Logan loses pair, San Jon splits

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Logan Longhorns, both girls and boys varsity teams, lost to the to the Des Moines Demons Tuesday night. Both teams had foul trouble throughout the first half, even though the scores stayed close. The Lady Longhorns lost to the Lady Demons 54-58. The Lady Demons took advantage of […]

Tucumcari cruises in home meet

QCS Staff The Rattler track teams had no problems Saturday, taking easy victories in the Rattler Relays at Rattler Stadium. The Rattler boys had nine first-place finishes and scored 201.5 points, more than twice the 92 scored by second-place Dimmitt (Texas). Tucumcari had five of the six top finishes in disus, with junior Brian Lopez […]

Rattlers swept at Santa Rosa

QCS Staff If the Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team does indeed have ups and downs like coach Tony Alarcon said, Tuesday was a down for the season. The Rattlers were never in a doubleheader at Santa Rosa on Tuesday, as the host Lions scored seven unearned runs in a 10-0 rout, then beat the Rattlers 12-2 […]

Experience pays off for Logan

By Eric Butler: QCS Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Logan boys basketball coach Billy Burns may have some bad memories about the 2005 Class 1A quarterfinals. Specifically, visions of Animas sinking 3-pointer after 3-pointer occasionally dance through his mind. But the Longhorns provided the same kind of bad medicine to Quemado on Wednesday night. Not with the […]

Huskies knock Rattlers out of tournament

QCS Staff ALBUQUERQUE — Xavier Blount and Zach Spangler scored 16 points each, and top-ranked Hope Christian pulled away in the fourth to hold off eighth-seeded Tucumcari 62-47 in Wednesday’s Class 2A state quarterfinal game at Cibola High School. The Huskies (25-5) face the winner of Wednesday’s other quarterfinal at Cibola between No. 4 Navajo […]

Logan in Grady for the win

By Eric Butler: Freedom correspondent GRADY — Confidence boosters can come in varying ways. The Logan basketball teams may have gotten just such an injection from both winning and losing Thursday night in Grady. The Longhorns boys basketball team stayed undefeated in District 4-1A and tripped up the only team capable of catching them by […]

Rattler bite Demons

By Albert Trujillo On Tuesday the Rattlers made the long trek to Dexter to take on the Demons. Drew White led the Rattlers with 27 points in their 67-54 win over the Demons. Despite the long bus ride, the Rattlers jumped to 20-13 lead at the end of the first period. In the second period […]

Rattlers strike Red Devils

By Albert Trujillo: QCS Tucumcari’s junior Drew White’s 18 points and freshman Aric Trujillo’s 15 points led the Rattlers past the Springer Red Devils on Saturday with a final score of 62-58. The Rattlers started slow being down 20-15 after the first quarter and down 25-33 at the end of the second period. After the […]

Rattlers rake homecoming win against Estancia

The Tucumcari Rattlers culminated their week of basketball with a homecoming win against the Estancia Bears on Friday. Contributing to the final score of 52-41, Nathan McDonald led the Rattlers with 15 points. To kick off the game, the Rattlers started fast scoring 14 unanswered points. Defensively, the Rattlers held the Bears scoreless until 1:53 […]

Lady Rattlers face trio of losses

The Lady Rattlers varsity had a tough week with three losses. They visited Floyd on Jan. 27 to battle in a non-district ball game where the Lady Broncos prevailed with a 51-46 win. Starting out fast, the Lady Rattlers held a 14-2 lead at the end of the first period. In the second period the […]