Rodeo athletes poised to qualify for nationals

Edmiles Harvey of Tsalini Springs, at the 7th Annual Mesalands Community
College Grand Canyon Region Fall Intercollegiate Rodeo. Harvey cinched his
second consecutive championship title in bareback for Mesalands with this
ride during the championship rounds of the college’s fall rodeo in Tucumcari.
Harvey recently secured his ticket to the 2015 CNFR in bareback riding with his
performance at the Navajo Technical College rodeo in Window Rock, Arizona.
He is currently second in the region.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Mesalands Community College will be hosting its first intercollegiate Spring Rodeo for the Grand Canyon Region and a Ranch Rodeo this weekend at the Quay County Rodeo Arena in Tucumcari. “This will be the largest weekend of rodeo and western activities in the city of Tucumcari, in recent history, […]

Clayton boys, Logan girls take invitational

QCS Photo: Steve Hansen
Logan’s Wesley Gudgell clears the bar in high jump Friday at the Logan Invitational track meet.

Staff report Athletes from 13 schools, including all four Quay County high schools, converged on Logan High School’s stadium for the Logan Invitational track meet on Friday. Among the boys, Tucumcari Rattler Marcus Chavez  scored 14 points to lead the meet in total points.  Logan Longhorn Mike Estrada scored second with 7 points. Logan scored […]

Rattlers go 2-1 over weekend

Staff report The Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team has scored two wins and a loss in games Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Rattlers won a home game Thursday against Wingate 15-0. On Friday, the Raattlers won against Laguna Acoma Hawks 9-4 as part of the Pecos Invite at Pecos. On Saturday, the Rattlers lost 19-2 against […]

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 […]