San Jon, Logan set for state football play

Rattlers defensive tackle Antonio Norton Jr., wraps his arms around the Lions running back Joaquin
Lopez and drags the runner down for a loss. The Rattlers lost Friday 29-14 to Santa Rosa. Norton said
the Rattlers need to put the loss behind them and play with intensity this Friday against Raton to
keep their post season chances alive.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The top-seed Grady/San Jon Coyotes, (7-0, 4-0) will play the No. 5 seed Floyd Broncos Saturday at 1 p.m., in the semifinals of the 6-man state football tournament at San Jon. The Coyotes drew the top seed in the 6-man tournament and first-round bye while the Broncos (4-3, 2-2) […]

Coyotes, Rattlers, Longhorns begin district tournaments

The San Jon Lady Coyotes, Logan Lady Longhorns and Tucumcari Lady Rattlers will compete in district volleyball tournament games this week. The Lady Rattlers (7-2, 4-2) will play the winner of Tuesday’s game between Raton and Clayton (results were not available at time of publication) 6 p.m., Thursday at the Snake Pit. Currently seeded second […]

Coyotes earn bye week

Staff photo: Thomas Garcia
Coyotes running back Joseph Benavidez takes flight and reaches for the goal line after being tripped by a Broncos defender during Friday's 6-man District 1 championship game at San Jon. Benavidez did not get the score but set up fellow Coyote Ryan Bone for a 1-yard touchdown run. Grady/San Jon beat Floyd 60-32 and have earned the No. 1 seed and first-round bye in the six-man state football tournament.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com The Grady/San Jon Coyotes have earned a bye week after being seeded first Saturday in the six-man state tournament. The Coyotes, (7-0, 4-0), won their final District 1 game 60 -32 Friday against the Floyd Broncos at San Jon. “We knew coming in that the Broncos were going […]

Mesalands women’s team wins reserve championship

Staff Report The Mesalands Community College rodeo teams claimed the women’s reserve team championship and a bronc riding reserve championship at their eighth annual Grand Canyon Region Intercollegiate Fall Rodeo held Oct. 9 -10 at the Quay County Rodeo Arena. “I was especially proud of the performance of our women’s team, they had a pretty […]

Coyotes, Rattlers, Longhorns gear up for district play

Grady/San Jon Coyotes running back Joseph Benavidez outruns the pursuing Panthers defenders to
the end zone after stripping and recovering the football from Lake Arthur's quarterback Friday at San
Jon. Benavidez had three touchdowns in the Coyotes’ 72-19 win over Lake Arthur. With the win the
Coyotes are the District 1 champions and have one more district game against Floyd before state
tournament seeding on Saturday.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Grady/San Jon Coyotes (6-0, 3-0) play their final district game Friday against Floyd before state tournament seeding. The Coyotes won the District 1 six-man championship Friday with a 72-19 win over Lake Arthur at San Jon. In that game, the Coyotes racked up 440 yards of total offense; […]

San Jon has district game; Tucumcari, Logan idle

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The undefeated Grady/San Jon Coyotes will be the only area high school team in action this Friday when they play host to district opponent Lake Arthur at San Jon. The Coyotes – who’ve won all five of their games, including two in league play — are looking for their […]

Lady Rattlers, Longhorns, Coyotes amidst district play

Lady Rattlers Destinee Montano and Kalani French jump to block the hit from the Lady Lions Mikayla Garnand as Tucumcari's Alyssa Martinez waits for the
potential dig during Thursday loss to Santa Rosa at the Snake Pit.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers, 3-10 (0-1 in league play), prepare for their second District 5-3A match up Saturday against the 7-7 Lady Tigers at Raton. The Lady Rattlers lost their first district game Thursday, 3-0, to the Santa Rosa Lady Lions at the Snake Pit. “Our biggest issues is […]

Local sports schedules— Oct. 7

Rattlers tight end Saul Ramos puts a hard hit on the Foxes’ defender during the 28-27 win over Fort Sumner at Rattler Stadium on Sept. 25. The Rattlers’ next
game is at 7 p.m., Friday against the Dons at Las Vegas.

Staff Report Sports schedules for local high school teams. Football 11-man The Tucumcari Rattlers next game will be at 7 p.m., Friday against the Dons at Las Vegas. 8-man The Logan Longhorns next game will be at 7 p.m., Friday against the Panthers at Menaul. 6-man The Grady/San Jon Coyotes next game will be at […]

Mesalands ready to give a strong performance at rodeo

Staff Report The Mesalands Community College rodeo team is excited and motivated to compete Friday and Saturday at the eighth annual Mesalands Intercollegiate Fall Rodeo at the Quay County Rodeo Arena in Tucumcari. “The men’s and women’s rodeo teams are eager  about competing at home this weekend and taking full advantage of that opportunity,” said […]

Area volleyball teams set to begin district play

Lady Rattlers Desiree Brown and Ryanne Lopez block the dink by Lady
Coyotes Rylee Key as her teammates Juliana Garcia and Rhianna Garcia move
to defend the block. The Lady Rattlers won Saturday's game 3-1 at the Snake
Pit.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Wrtier The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers volleyball team beat the San Jon Lady Coyotes in four sets Saturday at the Snake Pit. The Lady Rattlers, 3-7, had a strong performance in the 25-10 final set against the Lady Coyotes, who’ve lost 10 of their 11 games this season. The game was […]