Lady Longhorns play Melrose today for 2A championship

Staff photo:Kevin Wilson

Logan sophomore Kaylee Foote  tries to get position against Magdalena's Hannah Castanon during Thursday's Class 2A girls semifinal at Bernalillo High School. Logan defeated Magdalena 49-40.

QCS Staff The No.1 seed Logan Lady Longhorns will play for the 2A State Basketball Championship at 5:30 p.m., today against district rival No. 7 seed Melrose Lady Buffaloes at Wisepies Arena (The Pit) at the University Of New Mexico at Albuquerque. The top-ranked Lady Longhorns are riding an eight-game win streak going into the […]

Rattlers set to play Lions in state quarterfinals


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The fourth-seed seed Tucumcari Rattlers will face the 5 seed Santa Rosa Lions for the fifth time this season on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the 3A state boys basketball tournament in Rio Rancho. The Rattlers, 19-5, 6-0, beat Desert Academy 74-52 Saturday night to advance to the quarterfinal […]

Rattlers, Longhorns, Coyotes ready for state play


By Thomas Garcia QCS Staff Writer After a district championship weekend in Quay County, five area teams will begin their state basketball tournament run Friday and Saturday at home and on the road. Teams were seeded on Sunday by the New Mexico Activities Association and teams ranked first through eighth earned a first-round home game; […]

Rattler wrestlers finish to season shows promise

Staff Report The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team ends its season with four of 11 state competitors placing fifth at the 3-4A state wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday at Rio Rancho. “These wrestlers may have been young, but their hearts were big,” said Eddie Encinias, head wrestling coach. Encinias said this year’s team was easily the […]

Rattlers, Longhorns, Coyotes start district tourney


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers will host the District 5 3A championship games this weekend at the Snake Pit after sweeping Santa Rosa Saturday at the Lions Den. The Rattlers, 17-5, 6-0, edged the Lions 64-62 in a contest that was too close for comfort for head coach […]

Rattlers have 11 wrestlers competing at state


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers closed out their regular season and district competition with a 220-pound district championship by Antonio Norton Jr.  and qualifying 11 of 12 wrestlers for the state tournament. “Norton was a beast and he went the distance to win the district championship,” said Eddie Encinias, Rattlers head […]

Rattlers, Lady Rattlers battle Lions for first place


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer To say the Tucumcari Rattlers’ upcoming district games in Santa Rosa on Saturday are going to be exciting would be a grandiose understatement. “The gym is going to be packed and rocking,” said John Span, Rattlers head coach. The Rattlers and Lady Rattlers will venture into the Lions Den, […]

Rattlers, Lady Rattlers will fight to remain first in district at Raton


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers 14-7, 3-1, go into today’s district game at Raton riding a three-game win streak. Their latest, a 62-47 win over Clayton on Thursday, has the Lady Rattlers excited about their next challenge. “We need to come out and jump on them right away,” said Lady […]

Rattlers sweep Lions, Longhorns split with Fort Sumner


Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer As players, coaches and fans watched the basketball sail through the air, the last thing Tucumcari High School Rattlers head coach John Span said he heard before the buzzer sounded and crowd erupted Saturday night was, “It’s in, coach!” Those words were spoken to Span by Rattlers John Paul Garcia […]

Local teams ready for district basketball games


Staff Report The Tucumcari, San Jon and Logan boys and girls basketball teams are in the thick of district competition. The Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers have critical games Saturday against rival Santa Rosa at the Snake Pit. The Rattlers 13-5, are currently ranked first in the District 5 3A standings with a 2-0 record. […]