Local football teams prepare for fourth week of season

Tucumcari Rattlers Saul Moriel extends to catch the pass for the first down during Friday’s game against the Estancia Bears.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer     The Logan Longhorns and San Jon Coyotes are looking for another win while the Tucumcari Rattlers search for their first victory going into the fourth week of the high school fall football season. 11-man The (0-3) Rattlers are not making any excuses for Friday night’s 41-0 loss to […]

Longhorns and Coyotes win, Rattlers still seeking first ‘W

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By Thomas Garcia and Derek Major CMI Staff The (0-3) Tucumcari Rattlers’ 41-0 loss to the potent and aggressive offense of the (2-0) Estancia Bears Friday night at Tucumcari. “We need to play with heart, play the whole game through and not buckle in the face of adversity,” said Wayne Ferguson, Rattlers head coach. Ferguson […]

Young Rattler team’s success sparking hope for future

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   The Tucumcari Rattlers junior varsity team is 3-0 with victories over Texico, Clayton and Santa Rosa’s junior varsity teams. “These young men are playing with a lot of heart,” said Bryan Dunlap, Rattlers JV coach. On Saturday, the JVs beat the Santa Rosa Lions 22-16.  On Sept. 4 they […]

Logan wins second tournament in two weeks, third in their sights

During the Lady Rattlers Volleyball tournament on Sept. 5, Lady Longhorn’s Kaylee Foote moves to block the hit from Lady Panther’s Jeanie Montoya.  Other Lady Longhorns move to anticipate a block or a pass. Coach Robert Young said the Lady Longhorns footwork on defense has been improving.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   The (7-1) Logan Lady Longhorns will roll into the Cimmaron tournament Friday and Saturday with a record of two first place finishes in tournament play in the past two weeks. The Lady Longhorns beat the host Vixens Saturday in five sets (25-23,16-25,25-23,13-25,15-10) in the championship match of the Fort […]

Tucumcari searching for first win against Estancia Bears

Rattler head coach Wayne Ferguson (left) and receivers coach John Span give players advice during a scrimmage.

  Thomas Garcia QCS staff   The Logan Longhorns look for a third win this weekend while the San Jon Coyotes and Tucumcari Rattlers look to right the ship after weekend losses.   8-man The (2-0) Longhorns will go into Friday’s game against the (1-1) Dora Coyotes with a lot of momentum from their 55-30 […]

Lady Longhorns triumph in Rattler volleyball tourney

Shana Sorrels blocks  a Lady Panthers’ hit Friday during the tournament. The Lady Longhorns won the Rattlers volleyball tournament on Saturday.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Logan Lady Longhorns won the Tucumcari Rattlers volleyball tournament Saturday, sweeping the Santa Rosa Lady Lions in three sets at the Snake Pit. “I was very pleased with their effort,” said Robert Young, Lady Longhorns head coach. Young said his team gained a lot from the tournament especially in […]

Rattlers fall, Logan and San Jon host blowout openers

The Vaughn Eagles’ Esequiel Lucero prepares to be grounded by the Grady-San Jon Coyotes’ Adrian Lunsford.  The Eagles’ Larance Salazar (34) looks on, while the Coyotes’ Nico Sanchez moves in to help with the tackle.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari, Logan and San Jon high school football teams will all be on the road in the second week of the fall high school football season. The Longhorns and Coyotes won with blowouts at home, and the Rattlers lost a close one on the road to start off the fall […]

Logan passes its way to big victory over Tatum Coyotes

Longhorns’ quarter back Wyatt Strand tucks the football and runs 29-yards for the first touchdown in Friday’s 54-16 win over Tatum.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   The Longhorn’s potent passing offense was too much for the Tatum Coyotes’ young secondary as Logan won Friday’s home opener 54-16. “I am pleased with how the guys performed tonight, though I think we can more plays out of our offense,” said Kene Terry, Longhorn’s head coach. Terry said […]

Rattlers fall to Escalante in season opener

QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers lost their first football game of the season to the Escalante High Lobos in a contest held at Tierra Amarillo, north of Santa Fe.  The score was 34-28. The Rattlers and Lobos traded scores all through the game, but with 5:38 left in the game, the Lobos intercepted a pass and ran […]

Quay County high schools begin fall season

Tucumcari High Rattler defenders tackle a Robertson Cardinals running back for a short gain during Thursday’s scrimmage at Rattlers’ Stadium.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Area high school sports teams begin their seasons this holiday weekend, some on the road and some hosting home openers. Six-Man The Grady-San Jon Coyotes will kick off the football season for Quay County high schools with a home game at 4 p.m., Thursday against the Vaughn Eagles. “The […]