Chip Mitchell

22 Apr 19
Red Bluff Daily News
RED BLUFF — A hometown girl won a gold buckle at the Red Bluff Round-Up. Nellie Miller, the 2017 barrel racing world champ and a native of Cottonwood, Calif. won the title with a time of 34.38 seconds on two runs. She’s attended the Round-Up since she was a little girl, and to win it was special. “It’s a real honor,” she said. “We have a lot of family and friends here, so it’s neat to win it in front of everybody.” Miller rode her eleven-year-old mare, Rafter W Minnie Reba (Sister), for the rodeo. The horse, raised by Miller and her parents, Sam and Roxy Williams, carried Miller to her 2017 world title and is part of the family. “We raised her from the time she was a baby. She’s been an outstanding part of our program.” Sister loves to hear the crowd cheer, and when Miller’s name is announced, the Red Bluff fans get loud. “She was pretty fired up today. The crowd gets her going. (Red Bluff) is one of the few times I can actually hear the crowd. I don’t usually pay attention to it, but they’re so loud here when we run, it’s so much fun.” Miller is ranked first in the Women’s Pro Rodeo Association barrel racing standings, after having won Rodeo Houston, and the Round-Up adds to her winnings. “Houston definitely set us up nice,” she said. Having a good lead will allow her to be able to not have to rodeo so hard this summer. “This will help things keep going in our direction. Hopefully we can ease up this summer when it gets real busy.” Her horse Sister, a blue roan, is the 2017 AQHA Barrel Horse of the Year honors. Hunter Cure split the steer wrestling title at the 2019 Red Bluff Round-Up with Stetson Jorgensen. (Photo by Hubbell Photography) Two steer wrestlers have won themselves a Red Bluff Round-Up buckle. Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas, and Stetson Jorgensen, Blackfoot, Idaho, tied for the steer wrestling title to each win the average with a time of 21.8 seconds on four head. Cure, a two-time world champion, came into the final round on Sunday, April 21 in second place behind Jorgensen. During the final round, Cure turned in a time of 4.9 seconds, while Jorgensen needed to be 5.6 seconds or faster to beat him. Jorgensen had a time of 5.7 seconds to tie with Cure. For Cure, it’s been eight years since he’s competed in Red Bluff, and he’s having the best spring of his career. Family and ranch obligations have kept him away from the California rodeos, but this year, he came west. “This year, I felt like the timing fit. We didn’t have an exorbitant amount of work at home so I made it work.” His next job at home, on the ranch he and his mom operate, will be to ship yearlings of off wheat the beginning of May. Cure won second place at the American Rodeo in Arlington, Texas in March, then won the Oakdale, California rodeo last weekend. Jorgensen is Cure’s junior by ten years, and when Cure was winning his first world title in 2013 (he won his second title in 2015), Jorgensen was in college at Riverton, Wyo., watching Cure steer wrestle at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. “I started bulldogging seriously in college,” he said, “started doing my homework, watching them, learning here and there, and now I’m hanging out with these guys. It’s pretty cool.” It was special for Jorgensen to win the Round-Up. “It’s an honor, especially (to win it) with Hunter. “He’s won the world twice. “I looked up to guys like Hunter and Jason Miller (a retired steer wrestler from Wyoming.) They’re my idols.” Cure’s wife, daughter and son watched their husband and dad win his title on the Wrangler Network, which livestreamed today’s rodeo, as did Jorgensen’s parents and sister. “It’s cool to have them know at home” right away, Jorgensen said. It’s a repeat in the saddle bronc riding. Zeke Thurston was last year’s saddle bronc riding champ, and he’s this year’s as well. The 2016 world champion scored 89.5 points on the Rosser Rodeo Co. horse Flood Tide to win the title. He gave high compliments to the  horse. “They’ve won a round at the (Wrangler National) Finals on him, a round at Houston, they won Reno (Nev.) on him last year. They’ve won a lot on that horse.” Thurston was ready for the ride. “Usually he has a big rear-out, takes a lot of rein, leaps, and kicks hard. He didn’t have as big a rear-out today, just kind of hopped out there, and away we went. He’s just everything you could want as far as a bronc rider goes.” Winning the Red Bluff Round-Up twice consecutively is something he is proud of. “It’s unbelievable,” Thurston said. “This rodeo is a