Lady Longhorns fall at quarterfinals

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QCS staff The Logan Lady Longhorns fell 57-49 to the Tatum Coyotes Tuesday at the state 1A basketball quarterfinals in Albuquerque. “I am real proud of the girls and can’t wait till next year,” said Lady Longhorns head coach Clair Rachor. The Lady Coyotes’ aggressive rebounding throughout the second and third period kept the Lady […]

Vixens turn back Lady Longhorns

CMI staff FORT SUMNER — Senior guard G. A. Tucker scored 16 points and added six rebounds, five steals and three blocks Tuesday night as Fort Sumner beat Logan 48-38 in the District 8-1A girls tournament. Tucker tied the score 26-26 with a basket midway through the third quarter, then gave the Vixens (18-9) the […]

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 […]

Lady Rattlers fall in three sets

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Thomas Garcia The 3-11 Tucumcari Lady Rattlers lost in three to the 5-7 Robertson Lady Cardinals Tuesday night at Tucumcari. The Lady Cardinals won in three sets, 25-4, 25-14 and 25-16. “This is a much needed win for the girls,” said Lady Cardinals head coach Mary Bustos. Bustos said the team needed the win to […]

Rattlers, Lady Rattlers prep for state

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QCSun staff The Tucumcari Rattlers placed first and second during the district 6 AA track meet and are set to compete Friday and Saturday at state competition in Albuquerque. The Lady Rattlers clinched the district championship with a 148-128 win over the Texico Lady Wolverines. The Rattlers took second in district standings behind the Texico […]

State play heats up for area basketball

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Thomas Garcia The 1A Longhorns, Lady Longhorns and 2A Rattlers will enter the first round of the state basketball tournament as the San Jon Coyotes and Lady Coyotes continue with district 2B play. Both Longhorns teams are on the road this week as they compete in the first round of the 1A state tournament. The […]

Tucumari, Logan stay alive in playoffs

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Thomas Garcia After more than a decade, the Lady Rattlers advanced past the first round of the District 4-2A playoffs by beating their rival Santa Rosa Lady Lions 40-30 Monday night at the Snake Pit. “I am so proud of these girls,” Lady Rattlers head coach Gary Hittson said. “It has been a long time […]

Sports briefs — Feb. 9

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The (11-8, 2-1)Tucumcari Rattlers’ and (6-10, 1-2) Lady Rattlers’ next basketball game will be at 5:30 p.m., Thursday at Floyd. The Rattlers will play at 5:30 p.m., Saturday at Clayton. The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team will compete Saturday in district competition at West Las Vegas. The (11-8, 1-2) Logan Longhorns and (11-9, 0-3) Lady Longhorns […]

Area teams stay sharp with weekend competition

Thomas Garcia On Saturday the Tucumcari Rattlers were swept at home while the Logan Longhorns split wins at Grady. It was a bittersweet homecoming as the (5-6) Lady Rattlers were upset 47-27 and the (8-5) Rattlers fell short 51-46 against the Raton Tigers. “It was an ugly game,” said Rattlers head coach John Span. “They […]

Lady Rattlers hunting district win

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QCSun Staff The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers (6-7) lost in 3 to the Texico Lady Wolverines (16-1) Tuesday night at the Snake Pit. The sets, 25-4, 25-14 and 25-7, were largely controlled by Lady Wolverine hitters. Lady Wolverine Jaylyn Cooper had 10 kills, Delanie Crist had six kills and Jordan Cooper had four kills. The Lady […]