Young Rattler team’s success sparking hope for future

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   The Tucumcari Rattlers junior varsity team is 3-0 with victories over Texico, Clayton and Santa Rosa’s junior varsity teams. “These young men are playing with a lot of heart,” said Bryan Dunlap, Rattlers JV coach. On Saturday, the JVs beat the Santa Rosa Lions 22-16.  On Sept. 4 they […]

Logan wins second tournament in two weeks, third in their sights

During the Lady Rattlers Volleyball tournament on Sept. 5, Lady Longhorn’s Kaylee Foote moves to block the hit from Lady Panther’s Jeanie Montoya.  Other Lady Longhorns move to anticipate a block or a pass. Coach Robert Young said the Lady Longhorns footwork on defense has been improving.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   The (7-1) Logan Lady Longhorns will roll into the Cimmaron tournament Friday and Saturday with a record of two first place finishes in tournament play in the past two weeks. The Lady Longhorns beat the host Vixens Saturday in five sets (25-23,16-25,25-23,13-25,15-10) in the championship match of the Fort […]

Tucumcari searching for first win against Estancia Bears

Rattler head coach Wayne Ferguson (left) and receivers coach John Span give players advice during a scrimmage.

  Thomas Garcia QCS staff   The Logan Longhorns look for a third win this weekend while the San Jon Coyotes and Tucumcari Rattlers look to right the ship after weekend losses.   8-man The (2-0) Longhorns will go into Friday’s game against the (1-1) Dora Coyotes with a lot of momentum from their 55-30 […]

Lady Longhorns triumph in Rattler volleyball tourney

Shana Sorrels blocks  a Lady Panthers’ hit Friday during the tournament. The Lady Longhorns won the Rattlers volleyball tournament on Saturday.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Logan Lady Longhorns won the Tucumcari Rattlers volleyball tournament Saturday, sweeping the Santa Rosa Lady Lions in three sets at the Snake Pit. “I was very pleased with their effort,” said Robert Young, Lady Longhorns head coach. Young said his team gained a lot from the tournament especially in […]

Rattlers fall, Logan and San Jon host blowout openers

The Vaughn Eagles’ Esequiel Lucero prepares to be grounded by the Grady-San Jon Coyotes’ Adrian Lunsford.  The Eagles’ Larance Salazar (34) looks on, while the Coyotes’ Nico Sanchez moves in to help with the tackle.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari, Logan and San Jon high school football teams will all be on the road in the second week of the fall high school football season. The Longhorns and Coyotes won with blowouts at home, and the Rattlers lost a close one on the road to start off the fall […]

Logan passes its way to big victory over Tatum Coyotes

Longhorn quarterback Wyatt Strand is ranked second in the nation in total yards among 8-man quarterbacks, according to MaxPreps.com. Strand views the accolade more as a distraction than an honor as he and the Longhorns prepare to play Foothill Friday for the district  hampionship.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   The Longhorn’s potent passing offense was too much for the Tatum Coyotes’ young secondary as Logan won Friday’s home opener 54-16. “I am pleased with how the guys performed tonight, though I think we can more plays out of our offense,” said Kene Terry, Longhorn’s head coach. Terry said […]

Rattlers fall to Escalante in season opener

QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers lost their first football game of the season to the Escalante High Lobos in a contest held at Tierra Amarillo, north of Santa Fe.  The score was 34-28. The Rattlers and Lobos traded scores all through the game, but with 5:38 left in the game, the Lobos intercepted a pass and ran […]

Quay County high schools begin fall season

Tucumcari High Rattler defenders tackle a Robertson Cardinals running back for a short gain during Thursday’s scrimmage at Rattlers’ Stadium.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Area high school sports teams begin their seasons this holiday weekend, some on the road and some hosting home openers. Six-Man The Grady-San Jon Coyotes will kick off the football season for Quay County high schools with a home game at 4 p.m., Thursday against the Vaughn Eagles. “The […]

First Ranch Rodeo action highlights Quay County Fair

Stetson Cates and Kiptyn Bidegain run out to the arena Saturday to take part in the calf scramble during the Ranch Rodeo at the Quay County Fair.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Local ranchers displayed their skills Saturday for the first-ever ranch rodeo competition held as part of the Quay County Fair in Tucumcari. “I thought we had a great crowd, some have told me it is the biggest crowd they have seen at the rodeo arena in a long time,” […]

Mesalands qualifies 7 for College National Finals Rodeo

QCS Staff Seven members of the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team have qualified to compete in the 2014 College National Finals Rodeo by delivering strong performances at their final rodeo of the season April 26-27 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Mesalands brought home three championship titles and qualified enough student athletes to […]