Cowgirls unbeaten in district

QCS Reports The Cowgirls control their own destiny. The House volleyball team improved their district record to 4-0 Thursday night with a three game home win against district rival San Jon 25-15, 25-21, 25-22. It was the second time the Cowgirls defeated the Coyotes this season and the win puts them in the drivers seat […]

Cowboy’s might reach team’s first postseason

By Ryan Lengeric House first year head coach Justin Foust talked with his team for more than an hour in the locker room after 64-16 loss to district Rival Logan Oct. 11. They talked about what they needed to do to win games and the realistic chances that despite the loss, the Cowboys could make […]

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 […]

‘The most important ballgame’

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By Ryan Lengerich For the Tucumcari Rattler football team the season starts Friday. “This is the most important ball game we play since the state championship last year,” said Rattler head coach Dub Smith. The Rattlers (5-2) make the 114 mile journey to Clayton (6-1) Friday for the district opener at 7 p.m. Both teams […]

Rattlers fall to rival

By Angela Peacock Tucumcari Lady Rattlers went into Thursday’s third district game against Santa Rosa knowing communication at the net and on the floor is what it would take for them to earn a victory against their biggest rival. Mental preparation and the will to beat Santa Rosa just wasn’t enough for the Lady Rattlers […]

House survives thriller

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By Ryan Lengerich The House Cowgirls took Logan for a ride Thursday night in a five-game cliff-hanger. The Cowgirls battled back from a two-game deficit to beat the Longhorns in a district game 25-27, 12-25, 25-16, 25-15, 15-13. “That was a great win for us — unbelievable— that was a big red monkey off of […]

Team still smiling

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By Ryan Lengerich As the Rattlers finished sprints Tuesday at practice, the team was tired, but smiling. A far cry from how the despair after a 40-0 blowout loss to Texico at home last Friday. “I just told everybody that everybody loses,” said senior lineman A.J. Molinas. “We just have to come back and play […]

Six-man showdown

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By Ryan Lengerich If there truly is strength in numbers, House could be in trouble this weekend against perennial district powerhouse Logan. The two teams meet in a crucial district matchup 1 p.m. Saturday at House. Logan (3-3) and House (1-3) each have one district win with three district games left to play. Logan blew […]

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. […]

Blocked field goal dooms Logan

QCS Reports The Longhorns lost their second straight game in heartbreaking fashion Friday night in front of their home crowd. Logan (2-3) fell short 35-34 in overtime to Melrose (3-1), the second ranked 6-man team in the state according to the coaches poll. “We just played really well and made a couple of mistakes that […]