Rattler baseball team set to start state tourney run

The umpire calls Rattlers’ Saul Moriel safe at home after Raton’s catcher dropped the ball trying to tag Moriel for the out. The Rattlers lost the April 29 doubleheader
to the Tigers but swept the Clayton Yellowjackets on Friday. The Rattlers play today in the first round of the 3A state baseball tournament at Estancia.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The 11th-seeded Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team will be on the road for the first round of the 3A state tournament today facing sixth-seeded Estancia. The Rattlers finished their regular season at 11-12; two of those losses were to the 13-9 Bears. On April 4, the Rattlers lost to the […]

Mesalands qualifies 7 for College National Finals Rodeo

Staff Report The Mesalands Community College Rodeo program  had seven members qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo and captured another bull riding title at their final rodeo of the season at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. The Mesalands Rodeo Team also won the Grand Canyon Region championship titles in bareback riding and […]

Logan senior seeking chance to play football in Australia

Longhorn Trey Daniels tackles the Gateway Christian running back for a loss of yardage during the 2015 eight-man semi-finals match in Logan. Daniels tore his ACL in that game and as a result missed out on most of his senior sport's year. He is now raising money to play football this Summer at the Down Under Football Tournament in Australia.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A chance to visit Australia would normally be all the incentive anyone would need, but for Logan senior Trey Daniels, attending the 26th annual Down Under Sports Tournament this summer in Australia is all about playing football one more time. Until the New Mexico state semi-finals last fall, Daniels […]

Rain compresses Rattler district baseball schedule

Lady Rattler Alyssa Martinez hits for a double RBI in the bottom of the second inning during Thursday's 21-6 rout of Santa Rosa in Tucumcari.
Both teams have district games coming up.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team 9-10, 4-1, has rescheduled Tuesday’s double-header against a district opponent, the Raton Tigers, for today in Tucumcari. Monday’s rain was welcomed  by residents, but for the Rattlers who have state seeding on Sunday and four games left to play,  the rain could not have […]

Mesalands men’s rodeo team claims 2nd at home rodeo

Sophomore Edmiles Harvey works on keeping his
form during his first of two bareback bronc rides
during the Mesalands Spring Rodeo on April 17 in
Tucumcari. Harvey went on to win the championship,
his second home rodeo title win. Harvey
ended the season in first place, winning the bareback
riding regional championship title.

    Staff Report The Mesalands Community College men’s rodeo team earned reserve champion and won a bareback riding title this weekend at their first intercollegiate spring rodeo competition at the Quay County Rodeo Arena in Tucumcari. Tim Abbott, interim rodeo xoach at Mesalands said that he had about a dozen contestants and five rodeo […]

Rattlers hold of 3rd rank Panthers in extra innings

Rattler Saul Moriel is surrounded by his teammates as he crosses home plate following his walk off double that led Tucumcari to a 7-6 win on Monday against the Pecos
Panthers in the 10th inning.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team 8-9, staved off the Pecos Panthers in extra innings Monday at Tucumcari. It took 10 innings for the Rattlers to overcome the 13-7 Panthers. Rattler senior Saul Moriel hit the walk off double that brought in fellow senior Javier Villanueva for the winning run. […]

Mesalands rodeo team clinches 2 championships

Staff Report As the Mesalands Community College rodeo team prepares to host the Grand Canyon Intercollegiate Spring Rodeo Friday and Saturday, team members have won two event championships and one member has qualified for the 2015 College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) after their performances at two recent rodeo competitions in Arizona. Sophomore Jake Carr of […]

Rodeo athletes poised to qualify for nationals

Edmiles Harvey of Tsalini Springs, at the 7th Annual Mesalands Community
College Grand Canyon Region Fall Intercollegiate Rodeo. Harvey cinched his
second consecutive championship title in bareback for Mesalands with this
ride during the championship rounds of the college’s fall rodeo in Tucumcari.
Harvey recently secured his ticket to the 2015 CNFR in bareback riding with his
performance at the Navajo Technical College rodeo in Window Rock, Arizona.
He is currently second in the region.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Mesalands Community College will be hosting its first intercollegiate Spring Rodeo for the Grand Canyon Region and a Ranch Rodeo this weekend at the Quay County Rodeo Arena in Tucumcari. “This will be the largest weekend of rodeo and western activities in the city of Tucumcari, in recent history, […]

Clayton boys, Logan girls take invitational

QCS Photo: Steve Hansen
Logan’s Wesley Gudgell clears the bar in high jump Friday at the Logan Invitational track meet.

Staff report Athletes from 13 schools, including all four Quay County high schools, converged on Logan High School’s stadium for the Logan Invitational track meet on Friday. Among the boys, Tucumcari Rattler Marcus Chavez  scored 14 points to lead the meet in total points.  Logan Longhorn Mike Estrada scored second with 7 points. Logan scored […]

Rattlers go 2-1 over weekend

Staff report The Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team has scored two wins and a loss in games Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Rattlers won a home game Thursday against Wingate 15-0. On Friday, the Raattlers won against Laguna Acoma Hawks 9-4 as part of the Pecos Invite at Pecos. On Saturday, the Rattlers lost 19-2 against […]