Mesalands rodeo team earns titles in contest

QCS Staff The Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team competed in its second rodeo of the season last weekend at Cochise College in Douglas, Ariz. The men’s team won two individual titles and earned 260 points, finishing in fifth place. “We improved in events that we struggled in last week,” said Tim Abbott, interim Mesalands rodeo […]

Rattlers to travel to Eunice

QCS Staff The (1-3) Tucumcari Rattlers are on the road again this week as they travel to Eunice to play the (2-3) Cardinals. We don’t know a lot about the Cardinals other than what we have seen on film, said Wayne Ferguson, Rattlers head coach. Ferguson said the Cardinals are multiple facet team, and the […]

Mesalands rodeo team wins championship title

QCS Staff Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo team began the season winning a men’s tie-down roping championship title at Diné College in Tsaile, Ariz. Competing in this season’s first Grand Canyon Region rodeo, Mesalands’ sophomore Kit Pettigrew won the long round of the tie-down roping event and second place in the short round. Pettigrew, of Fort […]

Rattlers to face Fort Sumner

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Rattlers’ running back Zack Martinez gets hit by several Dexter Demons.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The (1-2) Tucumcari Rattlers will not dwell on Friday’s 49-0 routing by the Dexter Demons but instead will push on as they prepare to travel to Fort Sumner to face the (2-2) Foxes. “We can not dwell on last Friday’s loss or it will snowball on us,” said Wayne […]

Demons defeat Rattlers

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Rattlers wide receiver Mark Preciado (21) begins a kick-off return with running back Daniel Lopez (33) ready to block. Demons running back Mario Moreno (35) and wide receiver Mario Contreras (88) try to get in Preciado’s way.

By Steve Hansen QCS managing editor Traveling from just south of Roswell Friday night for the Rattler football game, the Dexter Demons brought the band, cheerleaders, a few spectators, a photographer — and a team. And did they bring a team, beating the Rattlers, 49-0. The Demons dominated the entire game offensively and defensively, leaving […]

Rattlers gear up for Friday game


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers (1-1) used the past bye-week to rest and heal from injuries, though the recent rainfall hurt them by limiting their practice time in preparation to play the Dexter Demons (2-1) on Friday. “The time off gave some of our players the time they needed to get […]

Logan Longhorns 42, Carrizozo Grizzlies 56

The Logan Longhorns evened up their football  season Friday with a loss to the Carrizozo Grizzlies.  Final score, 56-42. “Our guys played tough,” Kene Terry, Logan’s football coach, said, “but we made some mistakes.” Carrizozo, he said, fielded a “good team.” The Longhorns are now 1-1.  Last week they defeated the Tatum Coyotes 48-7.   […]

Rattlers win first home game 26-14 against NMMI’s Colts


Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers overcame a slow first half and capitalized on second-half errors to run away with a 26-14 victory over the (0-2) New Mexico Military Institute’s Colts Friday night at Rattler Stadium. The Rattlers are now 1-1. “These boys showed character by the way they kept playing,” said Wayne […]

San Jon/Grady Coyotes 18; Hondo Eagles 58

The San Jon/Grady Coyotes lost their second consecutive game Friday to the Hondo Eagles.  The score, 58-18. San Jon/Grady coach Bobby Gomez said the Coyotes came back after a scoreless first half  to put 18 points in their column.  The Eagles scored 36 points in the first half and 22 in the second, Gomez said.

Cross country schedule


The Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers Cross Country Schedule: • Thursday — at Lovington, 3 p.m. • Sept. 14 — at ATC Invite Santa Fe, 9 a.m. • Sept. 27 — at Bobcat Invite Hagerman, 3 p.m. • Oct. 5 — at Mesalands Fun Run Tucumcari, 9 a.m. • Oct. 12 — at NMMI Invite […]