Longhorns take 1st & 2nd at annual EPAC tournament

QCS and CMI Staff reports Logan Longhorns senior Wyatt Strand poured in 33 points Saturday night to help the Longhorns rally from a five-point halftime deficit for a 69-55 victory over Texico’s Wolverines, giving Logan its first EPAC crown since 2006. The championship game drama unfolded at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena in Portales. […]

EPAC highlights basketball action

CMI Photo: Tony Bullocks.
Texico Wolverine's Jonah Tuls is defended by Tucumcari's Daniel Lopez and Zedric Hendren Green during Saturday night's championship game of the Citizen Bank Tournament at Texico. The Rattlers beat the Wolverines 71-61.

    By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer All Quay County high school basketball teams will be in action this week. The Longhorns and Coyotes will be playing in the EPAC tournament in Melrose while the Rattlers are preparing to host Santa Fe Prep Saturday at the Snake Pit in Tucumcari. The Rattlers 11-2 and […]

Rattlers in tournament play Longhorns in single game action

Lady Rattlers Melissa Gardea shots a layup after
beating two Lady Demon defenders on the baseline
during Saturday night’s 49-38 loss to Dexter.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Quay County schools are on winter break, but some area high school basketball teams will be in single game action and tournament play over the vacation period. The Tucumcari Rattlers (8-2) will be competing on Monday at the Citizens Bank tournament at Texico. “Its going to be a good […]

Tucumcari pins down big success in wrestling tourney

Tucumcari Rattlers Paul Lucero wrestles against Jerry Rodriguez of Dumas,
Texas while being cheered on by the Lady Rattlers cheerleaders during
Saturday’s wrestling tournament at the Snake Pit. Lucero finished fourth in the
132 pound division.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers hosted 10 powerful New Mexico and Texas Panhandle wrestling teams at the Snake Pit Saturday for its annual tournament. The competition included 6A Cleveland from Rio Rancho, 5A schools Goddard and Roswell High from Roswell, and stout competition from the Texas Panhandle. Rattler head wrestling coach […]

Rattlers, Coyotes to play at home, Logan attends Clayton tourney

Tucumcari Lady Rattlers work on their defensive assignments and anticipating
the pass during Monday night’s practice. The Lady Rattlers and Rattlers will
host the Dexter Demons Thursday at the Snake Pit.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari and San Jon boys and girls basketball teams will be in single game competition at home this week while Logan will be competing in the Orange and Black Classic tournament at Clayton. The Tucumcari Rattlers (6-2) and Lady Rattlers (2-3) will host the Dexter Demons on Thursday at […]

Tucumcari wrestlers prepare to host annual tournament

QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team is preparing to host its annual wrestling tournament Saturday at the Snake Pit. Head coach Eddie Encinias feels the local meet will be tougher than the state tournament. “We are going to have some stout competition at this tournament and it is sure to be a gut-check not […]

County basketball squads prepare for tourneys and tough games

Tucumcari Lady Rattlers Kalani French dribbles the ball down court while surveying the Lady Wolverines defense Tuesday night at the Snake Pit. The Lady Rattlers lost to Texico 58-17. The Lady Rattlers’  and Rattlers’  next game will be on Dec. 18 against Dexter at Tucumcari.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Logan and San Jon are preparing this week for weekend basketball tournament action while Tucumcari has a week to prepare for Dexter. The Logan Longhorns (2-0) won the American Heritage Classic basketball tournament Saturday in Melrose (Logan 71, Melrose 60) but now have a short week to prepare to […]

Tucumcari wrestlers shine in Randall High tournament

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The young Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team made a strong showing Saturday at the Randall High wrestling tournament at Amarillo. “The guys did great at the tournament,” Eddie Encinias, head coach, said.  “We had four wrestlers win all of their matches.  We beat Randall, Lubbock Coronado and Lubbock Estacado and […]

District 5 3A All District Football Team

QCS Staff The following Tucumcari Rattlers football players made the District 5 3A All-District Team. First team offense Tyler Ferguson, quarterback Javier Villanueva, tight end Saul Moriel, fullback D’Ontee Sandoval, wide receiver First team defense Saul Moriel, Linebacker Second team offense Daniel Lopez, running back Brandon Aragon, running back Billy Sandoval, running back Antonio Norton, […]

Rattler wrestlers will begin their season at Amarillo tournament

Tucumcari Rattler Xavier Garcia (center) works on a take-down maneuver with Zach Martinez during Monday’s practice to prepare for the Rattlers’ first tournament Friday at Randall High School in Amarillo, Texas.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers varsity wrestling team will compete in their first tournament of the year  Friday at Randall High School at Amarillo. “This tournament will feature some of the toughest schools from the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma and Kansas,” said Eddie Encinias, Rattlers head wrestling coach. Encinias said this year’s […]