Area football teams set for home field action

Rattlers swarm and tackle Lobos wide receiver Diego Aguilar for a loss of yardage during Friday
night’s game against Escalante. Head Coach Wayne Ferguson said the Rattlers will need to continue
the physical play in their upcoming game against Texcio on Friday at Rattler Stadium.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A battle in the trenches is what the Tucumcari Rattlers football team is expecting Friday when it hosts the 1-0 Texico Wolverines. The 0-1 Rattlers had some technical issues with their newly installed stadium lights during Friday night’s 18-0 loss to the Escalante Lobos that resulted in the game […]

Lady Rattlers set to host volleyball tournament

Staff Report The (1-1) Tucumcari Lady Rattlers will host the Rattler Invite volleyball tournament on Friday and Saturday at the  Snake Pit. There are a lot of good teams competing in the tournament that will help the Lady Rattlers to develop as they work toward winning a district championship, said Lawrence Sena, Lady Rattler head […]

Lady Rattlers cross country places 1, 2 at Roswell

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers varsity and junior varsity cross country teams placed first and second Saturday in first competition of the year at Roswell. Roswell was a tough event that had a course with a variety of surfaces the team had to run, said Kaycee Lease, who placed second […]

Rattlers season opener ends at half due to lighting issues

Rattler Santiago Alires lead blocks for running back Daniel Lopez for a 40-yard rush during Friday night's 18-0 loss to Escalante.

Staff Report The Tucumcari Rattlers “played lights out” — literally — on Friday in their home opener against the Escalante Lobos at Tucumcari. An issue with the new stadium lights at Rattler Stadium ended the 0-1 Rattlers’ football season opener with Tucumcari trailing 18-0 at halftime. “Some things are simply out of our control,” said […]

Area football teams set for new season

Rattler receiver Clay Carter extends to catch the football after getting past the defenders during practice
at Rattler Stadium. The Rattlers, Longhorns and Coyotes start their seasons on Friday.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers will start the 2015-2016 season hosting the defending 2A state champion Escalante Lobos Friday night at RattlerStadium. The Lobos are as good if not better than they were last year when they won the state championship at 12-0, said Wayne Ferguson, Rattler’s head coach. Ferguson said […]

Mesalands rodeo team has strong run at finals

Special to QCS Six Mesalands Community College Rodeo team members competed June 14-20 at the 2015 College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming. Sophomore Betty Pack of Aztec, competed in her third college finals rodeo in breakaway roping. She recorded a time of 2.4 seconds on her first calf, which placed her sixth in the […]

Logan graduate set to join USW track

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Logan High School graduate Larramy Roberts signed a letter of intent accepting a scholarship to attend the University of the Southwest in Hobbs and compete for the Mustangs’ cross country and track teams. “Since the first time I stepped onto a track I knew I wanted to compete at the […]

Quay County Little League All-Stars win district title

Quay County All-Star Bryce Merrill nears second
base and watches for the go ahead signal during
Thursday’s District 3 Championship game in
Tucumcari.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Quay County All-Stars 9-10 year-old Little League baseball team (3-0) will be playing in the state sectionals on July 17-19 at Bayard. “The kids are very excited to play at sectionals its a big accomplishment for them to be there,” said Ricky Ragland, team manager. The Quay All-Stars advanced […]

Area track teams bring home gold

Longhorn Mike Estrada clears the pole vault bar while competing on March 27 at the Logan track meet. Estrada won the 2A state pole vault title Friday competing
in the state track and field tournament at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Area high school track teams turned in great performances, including a boys teams state championship title on Friday and Saturday at the 1A-3A state track and field tournament in Albuquerque. The Logan Longhorns tied for the 2A boys track team championship with Magdalena, piling up 71.50 points and had […]

Lady Rattlers set to face top-ranked Dexter

Lady Rattler Sarah Brown tags out teammate Emma Garcia during Monday’s practice. The Lady Rattler softball team will play in the first round of the state tournament  today at 10 a.m., at Dexter.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Lady Rattler softball team will play the Lady Demons today in the first round of the 3A state softball tournament at Dexter. The 16th-seed Lady Rattlers are the last team to make the tournament, “but if we play with confidence we can compete with the first place Lady […]