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 [...]

Penalties doom Mesalands in season’s first rodeo

QCS Reports A field of more than 500 contestants from the region competed at the fall intercollegiate rodeo opener in Portales last weekend. Among them were 38 members of the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team. “We had what I call ‘the first rodeo jitters’ that cost us in this first event,” coach Danny Garcia said. [...]

Longhorns’ lack experience, not confidence

By Ryan Lengerich The Logan football team is young, but don’t tell head coach Billy Burns his squad is rebuilding. “What I think it is for the younger guys is an experience year, for the older guys this is all they got — this is it,” Burns said. The Longhorns (2-2) take on Melrose at [...]

Wounded Rattlers battle NMMI

By Ryan Lengerich The Rattlers will face the team that could be the best they play all year — and they will do it shorthanded. Junior starting quarterback Chris McCasland and senior running back Rob McClelland are both questionable for Friday night’s game. The Rattlers (4-0) meet Class 3A New Mexico Military Institute (4-0) at [...]

Rattlers to play season’s first road game

By Ryan Lengerich For the Rattlers, Friday’s opponent nearly upset the No. 1 ranked Class 3A team in the state last week. But they didn’t — and remain without a win this season. The Rattlers (3-0) will face the Raton Tigers (0-3) at 7 p.m. Friday in the team’s first road test of the 2003 [...]

Garcia born to rope and ride

By Angela Peacock At an age when most boys were riding stick horses, Dathan Garcia went for the real thing. Dathan, 15, is a third-generation award-winning rodeo competitor who began competing at age 2, after his father Danny entered him into a team roping competition. Danny used his horse to guide his infant son, who [...]

House led by experience, setters

By Ryan Lengerich Experience will be the key to success for the 2003 House Cowgirls volleyball team. Head coach Jason Lee loses only one starter from a team that finished third in the district last year. House will be counting on three seniors and two freshman to lead the way this season. Three seniors return [...]

San Jon finds strength in height

By Ryan Lengerich San Jon opened the 2003 volleyball season with a 3-1 victory against Dora High School, a team head coach Clair Rachor said he doesn’t remember ever defeating. The Lady Coyotes are coming off a rebuilding year and return all but one player, Gwen Martinez. San Jon also returns three all-district performer in [...]