Wrestling team adds middle school program to roster

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team has added the middle school program to its roster, bringing the number of participants to an all time high. “I’m always excited to start a new season, though the addition of the middle school program has me really pumped,” said Eddie Encinias, Rattlers head coach. […]

Winter sports teams in action


Area high school winter sports teams will be in action this weekend on the hardwood and wrestling mats. The Tucumcari Rattlers, Lady Rattlers, Logan Longhorns and Lady Longhorns will be competing Thursday-Saturday in the Melrose Tournament at Melrose. “We are going to see a lot of good competition at this tournament which is exactly what […]

Logan, San Jon cap season with state volleyball tournament

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Logan Lady Longhorns and San Jon Lady Coyotes capped strong seasons with appearances in the state volleyball tournament in Rio Rancho. The (15-8) (2-3) Lady Longhorns split four sets but eventually fell to the Fort Sumner Vixens 15-9 in the quarter-finals, ending their first 1A state volleyball appearance […]

State police investigating football player’s injury

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer New Mexico State Police are investigating an injury to a Santa Rosa Lions football player that occurred during the Lions’ game with the Tucumcari Rattlers Nov. 8. Santa Rosa Consolidated School District Superintendent Ted Hern asked state police to investigate the injury, a cut on the arm that required […]

At end of football season, coaches hope players gained experience


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The football season came to an end in Quay County with coaches hoping their young players gained valuable experience this year. The (1-9) Tucumcari Rattlers season ended on Friday with a 52-0 loss to the (10-0) Santa Rosa Lions at Rattlers Stadium. “We had some success sustaining offensive drives […]

San Jon, Logan to compete in state volleyball tournament

QCS Staff The San Jon Lady Coyotes and Logan Lady Longhorns will both be competing in volleyball state tournament pool play in Rio Rancho — San Jon for the first time ever and Logan for the first time in nearly a decade. The sixth-seed Lady Coyotes will be competing in pool play with second-seed Carrizozo, […]

Rattlers face undefeated Santa Rosa Lions

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers know they will have to control the ball and find ways to sustain offensive drives against the undefeated Santa Rosa Lions this Friday at Rattler Stadium. “The Lions are a very powerful team and we are going to have to find a way not to go […]

Rattlers to face Clayton

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Longhorns Dennis Earle will not be denied as he pulls in Devils quarterback Thomas Casper for the sack.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers travel north Friday to face the (7-1) (1-1) Yellowjackets of Clayton in a District 2 showdown. The (1-7) (0-2) Rattlers are healing from injuries and the offense is banged up, though the rest of the team will give it their all against the Yellowjackets, said Wayne Ferguson, […]

Basketball league registration open

QCS staff Registration for the Christi Bogart Memorial Men’s 5-on-5 Basketball league has begun. Players must be 21 years old to play. Each team can have a maximum of 10 players. Entry fee is $250 per team. Team names, rosters and shirt colors are due on Nov. 13. All games will be played on Saturday […]

Rattlers traveling to Estancia

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The (1-6) (0-1) Tucumcari Rattlers will make the trip to Estancia on Friday to play the (4-4) (0-2) Bears in one of two-road games left in the regular season. “The Bears have big and physical players and are a run-heavy team,” said Wayne Ferguson, Rattlers head coach. Ferguson said […]