once-in-a-lifetime rodeo, and to win it twice in a row, it’s pretty cool.” He enjoys competing here. “It’s a great rodeo. They have a great tradition and their own atmosphere. It’s a lot of fun, and on Sunday, everybody kicks loose and has a good time, and the weather is beautiful.” Thurston’s dad Skeeter was a saddle bronc rider who qualified for the WNFR six times. Thurston is currently ranked second in the world, behind Ryder Wright, who won second place in Red Bluff. Another cowboy made it a repeat for a Red Bluff buckle. Bull rider Trey Benton III, of Rock Island, Texas, won his third Round-Up buckle. He won the title in 2012 and 2017, and then three-peated again this year. Benton rode the Bridwell Rodeo Co. bull Vegas Outlaw for 88 points to win the buckle. Benton, who is 27 years old, has made five trips to the WNFR, and is currently ranked fifth in the PRCA world standings. Injuries have plagued him throughout his career. He’s had ACL and MCL surgery on both knees, a rod placed in his femur, a broken eye socket, and last year at the Redding, Calif. rodeo, he tore his groin muscle, which kept him out of competition most of the year. Even with going to only 42 rodeos last year, he still qualified for the WNFR. Not only has he won Red Bluff three times, but he’s won the Salinas, Calif. rodeo twice (2013 and 2017). “I love California,” he said. Other Red Bluff champions include bareback rider Logan Patterson, Kim, Colo. (87 points); tie-down roper Dane Kissack, Spearfish, S.D. (37.5 seconds on four head); and team ropers Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif. and Cody Doescher, Webbers Falls, Okla. (30.4 seconds on four runs). During the rodeo, which was the annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink event, a Calgary Stampede Package was auctioned off. Bruce Geveden from Green Barn Whiskey Kitchen purchased it for $16,000. The package includes four tickets to the rodeo and the evening show, round trip airfare for four, and lodging for three nights. Extras include a VIP Behind the Scenes tour, the chance to meet the chuck wagon drivers and their horses, and more. Money raised during the Round-Up’s “pink” campaign go to breast cancer treatment at the St. Elizabeth Imaging Center. Next year’s Red Bluff Round-Up will be held April 17-19, 2020. Results All-around winner: Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah Bareback Riding – Logan Patterson 1. Logan Patterson, Kim, Colo. 87 points on C5 Rodeo’s Black Feathers;  2. Connor Hamilton, Calgary, Alb. 85.5; 3. (tie) Garrett Shadbolt, Merriman, Neb. and Mike Solberg, Sunnynook, Alb 85 each; 5. Jessy Davis, Power, Mont. 84.5; 6. (tie) Mason Clements, Draper, Utah and Wyatt Bloom, Bozeman, Mont. 83 each; 8. Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas 82. Steer Wrestling – Hunter Cure and Stetson Jorgensen First round: 1. Don Payne, Stephenville, Texas 4.3 seconds; 2. Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 4.4; 3. Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah 4.8; 4. (tie) Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas, Tucker Allen, Oak View, Calif., and Heath Thomas, Hemphill, Texas 5.0 each; 7. (tie) Jace Melvin, Ft. Pierre, S.D. and Cody Devers, Balko, Okla. 5.1 each. Second round: 1.Levi Ruud, Chelsea, Okla. 4.5 seconds; 2. (tie) Josh Clark, Belgrade, Mont., Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alb., Layne Delemont, Chauvin, Alberta, and Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 4.7 each; 6. (tie)  Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta and Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 4.8 each; 8. Nick Guy, Sparta, Wisc. 4.9. Third round: 1. (tie) Hank Filippini, Battle Mountain, Nev. and Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 5.4 seconds each; 3. Justin Kimsey, Kennewick, Wash. 5.5; 4. Blaine Jones, Templeton, Calif. 5.6; 5. Stetson Jorgensen, Blackfoot, Idaho 5.8; 6. Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah 5.9; 7. Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. 6.5; 8. Juan Alcazar, Jr., Okeechobee, Fla. 6.7. Finals: 1. Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alb. 4.4 seconds; 2. Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 4.5; 3. Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas 4.9; 4. Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. 5.5; 5. Stetson Jorgensen, Blackfoot, Idaho 5.7; 6. Jace Melvin, Ft. Pierre, S.D. 5.9. Average: 1. (tie) Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas and Stetson Jorgensen, 21.8 seconds on 4 head each; 3. Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alb. 22.9; 4. Jace Melvin, Ft. Pierre, S.D. 23.9; 5. Juan Alcazar, Jr. 25.3; 6. Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. 26.3; 7. Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 26.4; 8. Tucker Allen, Oak View, Calif. 33.8. Saddle bronc – Zeke Thurston 1. Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alb. 89.5 points on Rosser Rodeo’s Flood Tide; 2. Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah 86.5; 3. (tie) Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas and Johnny Espeland, Tygh Valley, Ore. 86 each; 5. Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont. 85; 6. (tie) Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alb. and Preston Burr, Stratford, Texas (83.5 each); 8. Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alb. 83. Tie Down Roping – Dane Kissack First round: 1. Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas 9.1 seconds; 2. Joey Dickens, Loveland, Colo. 9.3; 3. Cody Craig, Wendell, Idaho 9.4; 4. Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas 9.7; 5. (tie) J.D. McCuistion, Collinsville, Texas and Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 9.9 each. Second round: 1. Joey Dickens, Loveland, Colo. 9.3 seconds; 2. Kalai Nobriga, Kealakekua, Hawaii 9.4; 3. (tie) Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho, and Colton Farquer, Oakdale, Calif. 9.5 each; 6. (tie) Taylor Santos, Creston, Calif. and Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla. 10.0 each. Third round: 1. Dane Kissack, Spearfish, S.D. 8.3 seconds; 2. Taylor Santos, Creston, Calif. 8.9; 3. Haven Meged, Miles City, Mont. 9.0; 4. Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas 9.7; 5. Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 10.2; 6. Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 10.5. Finals: 1. Dane Kissack, Spearfish, S.D. 8.8 seconds; 2. Cody Craig, Wendell, Idaho 9.3; 3. Taylor Santos, Creston, Calif. 9.6; 4. Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 10.3; 5. Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas 10.5; 6. Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 11.9. Average: 1. Dane Kissack, Spearfish, S.D. 37.5 seconds on 4 head; 2.Taylor Santos, Creston, Calif. 41.3; 3. Cody Craig, Wendell, Idaho 43.1; 4. Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 43.2; 5. Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 44.3; 6. Haven Meged, Miles City, Mont. 44.5. Team Roping – Spencer Mitchell and Cody Doescher First round: 1. Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah/Bucky Campbell, Morristown, Ariz. 7.1 seconds; 2. Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D./Lane Siggins, Coolidge, Ariz. 7.2; 3. Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif./CodyDoescher, Webbers Falls, Okla. 7.6; 4. (tie) Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla./Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas and Cody Mora, San Miguel, Calif./Jason Johe, San Luis Obispo, Calif. 8.2 each; 6. J.B. James, Jr., Bennett, Colo./Brock Hanson, Bennett, Colo. 8.3; 7. (tie) Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C./Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. and Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif./Hunter Koch, Vernon, Texas 8.6 each. Second round: 1. Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah/Bucky Campbell, Morristown, Ariz. 7.1 seconds; 2. Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D./Lane Siggins, Coolidge, Ariz. 7.2; 3. Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif./Cody Doescher, Webbers Falls, Okla. 7.6; 4. (tie) Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla./Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas and Cody Mora, San Miguel, Calif./Jason Johe, San Luis Obispo, Calif. 8.2 each; 6. J.B. James, Jr., Bennett, Colo./Brock Hanson, Bennett, Colo. 8.3; 7. (tie) Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C./Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. and Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif./Hunter Koch, Vernon, Texas 8.6 each. Third round: 1. Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore./Evan Arnold, Stephenville, Texas 6.4 seconds; 2. (tie) Preston Burgess, Hilmar, Calif./Joseph Shawnego, Oakdale, Calif. and Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga./Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil 7.1 each; 4. Dillon Holyfield, Lewiston, Idaho/Robert Murphy, Congress, Ariz. 7.4; 5. (tie) Brooks Dahozy, Window Rock, Ariz./Nano Garza, Las Cruces, N.M., Blake Hirdes, Turlock, Calif./Daniel Holland, Bonanza, Ore. and Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C./Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 8.0 seconds each; 8. (tie) Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C./Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M. and Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif./Cody Doescher, Webbers Falls, Okla. 8.1 each. Finals: 1. Blake Hirdes, Turlock, Calif./Daniel Holland, Bonanza, Ore. 6.7 seconds; 2. Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C./Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M. 7.3; 3. Brooks Dahozy, Window Rock, Ariz./Nano Garza, Las Cruces, N.M. 7.8; 4. Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif./Cody Doescher, Webbers Falls, Okla. 8.0.; 5.  Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C./Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 8.1; 6. Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga./Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil 12.4. Average: 1. Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif./Cody Doescher, Webbers Falls, Okla. 30.4 seconds on 4 head; 2. Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C./Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M. 32.1; 3. (tie) Blake Hirdes, Turlock, Calif./Daniel Holland, Bonanza, Ore. and Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.D./Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 32.3 each; 5. Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga./Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil 34.5; 6. Brooks Dahozy, Window Rock, Ariz./Nano Garza, Las Cruces, N.M 41.1; 7. Lane Ivy, Dublin, Texas/Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 41.3; 8. Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D./Lane Siggins, Coolidge, Ariz. 25.1 Breakaway Roping – Jane Wood First round: 1. Noel Lambert, 2.5 seconds; 2. Jordan Gutsch, 2.7; 3. Morgan Busby, 3.0; 4. Kelsey Nonella, 4.1; 5. Jane Wood, 4.6; 6. (tie) Stevie Rae Willis and Zandi Eguires, 5.0 each. Short round: 1. Katie Rice, 3.8 seconds; 2. Nellie Miller, 4.5; 3. Jolee Lauteret-Jordan, 4.9; 4. Cierra Erickson, 5.2. Average: 1. Jane Wood, 10.1 seconds; 2. Noel Lambert, 10.5; 3. Nellie Miller, 11.7; 4. Katie Rice, 12.0; 5. Stevie Rae Willis, 12.3; 6. Cierra Erickson 12.8. Barrel racing – Nellie Miller First round: 1. (tie) Jennifer Barrett, Buhl, Idaho and Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas 17.04 seconds each; 3. (tie) Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. and Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas 17.09 each; 5. (tie) Jessie Telford, Caldwell, Idaho and Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas 17.28 each; 7. Cheyenne Wimberely, Stephenville, Texas 17.34; 8. Danyelle Williams, Vale, Ore. 17.36; 9. Angelina Carrion, Esparta, Calif. 17.38; 10. Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 17.41. Second round: 1. Ivy Hurst, Springer, Okla. 17.09; 2. Tanya Jones, Prineville, Ore. 17.21; 3. Jessie Telford, Caldwell, Idaho 17.27; 4. Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 17.29; 5. Jolee Lautaret-Jordan, Kingman, Ariz. 17.30; 6. Cheyenne Wimberley, Stephenville, Texas 17.31; 7. Danyelle Williams, Vale, Ore. 17.32; 8. (tie) Tyra Kane, Weatherford, Texas and Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas 17.33 each; 10. Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 17.41. Average: 1. Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 34.38 seconds on 2 runs; 2. Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas 34.42; 3. Jessie Telford, Caldwell, Idaho 34.55; 4. Cheyenne Wimberley, Stephenville, Texas 34.65; 5. Danyelle Williams, Vale, Ore. 34.68; 6. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas 34.70; 7. Tanya Jones, Prineville, Ore. 34.71; 8. Jolee Lautaret-Jordan, Kingman, Ariz. 34.78; 9. Jennifer Barrett, Buhl, Idaho 34.81; 10. Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas 34.82. Bull Riding Champion – Trey Benton III 1. Trey Benton, III, Rock Island, Texas 88 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeo’s Vegas Outlaw; 2. (tie) Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas and Maverick Potter, Waxahachie, Texas, 87.5 each; 4. Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 87; 5. (tie) Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont. and Stetson Wright, Beaver, Utah 86 each; 7. John Pitts, Panama City, Fla. 85.5; 8. Foster McCraw, Navasota, Texas 85. All results are unofficial. For more information, visit RedBluffRoundup.com. For complete rodeo results, visit ProRodeo.com.
