Tucumcari Rattlers looking for first district win

Lady Rattlers Kaycee Lease passes the ball past the Lady Lions defender during Friday night's 53-40 loss at Santa Rosa.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer As the end of the regular season approaches, the Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers are hungry for their first district win. Friday’s opponents, the Texico Wolverines and Lady Wolverines, will be a tough challenges to overcome. “Putting together four solid periods of basketball and coming out with intensity at […]

Rattlers qualify 11 for state competition in Rio Rancho

Rattlers wrestler Joseph Otero avoids the take down from West Las Vegas’ Andres Lujan during the District 2 3A tournament Saturday at the Snake Pit. Otero won the 145 pound weight class.

  Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers placed third overall, clinched two individual district championships and qualified all 11 wrestlers for 3A state competition in a strong performance at the District 2 tournament Saturday at the Snake Pit. “I’m not sure when the last time was, if ever, that we qualified everyone who […]

District basketball schedule

QCS Staff The following Quay County basketball teams will be in district action this weekend:   Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers 6 p.m., Friday at Santa Rosa 4 p.m., Saturday vs Clayton   Logan Longhorns and Lady Longhorns 4 p.m., Thursday vs Melrose 3:30 p.m., Saturday at Fort Sumner   San Jon Coyotes and Lady […]

Rattlers to host District 2 3A wrestling tournament

QCS Staff A season of competing in nine tournaments and more than 30 matches is preparing the Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team for the challenge of qualifying for the state District 2, 3A tournament. The tourney is Saturday at the Snake Pit. “The guys are fully aware that on Saturday if they don’t give their absolute […]

Tucumcari Rattlers looking to improve in district

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers are looking to turn their district basketball record around Saturday in Texico. The (11-11) (0-2) Rattlers are off to a rough district start. They lost their district opener to 83-53 to the Santa Rosa Lions, then lost 69-31 the following night to the Clayton […]

Coyotes celebrate homecoming with split wins against Mosquero


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer     The San Jon Coyotes see room from improvement and the Lady Coyotes are learning to play with confidence after splitting wins with Mosquero Thursday night for their homecoming. The (8-9) Coyotes ran away with the game early against the Mosquero Pirates thumping them 63-19. “The team still […]

Rattlers upend Portales on the road

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com In the first half, Tucumcari’s John Paul Garcia went off from downtown. When Portales tried to take that away, senior Cody Ryen picked up the slack in the second half. Garcia scored 16 of his 24 points in the first two periods and Ryan had all but four […]

Longhorns split wins with the visiting Red Devils


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Logan Longhorns split wins Friday night with the visiting Springer Red Devils. The (15-3) Lady Longhorns’ fast-paced game play and constant attacking of the ball on defense, combined with the Lady Red Devils short bench, resulted in the 53-37 win for Logan Friday night. “We had silly fouls […]

Tucumcari Rattler wrestlers will host district tournament

After another successful weekend with seven grapplers placing in the top three in their weight categories, the Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team will compete Friday at the Cardinal Classic at Robertson high school in Las Vegas. “The team continues to show such great improvement and I can not say enough about the younger wrestlers,” said Eddie […]

Tucumcari Rattlers continue to their preparations for district play


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers are expecting a tough game against the Fort Sumner Foxes Thursday at the Snake Pit. “We expect them to come here ready to play. If we don’t show up with that same mentality then its going to be a long night,” said John Span, Rattlers head […]