Mesalands Rodeo Team gets off to strong start for season

By QCS Staff Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team started off the spring rodeo season strong last weekend in Fort Huachuca, Ariz. Cochise Community College hosted MCC’s first rodeo of the spring season in Grand Canyon Region. “This rodeo was really important for us to do well at. Last semester we had built some momentum and […]

Mesalands freshman dominates at high school/college rodeo challenge

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Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College bull rider Dominic Coche dominated at the High School/College Rodeo Challenge in Farmington Friday and Saturday. Coche, a freshman at Mesalands, won the first round in the bull riding with a rodeo high score of 84 points. In the second round Coche once again claimed first place with […]

Mesalands is building its rodea team and potential

Special to the QCS Competing in the first college rodeo of the year, the Mesalands Community College Rodeo team fared well at the Cochise College Rodeo in Douglas, Ariz. The team was represented by 20 contestants in the Grand Canyon Regional Rodeo. The Mesalands men’s team placed fourth overall in the team standings behind strong […]

Rattlers golf team results

By QCS Staff Tucumcari High School’s golf team placed 15th after the second round of the Leroy Gooch High School Golf Tournament at Ruidoso. Second round individual scores Stephen Smith 88 Qasim Badshah 96 Justin Alvarez 87 Nathan Andrada 100 Johnny Barreras 94 There was more than a two-hour delay due to frost and playing […]

Mesalands ropers take 4th

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By QCS Staff Mesalands Community College Team Ropers, Colt Vernon and Cody O’Donnel finished the long round in fifth place and then improved their placing by taking fourth place in the short round and fourth place in the average. Besides a cash prize they added 80 points each to their personal scores and 160 to […]

She spells way to D.C.

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Christina Benitscheck survived a pentathlon, a howitzer and even a sayonara — but she never said goodbye. By spelling those words, and 30 others, correctly, she punched her ticket to Washington, D.C., as the winner of Saturday’s regional spelling bee, sponsored by Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. Christina, […]

Baskett catches on with Vikings

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Hank Baskett III watched and waited for 14 hours over two days as 255 players were picked in the National Football League draft. His name was not one of them. Although Baskett, a wide receiver from the University of New Mexico, did not get selected in pro football’s […]

Vernon finishes strong at rodeo

Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College team roper Colt Vernon continued his string of productive National Intercollegiate Rodeo events by finishing the long round in a tie for 6th place, and taking 3rd place in the short round at Stephenville, Texas last weekend. At the end of the roping Vernon had secured fourth place […]

10/22 Senior citizen menus

Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Beef round steak, au gratin potatoes, salad, dressing, broccoli, apricots, roll, margarine, milk. Tuesday: Chalupa, salsa, lettuce, tomato, onion, Spanish rice, chocolate chip cookie, milk. Wednesday: Beef brisket, potato salad, baked beans, biscuit, margarine, blueberry muffin, milk. Thursday: Chicken roll-up, Oriental blend vegetables, whole kernel corn, whole wheat roll, margarine, lemon pudding, topping, […]

Rattlers go to state

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School baseball team (13-7) faces the Tularosa Wildcats (16-5) at 1 p.m. Monday in the first round of the state tournament at La Cueva High School in Albuquerque. The two teams have a couple of shared opponents in Estancia and Lordsburg. The Rattlers lost to Lordsburg […]