Rivalry deep, long lasting

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By Ryan Lengerich Every team has one. Every sports fan circles the day on their calendar and every athlete has been kept awake at night with the visions of glory. It’s the team fans and players love to hate — their rival. In Tucumcari there is no bigger rival than Santa Rosa. “It has always […]

Championship at stake

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By Ryan Lengerich Clever, crafty, sneaky, deceptive, illusive — call it what you want. Santa Rosa is simply effective. “They run a lot of motion and they do a great job of disguising the football,” said Rattler head coach Dub Smith. The Rattlers (6-2) can clinch the District 3 championship with a win against rival […]

Cowgirls unbeaten in district

QCS Reports The Cowgirls control their own destiny. The House volleyball team improved their district record to 4-0 Thursday night with a three game home win against district rival San Jon 25-15, 25-21, 25-22. It was the second time the Cowgirls defeated the Coyotes this season and the win puts them in the drivers seat […]

Cowboy’s might reach team’s first postseason

By Ryan Lengeric House first year head coach Justin Foust talked with his team for more than an hour in the locker room after 64-16 loss to district Rival Logan Oct. 11. They talked about what they needed to do to win games and the realistic chances that despite the loss, the Cowboys could make […]

Logan rolls over house

By Ryan Lengerich The House Cowboys had never beaten rival Logan entering Saturday afternoons district showdown — and nothing changed. The Logan Longhorns overpowered House 64-16 on a blustery afternoon at House. The mercy rule was enacted late in the fourth quarter. “The couldn’t stop our power offense,” said Logan head coach Billy Burns. “We […]

‘The most important ballgame’

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By Ryan Lengerich For the Tucumcari Rattler football team the season starts Friday. “This is the most important ball game we play since the state championship last year,” said Rattler head coach Dub Smith. The Rattlers (5-2) make the 114 mile journey to Clayton (6-1) Friday for the district opener at 7 p.m. Both teams […]

Rattlers fall to rival

By Angela Peacock Tucumcari Lady Rattlers went into Thursday’s third district game against Santa Rosa knowing communication at the net and on the floor is what it would take for them to earn a victory against their biggest rival. Mental preparation and the will to beat Santa Rosa just wasn’t enough for the Lady Rattlers […]

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 […]