Tucumcari Rattlers looking to improve in district

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers are looking to turn their district basketball record around Saturday in Texico. The (11-11) (0-2) Rattlers are off to a rough district start. They lost their district opener to 83-53 to the Santa Rosa Lions, then lost 69-31 the following night to the Clayton […]

Coyotes celebrate homecoming with split wins against Mosquero

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer     The San Jon Coyotes see room from improvement and the Lady Coyotes are learning to play with confidence after splitting wins with Mosquero Thursday night for their homecoming. The (8-9) Coyotes ran away with the game early against the Mosquero Pirates thumping them 63-19. “The team still […]

Rattlers upend Portales on the road

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com In the first half, Tucumcari’s John Paul Garcia went off from downtown. When Portales tried to take that away, senior Cody Ryen picked up the slack in the second half. Garcia scored 16 of his 24 points in the first two periods and Ryan had all but four […]

Longhorns split wins with the visiting Red Devils

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Logan Longhorns split wins Friday night with the visiting Springer Red Devils. The (15-3) Lady Longhorns’ fast-paced game play and constant attacking of the ball on defense, combined with the Lady Red Devils short bench, resulted in the 53-37 win for Logan Friday night. “We had silly fouls […]

Tucumcari Rattler wrestlers will host district tournament

After another successful weekend with seven grapplers placing in the top three in their weight categories, the Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team will compete Friday at the Cardinal Classic at Robertson high school in Las Vegas. “The team continues to show such great improvement and I can not say enough about the younger wrestlers,” said Eddie […]

Tucumcari Rattlers continue to their preparations for district play

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers are expecting a tough game against the Fort Sumner Foxes Thursday at the Snake Pit. “We expect them to come here ready to play. If we don’t show up with that same mentality then its going to be a long night,” said John Span, Rattlers head […]

Young wrestlers step it up

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QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team competed in two separate tournaments, gaining more mat time that head coach Eddie Encinias says will help them prepare for district competition. “We had six of nine underclassmen place at the Amarillo High tournament Thursday in Amarillo,” Encinias said The Rattlers traveled to Pecos on Saturday and had […]

EPAC tournament results

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QCS Staff Here is how Quay County’s basketball teams fared at the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference (EPAC) tournament last week. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday games were played at Melrose. Friday and Saturday rounds were played at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Stadium in Portales. Logan’s Lady Longhorns placed third in the tourney Saturday with a […]

Young wrestlers stepping up pace

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers Wrestling teams continues to show improvement week to week with a young core group stepping up the pace as the season progresses. “This is an incredibly talented group of young wrestlers,” said Eddie Encinias, Rattlers head coach. Encinias said he has strong leadership from his four […]

Rattlers wrestling team prepares for Saint Michael’s tournament

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QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team were at full pace Monday working on conditioning and technique to prepare for the Al Salazar tournament at St. Michael’s High School in Santa Fe. “We are expecting to see 10 of the top schools at this event, said Eddie Encinias, Rattlers head coach. “The guys are fully […]