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 […]

Area high school basketball teams in action this weekend

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Quay County high school basketball teams will be in action this weekend in single-game and tournament play. The San Jon Coyotes (3-0) and Lady Coyotes (0-3) will host Lake Arthur at 2 p.m. Saturday. This will be the fifth game for San Jon, having played at Adrian, Texas, on […]

Logan Longhorns lose state championship to Melrose

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Longhorn juniors Michael Estrada, left, and Kohl Ciemny, right, take down Melrose freshman Cade Barnard during the Longhorns championship game against the Melrose Buffaloes Saturday afternoon at Melrose High School.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com MELROSE — The Melrose Buffaloes put Logan in a situation the Longhorns hadn’t been in all season on Saturday — playing from behind. Freshman Cade Barnard ran for three touchdowns, passed for two and caught one and the Buffs were in control from the start in a 76-37 victory […]

Lady Longhorns fall to Ramah in state semi-final match

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Lady Longhorns Kippi Webbb and Shana Sorrels await the serve during Saturday’s 2A state volleyball semi-finals match against Ramah. The Lady Longhorns lost the game in three sets.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Logan Lady Longhorn’s volleyball season may have ended Saturday with a loss to Ramah in the 2A state tournament semi-finals, but Head Coach Robert Young and the upcoming underclassmen said they are excited about the future. Young said the Lady Longhorns have made it to the state tournament […]

Longhorns face Buffaloes for state championship

Logan Longhorn Michael Estrada leaps high and into the endzone after avoiding a tackle from a Gateway Christian defender during Saturday’s eight-man state tournament semi-final match-up in Logan. Estrada caught three touchdown passes from Quarterback Wyatt Strand and picked up an interception on defense during the 62-12 win over the Warriors. The Longhorns will play for the eight-man state championship at 2 p.m. Saturday against the Buffaloes at Melrose.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Logan Longhorns have secured their spot in the eight-man state football championship game Saturday against Melrose though it comes in the wake of a bittersweet victory. The Longhorns punched their ticket to the state championship by beating the Gateway Christian Warriors 62-12 Saturday in Logan in the state […]

Logan advances to semifinals, Rattlers,Coyotes end seasons

Longhorn’s Larramy Roberts breaks free from a tackle and rushes 36-yards for a touchdown during Friday night’s  8-man state tournament quarter-final matchup against the Jemez Valley Warriors. The Longhorns routed the Warriors 77-0 to advance to the semifinals against the Gateway Christian Warriors. Game time 2 p.m., Saturday at Logan

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The first-seed Logan Longhorns advanced to the semifinals of the eight-man state football tournament after routing the eighth-seeded Jemez Valley Warriors Friday in Logan. The game was called at half time due to the mercy rule. The Longhorns controlled Friday night’s quarterfinals game, scoring on their second play of […]

Logan Lady Longhorns begin state tournament pool play Thursday

The Lady Longhorns block an attempted kill shot from the Vixens middle hitter during Thursday night’s District 6 tournament match in Logan. The Lady Longhorns won the game in four sets and went on to defeat the Melrose Lady Buffaloes Saturday for the district championship.

QCS Staff The Logan Longhorns have earned the second-seed in the 2A volleyball state tournament after defeating the Lady Buffaloes Saturday night for the District 2 championship at Melrose. “It came down to five sets and I am very proud of how the girls took control of the final match and never looked back,” said […]

Logan defender goes to offense, scores first lifetime TD

Jessie Sanchez (89) is shown tackling a FoothillFalcon runing back Friday night. Sanchez scored his first touchdown Friday night as he became a fullback for three plays.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Logan Longhorns used the final offensive series during their district 2 championship Friday night to get graduating defensive lineman Jessie Sanchez an entry into the scoring record books. “Jessie was going to get a touchdown, that is all there was too it,” said Wyatt Strand, Longhorn’s senior quarterback. […]