Longhorns advance to District 3 1A title game

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Thomas Garcia The Logan Longhorns capitalize on free throw opportunities to beat the Melrose Buffaloes 54-40 Wednesday night at Logan. The Longhorns made 17-of-21 free throws in the final period to advance to the boys District 3-1A tournament championship game. “We are going to get back in the gym and get ready for Fort Sumner […]

Rattlers edge Lions

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By Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer A last-second turnover by the Santa Rosa Lions clinched a 45-42 win for the Tucumcari Rattlers Tuesday night at the Snake Pit. With less than 10 seconds left in the District 4-2A tournament boys game, Lions forward Jason Sanchez saw Robert Zamora alone at the 3-point line. Zamora had […]

Rattlers bound for state

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Thomas Garcia A dozen Rattlers are set for the state wrestling tournament this weekend in Rio Rancho. Tucumcari is one of two 2A schools that competes in the 3A class, and have trained with 10 pre-tournament meets. “I am proud when you qualify the whole team,” Tucumcari coach Eddie Encinias said. “It is something special.” […]

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 […]

Rattlers predict playoff victory

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers enter the first round of the AA state baseball tournament Wednesday hosting Laguna-Acoma. “The team has seen this level of competition in the past and should be ready to play,” Rattlers head coach Tony Alarcon said. The Rattlers enter state play with a 21-2 record, earning them a third seed. […]

Mesalands hosts dodgeball tournament

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Kimberly Hanna Mesalands Community College hosted a dodgeball tournament on April 1 at the Tucumcari High School Gymnasium. Nine teams, each made up of five team members, competed in the tournament and Team O-hu-la-hans finished in first place. Congratulations to team members James Ellet, Kayla Johnson, Jordan Spears and Tyler McCormick. Mesalands will host another […]

Coach pleased with tourney results

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QCSun staff The Tucumcari golf team hosted a tournament Monday at the country club golf course. Assistant Coach Jim Montoya said around 60 athletes from various schools came out to compete. Head golf coach Daniel Hutchins had the following to say about the tournament: “We did well. The boys came out in third. We had […]

Rattlers open weekend tournament with a win

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team opened its baseball season with a 9-4 win over Questa to open its own tournament. “The team did well today,” said Rattlers head coach Tony Alarcon. “Our pitchers had to adjust quickly this week coming off their state basketball run.” Tucumcari advances to face Santa Rosa 11 a.m. […]

State play heats up for area basketball

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Thomas Garcia The 1A Longhorns, Lady Longhorns and 2A Rattlers will enter the first round of the state basketball tournament as the San Jon Coyotes and Lady Coyotes continue with district 2B play. Both Longhorns teams are on the road this week as they compete in the first round of the 1A state tournament. The […]

Our page — Dec. 22

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The Logan Jr. High basketball girls and boys teams won their home tournament the weekend before Thanksgiving.