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 […]

Young wrestlers step it up


QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team competed in two separate tournaments, gaining more mat time that head coach Eddie Encinias says will help them prepare for district competition. “We had six of nine underclassmen place at the Amarillo High tournament Thursday in Amarillo,” Encinias said The Rattlers traveled to Pecos on Saturday and had […]

EPAC tournament results


QCS Staff Here is how Quay County’s basketball teams fared at the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference (EPAC) tournament last week. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday games were played at Melrose. Friday and Saturday rounds were played at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Stadium in Portales. Logan’s Lady Longhorns placed third in the tourney Saturday with a […]

Young wrestlers stepping up pace

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers Wrestling teams continues to show improvement week to week with a young core group stepping up the pace as the season progresses. “This is an incredibly talented group of young wrestlers,” said Eddie Encinias, Rattlers head coach. Encinias said he has strong leadership from his four […]

Rattlers wrestling team prepares for Saint Michael’s tournament

Tucumcari Rattler Wrestlers perform a battle ropes drill Monday during wrestling practice.

QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team were at full pace Monday working on conditioning and technique to prepare for the Al Salazar tournament at St. Michael’s High School in Santa Fe. “We are expecting to see 10 of the top schools at this event, said Eddie Encinias, Rattlers head coach. “The guys are fully […]

Rattlers, Lady Rattlers lose home games

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Tucumcari Rattlers D'Ontee Sandoval goes up for the lay-up during Friday night's 46-42 loss to the Floyd Broncos at the Snake Pit.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers both lost home games Friday night to the Floyd Broncos at the Snake Pit. The 3-5 Rattler boys lost a close one heading into the Christmas break, falling 46-42 to the 6-5 Broncos. “Its not going to get any easier when we start […]

Wrestling team hosts annual tournament


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers Wrestling team hosted its annual tournament Saturday at the Snake Pit, giving the Rattlers and several New Mexico and Texas teams much-needed mat time before the Christmas break. “It is so amazing to see the stands filled with our supporters and the supporters of these teams […]

Basketball scores — Dec. 18

Basketball scores: Thursday Boys Tucumcari High School (THS)  45 Lordsburg  65 Friday Boys THS 49 Cobre 52 Girls THS 47 Evangel Christian Academy 43 Friday Logan Tournament Boys Adrian, Texas, 52 San Jon 65 Logan 48 Clayton 58 Girls Logan 62 Clayton 58 Saturday Boys THS 65 Hatch Valley 33 Girls THS 50 Mountainair 33