley loves to air out the football — and they do it well. Bears junior quarterback Brett Henson averages more than 390 yards per game passing on a team that scores 46 points-per-game. Hatch Valley (8-2) will bring their aerial attack to Rattlers Stadium to meet the ball control Tucumcari (8-2) […]

Logan falls to unbeaten Tatum

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By Ryan Lengerich The Logan Longhorn’s reward for winning its first playoff football game in school history was a meeting with the state’s No. 1 ranked team. The Tatum Coyotes and its 11 seniors stormed into Longhorn Stadium Saturday night unbeaten and having “mercy-ruled” nearly every team they have played this season, including the Longhorns […]

Lady Longhorns advance to state

QCS Reports The Lady Longhorns finished second in the regional tournament Saturday and earned a berth in the Class 1A state championship playoffs. Logan will meet Animas at 1 p.m. Thursday at Goddard High School in Roswell. “They are pretty tough,” said Logan head coach Bridget Rea. “They are solid all the way around.” Logan […]