Logan advances to semifinals, Rattlers,Coyotes end seasons

Longhorn’s Larramy Roberts breaks free from a tackle and rushes 36-yards for a touchdown during Friday night’s  8-man state tournament quarter-final matchup against the Jemez Valley Warriors. The Longhorns routed the Warriors 77-0 to advance to the semifinals against the Gateway Christian Warriors. Game time 2 p.m., Saturday at Logan

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The first-seed Logan Longhorns advanced to the semifinals of the eight-man state football tournament after routing the eighth-seeded Jemez Valley Warriors Friday in Logan. The game was called at half time due to the mercy rule. The Longhorns controlled Friday night’s quarterfinals game, scoring on their second play of […]

Logan Lady Longhorns begin state tournament pool play Thursday

The Lady Longhorns block an attempted kill shot from the Vixens middle hitter during Thursday night’s District 6 tournament match in Logan. The Lady Longhorns won the game in four sets and went on to defeat the Melrose Lady Buffaloes Saturday for the district championship.

QCS Staff The Logan Longhorns have earned the second-seed in the 2A volleyball state tournament after defeating the Lady Buffaloes Saturday night for the District 2 championship at Melrose. “It came down to five sets and I am very proud of how the girls took control of the final match and never looked back,” said […]

Logan defender goes to offense, scores first lifetime TD

Jessie Sanchez (89) is shown tackling a FoothillFalcon runing back Friday night. Sanchez scored his first touchdown Friday night as he became a fullback for three plays.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Logan Longhorns used the final offensive series during their district 2 championship Friday night to get graduating defensive lineman Jessie Sanchez an entry into the scoring record books. “Jessie was going to get a touchdown, that is all there was too it,” said Wyatt Strand, Longhorn’s senior quarterback. […]

Coyotes advance to semi-finals; Logan 1st seed in 8-man

Longhorn’s Larramy Roberts stiff arms a Falcon’s defender to gain the first down during Friday night’s District 2 championship in Logan. The Longhorns won the District 2 championship 62-0 and earned the first seed in the 8-man state tournament that begins at 7 p.m., Friday, pitting the Longhorns against the Jemez Valley Warriors.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Grady/San Jon Coyotes advanced to the state semi-finals in six-man football Saturday, beating a determined Animas Panthers squad 63-43. The Coyotes now face another daunting face-off with the number-one seed Hondo Eagles, who are undefeated with margins of victory that have averaged 56 points per game.  The Coyotes […]

Longhorn 8- man quarterback Strand ranked first in nation in total yardage

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer While preparing for a district championship,  Logan Longhorn’s quarterback Wyatt Strand is dealing with the news that he is ranked first in the nation for total yardage in 8-man football by MaxPreps.com, a national high school sports website, as an added distraction. “I got mad at coach for telling me […]

Two women honored for cancer battles at ‘Dig Pink’ game

The Lady Rattlers’ Mercedes Vega presents Margie Garcia, Tucumcari, with a bracelet before Saturday’s  Lady Rattlers’ volleyball game against the Logan Lady Longhorns.  Another Tucumcari woman, Theresa Martinez, arrived later and received a bracelet.  Both women also received ovations from spectators and athletes alike as they received the bracelets.  The game was christened the “Dig Pink” game to honor the fight against breast cancer.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers and Logan Lady Longhorns honored two Tucumcari women fighting breast cancer during a Dig Pink volleyball game Saturday at the Snake Pit. Theresa Martinez and Margie Garcia were both presented with a bracelet and given a standing ovation as they were recognized and supported by […]

Coyotes begin state play, Rattlers and Longhorns in district mix

Tucumcari Rattler’s running back Saul Moriel forces his way through the Lions defenders for his second touchdown during Friday night’s district game in Santa Rosa. The Rattlers lost 52-22.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The  fourth-seed San Jon/Grady Coyotes (5-3) (1-2) will host the fifth-seed Animas Panthers (6-2) (3-1) Saturday at San Jon in the first quarterfinals game in the 6-man football state tournament. The Coyotes are coming off two hard road losses, a 57-6 defeat to  Lake Arthur on Oct. 17 and […]

Rattler’s cross country teams prepare for district invite

QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers’ boys’ and girls’ cross country team face tough 5A-6A competition Thursday at the Hobbs Invite. Both teams got to run against some tough competition in preparation for district on Oct. 31 in Laguna Acoma, said Gary Hittson, the Lady Rattlers’ head coach. In Hobbs the Rattlers faced runners from Midland […]

Rattlers fresh off bye week for battle of Interstate-40

Rattler’s D’Ontee Sandoval fights to keep a touchdown
pass from quarterback Tyler Ferguson.
Sandoval caught the pass in the endzone for his second score during the Oct. 10 game against the West Las Vegas Dons.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers (0-7) football team starts a district run Friday night against the Lions (2-5) at Santa Rosa. The Rattlers’ last game was a 67-36 loss on Oct. 10 to the West Las Vegas Dons in Tucumcari. Rattler’s Coach Wayne Ferguson said the team did not take advantage of […]

Lady Rattlers, Longhorns, Coyotes and Cowgirls in district play

Lady Rattler’s Jessyka Cooksey goes up for the block against the Lady Lion’s middle
hitter during Thursday night’s district game against Santa Rosa. Blocking would
be a key factor in the Lady Rattler’s next game on Saturday, a victory over the Raton
Lady Tigers at the Snake Pit.

  By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The (8-9) (2-3) Tucumcari Lady Rattlers’ carried over their intensity from Thursday night into their second district win against the (0-17) (0-4) Raton Lady Tigers Saturday at the Snake Pit. “We finished off well Thursday and even though we didn’t win, it carried over into Saturday’s game,” said […]