Men’s rodeo team sets record

Special to QCS The Mesalands Community College men’s rodeo team set a record over the weekend at the Cochise Community College in Fort Huachuca, Ariz., scoring 1,120 points in a first-place finish with three individual championships. The point total is a Grand Canyon Region record for a rodeo. The team is first in the nation, […]

Mesalands men’s rodeo team takes first place at regional rodeo event

Special to QCS The Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team had one of its best performances at a regional rodeo at the University of Arizona in Tuscon, Ariz. Feb. 4-5. The Team had a total of 19 members place at the rodeo. The men’s team took first place with 954 points and brought home titles for […]

Wrestling team bound for Los Alamos

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team will get a chance to see potential state competition this weekend at Los Alamos. “We will have a chance to see what we will be up against,” said Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias. Encinias said the Rattlers team has been doing great the past two weeks, competing at […]

Rodeo team gearing up for spring meets

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Special to the QCS The Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team finished the fall semester strong and has big plans for the spring. The Men’s Team is currently ranked third in the nation and second in the Grand Canyon Region, behind New Mexico State University (NMSU). The Women’s Team also performed well last semester, and is […]

Rattlers finish first

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team captured a first-place finish, a high note on a stretch of three tournaments in seven days. “We still need to step it up and push ourselves even more,” said junior Dillon Wood. Following Saturday’s first-place win at the Pecos invitational tournament, the Rattlers were back in the gym […]

Rattlers return from break

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Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer A long holiday break should not affect the Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team as they prepare for the St. Michael’s tournament. “We got right back into it on Monday,” said Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias. “The team has a great recuperation time.” Encinias said the team had a […]

Rattlers end season on high note

QCS staff The Tucumcari Rattlers football team finished their season with a record of 6-5 and a appearance in the 2011 AA state tournament. “As a team we were successful,” said Rattlers head coach Wayne Ferguson. Ferguson said the Rattlers 6-5 season was their first winning season (above .500) since 2005. “We were able to […]

Wrestling team returns six

Thomas Garcia A strong leadership core and a lot of new youth on the team is going to make Rattlers wrestling exciting this year, said head coach Eddie Encinias. “We already tested ourselves at a tournament at Dumas, Texas,” Encinias said. Encinias said the team used that tournament as a scrimmage to start the season. […]

Lady Rattlers basketball season starts Saturday

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QCS Staff The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers will start their basketball season at 3 p.m., Saturday against the Bosque Lady Bobcats. Lady Rattlers head coach Gary Hittson said the team is not sure what to expect from the Lady Bobcats, who won 38-35 Wednesday night against Santa Fe Prep. “We will just have to get up […]

Logan Longhorns traveling to Tatum

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Thomas Garcia One team in Quay County will be playing football this week as the San Jon Coyotes lost Saturday in the first round of the six-man state playoff and the Tucumcari Rattlers await the 2A state seeding. The District 1 8-man champions Logan Longhorns will travel Friday to Tatum for the first round in […]