State class 1A basketball champs get warm welcome home

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Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer Days after winning the Class 1A state basketball title the Logan Longhorns have had time to reflect on a coaching recognition, a win to remember and a dream fulfilled. “I was very fortunate to step into this program,” said Longhorns head coach Arnold Peralez. “Coach Billy Burns had everything in […]

THS junior claims state wrestling title

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari High School wrestling team ended the season with a state champion, five state placers and a fourth-place finish overall. Out of a dozen Rattlers who qualified, six placed and junior Augustine Sandoval won the Class A-AAA state championship in the 145 pound weight class. “This has been the most stress-free season […]

Mesalands men finish second in national rankings

Kimberly Hanna By Kimberly Hanna Special to the Quay County Sun After claiming the Grand Canyon Regional Championship title, the Mesalands Community College men’s rodeo team has ended the season ranked second in the nation. The team finishes this season with eight team members qualifying for the College National Finals Rodeo. “Mesalands will have more […]

Mesalands men clinch rodeo regional title

Kimberly Hanna For the first time in the program’s history, the Mesalands Community College men’s rodeo team clinched the Grand Canyon Regional Championship title in Las Cruces April 29-30. The men’s team finished the season with a total of 6,841.5 points, ending New Mexico State University’s 8-year winning streak. “Normally we have one or two […]

Press release: Interim committees now broadcast live

State lawmakers are in Santa Fe right now, discussing behavioral-health services. A live, streaming audio feed of interim legislative committees is now available online at http://www.nmlegis.gov

Tucumcari fighter retains title

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s Abel Cullum, 21, successfully defended his King of the Cage flyweight world championship on Aug. 1 against Richard Montano at Mescalero. “It felt great to get the win,” Cullum said. “I never want to lose, but this was a very pivotal fight in my career.”Cullum (16-3-0) said he […]

Rattlers win track title

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Cullum to fight for bantamweight title

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari mixed-martial artist will have his shot at a King of the Cage title in April. Abel Cullum, 20, will fight for the KOC bantamweight championship at Albuquerque. Cullum won his 16th fight Feb. 9 at the Mixed Martial Arts King of the Cage ‘Warlords’ event at the […]

Rattlers hopeful going into 2A playoffs

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers will meet the Lordsburg Mavericks today in the first round of the 2007 AA State Tournament. The Rattlers seniors are determined to bring home a state title. The Rattlers have not advanced beyond the first round in the last four years. “We got the route we […]

Extreme fighting returning to Tucumcari

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Blood War is the title of the Desert Extreme mixed martial arts event coming early next month in which several local fighters will return to the steel cage to test their skills and entertain the crowd. “I’ve told the guys that being an exciting fighter is important if you […]