Longhorns advance to District 3 1A title game

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Thomas Garcia The Logan Longhorns capitalize on free throw opportunities to beat the Melrose Buffaloes 54-40 Wednesday night at Logan. The Longhorns made 17-of-21 free throws in the final period to advance to the boys District 3-1A tournament championship game. “We are going to get back in the gym and get ready for Fort Sumner […]

Rattlers edge Lions

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By Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer A last-second turnover by the Santa Rosa Lions clinched a 45-42 win for the Tucumcari Rattlers Tuesday night at the Snake Pit. With less than 10 seconds left in the District 4-2A tournament boys game, Lions forward Jason Sanchez saw Robert Zamora alone at the 3-point line. Zamora had […]

Super Bowl ads not so ‘super’

Well, the Super Bowl is over and professional football has left us once again until September. The Super Bowl is the pinnacle of achievements for the 32 teams in the National Football League. Its history is rich, its atmosphere is electric, and its finishes are often ones for the history books. I am a fan […]

Younger Rattlers step up in 65-33 victory

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Thomas Garcia With a tuneup game against Class 1A Melrose before a district showdown against Clayton, a banged-up Tucumcari Rattlers squad had its younger players take center stage in a 65-33 victory Tuesday night over Melrose. Mark Preciado, D’Ontee Sandoval and Marcus Chavez each had 11 for the Rattlers (10-8), who went without starters Travis […]

Fans showed poor sportsmanship

A friend of mine sat down with me for a few minutes to discuss the need to remind people about sportsmanship. At the time we were both enjoying a high school basketball game in which both teams are a local favorites. While there were a few outburst at this game, the fans were good spirited […]

Fishing report — Nov. 30

This fishing report is provided by the Department of Game and Fish.

Fishing report —

This fishing report is provided by the Department of Game and Fish. East-Central, including the Pecos River Coyote Creek — The flow is 1.5 cfs. No report. Pecos River — The flow is 34 cfs. The river is continues to fish well. The water is very clear, so go to long leaders, fine tippets and […]

Lady Rattlers basketball season starts Saturday

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QCS Staff The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers will start their basketball season at 3 p.m., Saturday against the Bosque Lady Bobcats. Lady Rattlers head coach Gary Hittson said the team is not sure what to expect from the Lady Bobcats, who won 38-35 Wednesday night against Santa Fe Prep. “We will just have to get up […]

Baseball playoffs sure to be exciting

Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don’t care if I never get back. Let me root, root, root for the home team, If they don’t win it’s a shame. For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out, at the old […]

Longhorns lose 52-26 to the Mustangs

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Thomas Garcia The Logan Longhorns were overpowered by the unbeaten Mountainair Mustangs 52-26 in their homecoming game on Friday night. The Mustangs’ defense made two goal line stands against the 0-5 Longhorns in the final period. Senior running back Tanner Sorrels was stopped inches from the pylon and quarterback Hayes Frost was tackled at the […]