Longhorns take down House

By Ryan Lengerich HOUSE — Logan captured its third straight district volleyball championship on Saturday night. But it had to come from behind and overcome a No. 3 seeding. “It gets a little tougher every year because the teams just keep getting better,” Logan head coach Bridget Rea said. Logan, the third seed in the […]

House season season ends with loss to Melrose

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By Ryan Lengerich MELROSE — On any other day, Harvey Parks would have had to share the spotlight. But this wasn’t any other day. Parks caught three touchdown passes in Melrose’s 65-6 win over House in Saturday’s state six-man quarterfinal game. He tied the National High School Federation six-man record for most touchdown receptions in […]

Rattlers ready to repeat

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By Ryan Lengerich When the defending state champions meet the 2001 title winner Saturday, Rattlers head coach Dub Smith said the Rattlers’ fate may depend on big plays. District 2 champion Tucumcari (7-2) will meet District 3 runner-up Tularosa (5-4) at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rattler Stadium in the first round of the state playoffs. […]

Rodeo team ends fall season

QCS Reports Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team completed the 2003 fall season at Lubbock with room for improvement when the spring season starts. Team Ropers, Reynaldo Maestas and Chance Gainer had a shot at a final placing when they split 5th and 6th place in the long round with a time of 5.9 in of […]

Middle school Rattlers finish unbeaten

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By Ryan Lengerich Under the guide of two second year coaches, the Tucumcari Middle School football team finished their season undeafeated. Head coach Ed Encinias and assistant coach Brian Dunlap guided the team to a perfect 7-0 season. “I imagine this team will stand out for a lot of years to come,” Dunlap said. TMS […]

Logan gets playoff win

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By Ryan Lengerich LOGAN — On Halloween night, Kirk Burns was simply scary. The Logan senior scored seven touchdowns and led his team to its first ever playoff victory in school history with a 50-40 win against Floyd Friday in Logan. “I guess this is my lucky day,” Burns said. “There were some big holes […]

House prepares for first playoff game

QCS Reports The Cowboys will make their first playoff appearance in school history Saturday and it’s no reason to be nervous. “I think this is the most relaxed I have ever seen the kids this year,” head coach Justin Foust said. “The pressure is all on Melrose.” House will travel to meet second ranked Melrose […]

Rattlers welcome off week

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By Ryan Lengerich Two scrimmages, seven wins, two disappointments and one district championship later — the Rattlers can finally breath. Tucumcari will not play their final regular season game Friday against Dexter, a team they could meet in the first round of the playoffs. The team’s coaches mutually decided to cancel the game for fear […]

Rattlers win district title

By Ryan Lengerich On fourth down and 35-yards from the end zone with 7 seconds left in the game, a desperation heave into the end zone seemed to be Santa Rosa’s only hope. It may have been. Lions sophomore running back Steven Vigil got the call on a misdirection to the weak side and turned […]

Lady Rattler end regular season with loss

By Ryan Lengerich Perhaps the Lady Rattlers volleyball team has a bright future. Starting four freshmen, a sophomore and a junior Tucumcari led at some point in each game in the match against Clayton Thursday. But the Rattlers (2-17, 0-8) were unable to hang on and finished winless in the 2003 district season with a […]