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 […]

First Ranch Rodeo action highlights Quay County Fair

Stetson Cates and Kiptyn Bidegain run out to the arena Saturday to take part in the calf scramble during the Ranch Rodeo at the Quay County Fair.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Local ranchers displayed their skills Saturday for the first-ever ranch rodeo competition held as part of the Quay County Fair in Tucumcari. “I thought we had a great crowd, some have told me it is the biggest crowd they have seen at the rodeo arena in a long time,” […]

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

Courtesy Photo: Joshua Lucero. 
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 […]