Logan rolls over house

By Ryan Lengerich The House Cowboys had never beaten rival Logan entering Saturday afternoons district showdown — and nothing changed. The Logan Longhorns overpowered House 64-16 on a blustery afternoon at House. The mercy rule was enacted late in the fourth quarter. “The couldn’t stop our power offense,” said Logan head coach Billy Burns. “We […]

Vandalism surges in city

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By Ryan Lengerich On an evening in Tucumcari, pedestrians might notice the neon lights. But recently, on any afternoon a person would be more likely to notice broken windows. A recent vandalism string of busted windows at local businesses and shattered vehicle glass has left police frustrated and businesses feeling helpless. Three separate reports were […]

Scared into loving the air show

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By Ryan Lengerich As I sat shotgun in air show pilot Greg Peterson’s Extra 300L Wednesday morning I wasn’t scared of the ride. I really wasn’t. I was scared that I may not receive a 23rd birthday present from my mom this month when she found out what I was doing. Maybe I should have […]

Wolves’ pound Rattlers

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By Ryan Lengerich Texico head coach Mike Prokop called a timeout with 7:04 remaining in the third quarter to settle his team down. A strange move, considering his team held a 34-0 lead at the time. “I wanted to calm our kids down and tell them to play our game, don’t play someone else’s,” Prokop […]

Rattlers regroup after defeat

By Ryan Lengerich The Rattlers aren’t getting any healthier. Entering last Friday’s game against the New Mexico Military Institute, senior running back Rob McClelland was out with a knee problem, starting sophomore quarterback Chris McCasland spent the night fighting a weak ankle and senior lineman Joe Sisneros missed practice during the week with a virus. […]

Night show gets mixed reviews

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By Ryan Lengerich Low visibility and strong winds tortured the pilots Tuesday night at Tucumcari’s first night air show. One of the nights featured performers, hang glider Dan Buchanan never left the garage due to high winds. Spectators had mixed reviews about the show. “It was kind of a cool show, we just could have […]

Rattlers suffer season’s first loss

QCS Reports The Tucumcari Rattlers were dominated Friday night in a 49-14 loss to the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. The Rattlers (4-1) scored first against the Colts (5-0) on a 1-yard touchdown run by Sophomore Eric Holt with 8:14 remaining in the first quarter. Senior AJ Molinas added the extra point. That was […]

Americans have mixed view on First Amendment

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for redress of grievances.” First Amendment, U.S. Constitution The First Amendment, which guarantees such rights […]

First night show to say ‘thanks’

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By Ryan Lengerich Tune in your radio and look to the sky. For the first time, the Rotary Club will present an night show at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Tucumcari Convention Center. But most the action can be seen anywhere in the city, said show organizer Bob McClelland Jr. Radio station KTNM 1400 AM […]

Penalties doom Mesalands in season’s first rodeo

QCS Reports A field of more than 500 contestants from the region competed at the fall intercollegiate rodeo opener in Portales last weekend. Among them were 38 members of the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team. “We had what I call ‘the first rodeo jitters’ that cost us in this first event,” coach Danny Garcia said. […]