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 […]

Rattlers proud of season despite first-round loss

The 2015 Rattler baseball team.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer It was the kind of fairy tale ending that later becomes a Hollywood movie. The only problem was that for the Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team, the other team in the story enjoyed the ending. It was the bottom of the seventh inning, the Rattlers — 11-13, and 6-3 in league […]

Rattler baseball team set to start state tourney run

The umpire calls Rattlers’ Saul Moriel safe at home after Raton’s catcher dropped the ball trying to tag Moriel for the out. The Rattlers lost the April 29 doubleheader
to the Tigers but swept the Clayton Yellowjackets on Friday. The Rattlers play today in the first round of the 3A state baseball tournament at Estancia.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The 11th-seeded Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team will be on the road for the first round of the 3A state tournament today facing sixth-seeded Estancia. The Rattlers finished their regular season at 11-12; two of those losses were to the 13-9 Bears. On April 4, the Rattlers lost to the […]

Mesalands qualifies 7 for College National Finals Rodeo

Staff Report The Mesalands Community College Rodeo program  had seven members qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo and captured another bull riding title at their final rodeo of the season at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. The Mesalands Rodeo Team also won the Grand Canyon Region championship titles in bareback riding and […]

Logan senior seeking chance to play football in Australia

Longhorn Trey Daniels tackles the Gateway Christian running back for a loss of yardage during the 2015 eight-man semi-finals match in Logan. Daniels tore his ACL in that game and as a result missed out on most of his senior sport's year. He is now raising money to play football this Summer at the Down Under Football Tournament in Australia.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A chance to visit Australia would normally be all the incentive anyone would need, but for Logan senior Trey Daniels, attending the 26th annual Down Under Sports Tournament this summer in Australia is all about playing football one more time. Until the New Mexico state semi-finals last fall, Daniels […]

Rain compresses Rattler district baseball schedule

Lady Rattler Alyssa Martinez hits for a double RBI in the bottom of the second inning during Thursday's 21-6 rout of Santa Rosa in Tucumcari.
Both teams have district games coming up.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team 9-10, 4-1, has rescheduled Tuesday’s double-header against a district opponent, the Raton Tigers, for today in Tucumcari. Monday’s rain was welcomed  by residents, but for the Rattlers who have state seeding on Sunday and four games left to play,  the rain could not have […]

Mesalands men’s rodeo team claims 2nd at home rodeo

Sophomore Edmiles Harvey works on keeping his
form during his first of two bareback bronc rides
during the Mesalands Spring Rodeo on April 17 in
Tucumcari. Harvey went on to win the championship,
his second home rodeo title win. Harvey
ended the season in first place, winning the bareback
riding regional championship title.

Staff Report The Mesalands Community College men’s rodeo team earned reserve champion and won a bareback riding title this weekend at their first intercollegiate spring rodeo competition at the Quay County Rodeo Arena in Tucumcari. Tim Abbott, interim rodeo xoach at Mesalands said that he had about a dozen contestants and five rodeo coaches from […]

Rattlers hold of 3rd rank Panthers in extra innings

Rattler Saul Moriel is surrounded by his teammates as he crosses home plate following his walk off double that led Tucumcari to a 7-6 win on Monday against the Pecos
Panthers in the 10th inning.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team 8-9, staved off the Pecos Panthers in extra innings Monday at Tucumcari. It took 10 innings for the Rattlers to overcome the 13-7 Panthers. Rattler senior Saul Moriel hit the walk off double that brought in fellow senior Javier Villanueva for the winning run. […]

Mesalands rodeo team clinches 2 championships

Staff Report As the Mesalands Community College rodeo team prepares to host the Grand Canyon Intercollegiate Spring Rodeo Friday and Saturday, team members have won two event championships and one member has qualified for the 2015 College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) after their performances at two recent rodeo competitions in Arizona. Sophomore Jake Carr of […]