Tucumcari, Logan start season under new head coaches

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By Thomas Garcia QCS staff writer The Tucumcari Rattlers and Logan Longhorns start their season Friday night at home under the direction of new head coaches. Wayne Ferguson will handle the reigns this season as the Rattlers head coach. Ferguson starts the season short a quarterback and running back facing off against the 3A Hatch […]

How to run a great youth sports practice

Jack Perconte Parents often have unrealistic expectations of youth sport coaches. After all, most youth sport coaches are volunteer coaches who are only coaching because their sons or daughters are playing the sport. However, this should not provide an excuse for volunteer coaches to lack, enthusiasm, preparation and at least some measure of expertise. An […]

Rattlers, Longhorns look for football coaches

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers and Logan Longhorns are in the process of hiring new football coaches for their 2011 seasons. Rattlers head coach Daniel Hutchins submitted his resignation and is taking the head football coaching position for Eunice. “I have nothing against the Rattlers and wish them success,” Hutchins said. Hutchins said he had […]

Logan inducts two into hall of fame

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By Robert Ciolli: Quay County Sun Two athletes were inducted into the Longhorn Hall of Fame and Logan Schools’ athletes and coaches were recognized Tuesday night for their contributions at the Logan Booster Club’s Longhorn Sports Banquet. “Tonight we get together to honor our athletes and coaches, and recognize their achievements and hard work over […]

Dunlap honored, All State and North teams, New golf coach

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Coach Dunlap honored Tucumcari Rattlers coach Bryan Dunlap was honored at the New Mexico Track and Cross Country Coaches Association’s clinic on Jan. 11 in Albuquerque. Dunlap, who is Tucucmari’s assistant track team coach, was awarded the 2007 2A Assistant Coach of the Year award. Dunlap coaches Rattlers discus, […]

Local skiier going for three

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Special to the QCS Kathryn Bowen, a two-year junior olympian, just returned from the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The top ski racing athletes from the Junior Olympics were invited to live and train at the center for three days. These athletes are part of the developmental program that leads to the Olympic […]

Football team honored

BY QCS Staff QCS Staff On Monday, the parents the Tucumcari Middle School Football Team honored them for their 7-0 season at the Tucumcari Elementary School Cafeteria. Master of Ceremony was James McElroy. He welcomed all the players, friends, and family members to the banquet. After the players and managers were introduced they were given […]

Rattler aims for Division I football

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun When Brian Lopez grows up, he wants to become a doctor. While Brian Lopez is growing up, he wants to be a Division I college football player. This summer will give the Tucumcari High School junior a chance to see if he can get a chance to do both. […]

Rattler all-stars compete

The Class A-AA North-South all-star football players faced off recently with four players from Tucumcari High School starting for the North team. The South team, however, defeated the North team 23-0 at Western New Mexico University stadium in Silver City. Rattler Coach Dub Smith said the all-star coaches were pleased with the effort of A.J. […]

Lady Rattler coaches hold basketball camps

TV Hagenah The Coaching staff of the Lady Rattler basketball squad will be holding their Lady Rattler “Nothing but Net” Basketball Camp June 14-18, and according to Lady Rattler head coach Alicia Trujillo, she is looking forward to a good week of basketball during the middle of June. Trujillo said she and fellow Lady Rattler […]