Mesalands qualifies 7 for College National Finals Rodeo

QCS Staff Seven members of the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team have qualified to compete in the 2014 College National Finals Rodeo by delivering strong performances at their final rodeo of the season April 26-27 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Mesalands brought home three championship titles and qualified enough student athletes to […]

Local students medal at state meet

QCS Staff   Area high schools’ boys and girls track teams made a strong showing May 9-10  at the A-AA State Track and Field event,  bringing three gold, six sliver  and four bronze medals home to Quay County. Individuals and teams from House, Logan, San Jon and Tucumcari, boys and girls, competed in the state […]

Rattlers & Longhorns start state baseball tournament play

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Tucumcari Rattlers Saul Moriel moves in front of the bunted ball to field it and make the throw to first base during practice.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The (7-8) (4-5) Logan Longhorns and (13-9) (4-5) Tucumcari Rattlers are scheduled to play today in the first round of the 1A and 2A state baseball tournament. Both teams will be facing tougher opponents that either has seen during the regular season. The eighth-seed Longhorns jump right into heavy-duty competition […]

Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team splits wins with Lions

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Santa Rosa Lions’ second baseman tries to stop the ball with his knee to keep Tucumcari Rattlers Gabriel Molinas from advancing to third base on the errant throw.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer It was a tale of fifth innings as the (12-8) (3-4) Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team split a district doubleheader with the (13-7) (3-3) Santa Rosa Lions Thursday at Tucumcari. The first game ended in the fifth as the Lions overran the Rattlers with a 12-0 lead. In the second game, […]

Rattlers win double-header against Clayton

Tucumcari Rattlers’pitcher Javier Villanueva advanced from the mound to catch the pop fly for the final out at the top of the third inning during Saturday’s district game against Clayton.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team opened district play this weekend winning a double header over the visiting Clayton Yellowjackets, leaving the Rattlers 2-0 in district play and 10-4 for the season. “We need to continue playing as a team and concentrate on limiting our errors on defense,” said Javier Villanueva, […]

Lady Rattlers qualify in four events at home meet

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Lady Rattlers Kinley Jaynes placed sixth in the 100-meter hurdles event Saturday during the Rattlers Relays.

QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers girls’ track team qualified for state competition in four events on Saturday during the annual Rattler Relays track meet at Rattler Stadium. The Lady Rattlers 400-meter relay team qualified for state competition with a time of 53.52. In field events, two Lady Rattlers had state qualifying throws in the discus. […]

Lady Longhorns fall in state 1A semi-finals 54-46

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Logan Longhorn's Shana Sorrels puts up a lay-up in the first quarter of the Longhorns NMAA state championship semifinal against the Tatum Coyotes Thursday evening at the Bernalillo high school gym in Bernalillo.

QCS Staff   Logan’s fifth-seed Lady Longhorns fell 54-46 to the first-seed Tatum Lady Coyotes Thursday night in the semifinals of the 1A state basketball tournament at Albuquerque. In the final period the Lady Longhorns had no choice but to foul as they tried to close what was a five-point deficit at the beginning of […]

Tucumcari man to be honored for sideline dedication

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer When you ask around Tucumcari about what their first thoughts are of Norman “Smitty” Smith you would not be surprised to hear them answer first, “haircut” or “straight razor shave.” Smith has become a staple of Tucumcari’s nostalgic lore. He operated his barbershop on the corner of South First […]

Lady Longhorns advance to second round of 1A state basketball tournament in Albuquerue

Emily Collins lead the Lady Longhorns on offense against the Lady Mustangs with 23 points, (10, 3-4). The Lady Longhorns will play the Lady Steers at 8:15 p.m., Tuesday at Bernalillo High School in Albuquerque.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   The defending 1A state champion Logan Lady Longhorns handily defeated the Mountainair Lady Mustangs 83-33 Friday night, and now move on to the next round of the state basketball tournament in Albuquerque. “We are the defending state champions and we know there is a target on our backs,” said […]

Longhorns lose a heartbreaker in first round of 1A state basketball tournament

Longhorns' Dennis Earle and Wesley Gudgell guard  Seth Wateuma during Saturday's 60-58 loss to the visiting Warriors.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   The Logan Longhorns’ state tournament run ended with a heartbreaking 60-58 loss to the To’hajiilee Warriors Saturday at Logan. “I am very proud of how the guys played,” said Rafel Roybal, Longhorns’ head coach. Roybal said it may seem cliche but the idiom, “you win some, you lose some,” […]