Mesalands rodeo team wins roping event titles

Staff Report Mesalands Community College’s men’s and women’s rodeo teams improved their Grand Canyon regional standings, each winning individual championship titles in two weekend rodeos at Central Arizona College in Florence, Arizona. The Men’s Team is in a solid third-place position in the GCR standings and is vying for second place in order to qualify […]

Late charge call goes against Longhorns in 61-60 loss

Logan team members console each other following the team’s 61-60 defeat to Magdalena in overtime in the Class 2A championship Saturday at The Pit in Albuquerque.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER ALBUQUERQUE  — In a fast and furious finish to overtime, Logan’s Brinton Roach took the ball hard to the basket as the final seconds ticked away. With his team down by one and the state boys Class 2A championship on the line, he put in his driving shot and […]

Logan Longhorns advance to the Class 2A state basketball championship

Staff Photo: Josh Lucero
Longhorn senior Wyatt Strand goes for the shot past an Escalante defender during the first quarter of the Longhorns' 2A semifinal match against the Escalante Lobos Thursday night at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

Staff Report The third-seed Logan Longhorns have advanced to the Class 2A state basketball championship after upsetting the second seed Escalante Lobos 66-63 in Rio Rancho. With the win Logan will face Class 2A’s top ranked and unbeaten Magdalena Steers, 30-0, who beat Mora 78-65 in an earlier semifinals game. “The Longhorns and I are […]

Lady Longhorns fall short to Melrose in the Class 2A state basketball semifinals

Staff Photo: Josh Lucero.
Logan junior center Kippi Webb gets the rebound and looks for the shot over Melrose defenders during the Longhorns 2A semifinal game at Bernalillo High School

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER BERNALILLO — The Melrose and Logan girls basketball teams looked a bit like they’d come out of a football game after Friday’s Class 2A state semifinal at Bernalillo H.S. Meeting for the sixth time in just over a month, the district rivals slugged it out until the final buzzer […]

Rattlers, Coyotes state basketball runs end with quarterfinal losses

Staff Report Tucumcari Rattlers The fourth seed Tucumcari Rattlers lost 53-44 to fifth seed Santa Fe Prep in the quarterfinals of the 3A boys state basketball tournament. “Fouls were an issue and they took away one of our bigger players against a team that is six-four, six-five and six-eighth in height,” said John Span. “When […]

Lady Longhorns, Longhorns set to compete in state semifinals

Lady Buffaloes Caley Barnard lunges past Lady Longhorn defender Emily Collins to shoot during the district 6 2A championship on Feb. 28 at Logan. Melrose won the game 72-64. Barnard scored 47-points of Melrose’s points. The Lady Longhorns will need to contain Barnard during today’s semi-finals game against Melrose in the 2A state basketball tournament in Albuquerque. This will be the fourth meeting of the two teams in less than a month.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The third seed Logan Lady Longhorns will play an all-too-familiar district opponent, the second seed Melrose Buffaloes, in the 2A state basketball semifinals today at 3 p.m. at Bernalillo High School in Bernalillo. This will be the fourth meeting of the two teams in the past month. On Feb. […]

Rattlers, Longhorns, Lady Longhorns and Coyotes at state tourney

Rattler Michael Eldridge shoots a jump shot over
a Skyhawk defender who fell during the struggle
for a rebound during Saturday’s first round game
of the 3A state basketball tournament at the
Snake Pit. Tucumcari beat Newcomb 74-52 and
will play Santa Fe Prep in the quarterfinals at
11:30 a.m. today at Bernalillo High School in Albuquerque.

By Thomas Garcia and Steve Hansen The fourth-seed Tucumcari Rattlers, 23-5, plays today against the Santa Fe Prep Blue Griffins in the quarter-finals of the 3A state basketball tournament at Bernalillo high school in Albuquerque. To advance to the quarter-finals, the Rattlers beat the 13th-seed Newcomb Skyhawks 74-52 Saturday night at the Snake Pit in […]

Lady Longhorns set to play Mountainair in the 2A state basketball quarterfinals

Lady Longhorn Kylee Foote’s jump shot is contested by two Lady Chief defenders during Friday's 2A state basketball tournament at Logan. The Lady Longhorns won the game 63-28 and will play Mountainair at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bernalillo High School in Albuquerque.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Logan Lady Longhorns 20-7, have advanced to play Mountainair  Tuesday in the 2A girls state basketball tournament after routing the Mescalero Apache Lady Chiefs 63-28 Friday at Logan. The Lady Longhorns held Mescalero Apache to 11 points in the first half and 17 points in the second half. […]

Coyotes fall to Broncos in tight district title battle

The Floyd Broncos’
Josue Gonzales (21)
chases the San Jon
Coyotes’ D.C. Lee, with
the ball, during
Saturday’s District 4 1A
championship game.
The Broncos won 67-64.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The San Jon Coyotes almost pulled a district championship out of a last-minute lead Saturday, but the Floyd Broncos scored during the closing single-digit seconds, edging out a championship at 67-64. The Broncos held the lead throughout the game until the Coyotes tied it up at 61 with 1:09  […]

Rattlers lose district title match to Yellowjackets in overtime

Rattler Michael Eldridge goes up to block Yellowjacket Kadar Gayle’s jump shot during the District 5 3A championship at Clayton. The Rattlers lost 83-79 in overtime.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers rallied back from an 18-point deficit to force overtime during Monday night’s District 4 3A championship but fell short 83-79 to the Yellowjackets in Clayton. “We played good enough to win tonight but we missed some opportunities,” said John Span, Rattlers head coach. At the start […]