House survives thriller

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By Ryan Lengerich The House Cowgirls took Logan for a ride Thursday night in a five-game cliff-hanger. The Cowgirls battled back from a two-game deficit to beat the Longhorns in a district game 25-27, 12-25, 25-16, 25-15, 15-13. “That was a great win for us — unbelievable— that was a big red monkey off of […]

Team still smiling

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By Ryan Lengerich As the Rattlers finished sprints Tuesday at practice, the team was tired, but smiling. A far cry from how the despair after a 40-0 blowout loss to Texico at home last Friday. “I just told everybody that everybody loses,” said senior lineman A.J. Molinas. “We just have to come back and play […]

Mesalands rodeo team battles at Alpine

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QCS Reports The Mesalands rodeo team made a strong showing this weekend in Alpine. In Bareback, Clay Houston finished in 11th place overall and was followed by Cody Kersey who finished in 15th place overall. Bull Rider Joshua Nunn took 2nd spot in the long round and finished in 3rd place the average. Freshman Marcus […]

Six-man showdown

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By Ryan Lengerich If there truly is strength in numbers, House could be in trouble this weekend against perennial district powerhouse Logan. The two teams meet in a crucial district matchup 1 p.m. Saturday at House. Logan (3-3) and House (1-3) each have one district win with three district games left to play. Logan blew […]

Wolves’ pound Rattlers

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By Ryan Lengerich Texico head coach Mike Prokop called a timeout with 7:04 remaining in the third quarter to settle his team down. A strange move, considering his team held a 34-0 lead at the time. “I wanted to calm our kids down and tell them to play our game, don’t play someone else’s,” Prokop […]

Logan ‘ready to get better’

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By Ryan Lengerich For the Longhorns, trying to forget Friday’s one point loss to Melrose would be the easy thing to do. Head coach Billy Burns won’t let that happen. “We talked about the fact that the game was ours and we lost it,” Burns said. “We could have won but we kind of gave […]

Rattlers regroup after defeat

By Ryan Lengerich The Rattlers aren’t getting any healthier. Entering last Friday’s game against the New Mexico Military Institute, senior running back Rob McClelland was out with a knee problem, starting sophomore quarterback Chris McCasland spent the night fighting a weak ankle and senior lineman Joe Sisneros missed practice during the week with a virus. […]

Rattlers suffer season’s first loss

QCS Reports The Tucumcari Rattlers were dominated Friday night in a 49-14 loss to the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. The Rattlers (4-1) scored first against the Colts (5-0) on a 1-yard touchdown run by Sophomore Eric Holt with 8:14 remaining in the first quarter. Senior AJ Molinas added the extra point. That was […]

Blocked field goal dooms Logan

QCS Reports The Longhorns lost their second straight game in heartbreaking fashion Friday night in front of their home crowd. Logan (2-3) fell short 35-34 in overtime to Melrose (3-1), the second ranked 6-man team in the state according to the coaches poll. “We just played really well and made a couple of mistakes that […]

Penalties doom Mesalands in season’s first rodeo

QCS Reports A field of more than 500 contestants from the region competed at the fall intercollegiate rodeo opener in Portales last weekend. Among them were 38 members of the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team. “We had what I call ‘the first rodeo jitters’ that cost us in this first event,” coach Danny Garcia said. […]