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Red Bluff Daily News
RED BLUFF — Dane Kissack has learned from the school of hard knocks, and because of it, he’s leading the tie-down roping coming into the finals on Sunday at the Red Bluff (Calif). Round-Up. The tie-down roper has a time of 28.7 seconds on three head to be the leader of the twelve cowboys who will rope on Sunday for the title of 2019 Round-Up tie-down champion. Kissack took advantage of a good calf on Saturday, something that he didn’t do four years ago at the Round-Up. Four years ago, in Red Bluff, with a good calf, Kissack broke the barrier on his fourth run, adding a ten second penalty to his time and losing the chance to win the title. “Trust me, I’ve learned the hard way,” he said. “I broke the barrier at this rodeo. I ran right through it. Because the Round-Up is potentially four runs for the cowboy who rope well, Kissack knows his best chances for winning are to make solid runs and not break the barrier, adding the penalty. As he’s matured throughout his ten year pro rodeo career, he’s learned that he doesn’t always have to  “push the barrier” – rope as aggressively – and risk the cost of breaking the barrier and adding the penalty. “With this calf, I was probably off the barrier just a little bit,” he said. “I could have been faster, had this been a one-head rodeo.” His wife Kelli reminded him of the lessons he’s learned. “That’s what my wife said,” Kissack said. “She said, Dane, you’ve got to remember you’ve learned the hard way on these things, so use that. I can still feel the pain of riding out of here. I missed out on winning a lot.” Kissack, from Spearfish, S.D., gave a shout out to the Justin Sports Medicine staff who offer their services to Round-Up contestants, free of charge, at the rodeo. He herniated a disk and bulged two others eighteen months ago, and even though it’s healed, it still requires some stretching and therapy. The Justin Sports Medicine staff provided that. “It seems like I always have to maintain it,” Kissack said, “and thank the Lord they’re here and ready to help. It really makes a difference. I wouldn’t be able to move around today” without them. Kissack will come into Sunday’s finals in first place, but he won’t handle the pressure any differently. “I treat every run the same,” he said. He practices three or four times a week, and “whether it’s a practice calf or the short round at Red Bluff, they’re the same. I expect myself to rope good every time.” In other events, the top bareback rider for the Saturday afternoon performance was Logan Patterson, Kim, Colo. (87 points), and the high saddle bronc rider was Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah (84.5 points). Steer wrestlers Hank Filippini, Battle Mountain, Nev. and Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. tied to win the second round with a time of 5.4 seconds each, and team ropers Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore. and Evan Arnold, Stephenville, Texas won the second round with a time of 5.4 seconds. Tanya Jones, Prineville, Ore., was the fast barrel racer with a time of 17.21 seconds, and bull riders Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas, and Maverick Potter, Waxahachie, Texas, both had scores of 87.5 points to be the top score for the performance. The third and final performance of the 98th annual Red Bluff Round-Up takes place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, the annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink day, with funds raised for the St. Elizabeth Community Hospital. Results after second performance Bareback riding (second performance scores) 1. Logan Patterson, Kim, Colo. 87 points on C5 Rodeo’s Black Feathers; 2. Garrett Shadbolt, Merriman, Neb. 85; 3. BoDell Jessen, Altamont, Utah 78; 4. Nate McFadden, Elsmere, Neb. 77.5. Steer wrestling 2nd round results; the 2nd round is completed and the top twelve steer wrestlers in the average will compete in Sunday’s performance 1. (tie) Hank Filippini, Battle Mountain, Nev. and Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 5.4 seconds each; 3. Justin Kimsey, Kennewick, Wash. 5.5; 4. Blaine Jones, Templeton, Calif. 5.6; 5. Stetson Jorgensen, Blackfoot, Idaho 5.8; 6. Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah 5.9; 7. Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. 6.5; 8. Juan Alcazar, Jr., Okeechobee, Fla. 6.7. Saddle bronc riding (second performance results) 1. Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 84.5 points on Powder River’s Rain Cloud; 2. Preston Burr, Stratford, Texas 83.5; 3. Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah 82.5; 4. Mitch Pollock, 81.5. Tie-down roping 2nd round results; the 2nd round is completed and the top twelve steer wrestlers in the average will compete in Sunday’s performance 1. Dane Kissack, Spearfish, S.D. 8.3 seconds; 2. Taylor Santos, Creston, Calif. 8.9; 3. Haven Meged, Miles City, Mont. 9.0; 4. Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas 9.7; 5. Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 10.2; 6. Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 10.5. Team roping 2nd round results; the 2nd round is completed and the top twelve steer wrestlers in the average will compete in Sunday’s performance 1. Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore./Evan Arnold, Stephenville, Texas 6.4 seconds; 2. (tie) Preston Burgess, Hilmar, Calif./Joseph Shawnego, Oakdale, Calif. and Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga./Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil 7.1 each; 4. Dillon Holyfield, Lewiston, Idaho/Robert Murphy, Congress, Ariz. 7.4; 5. (tie) Brooks Dahozy, Window Rock, Ariz./Nano Garza, Las Cruces, N.M., Blake Hirdes, Turlock, Calif./Daniel Holland, Bonanza, Ore. and Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C./Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 8.0 seconds each; 8. (tie) Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C./Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M. and Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif./Cody Doescher, Webbers Falls, Okla. 8.1 each. Barrel racing (second performance results) 1. Tanya Jones, Prineville, Ore. 17.21 seconds; 2. Jolee Lautaret-Jordan, Kingman, Ariz. 17.30; 3. Danyelle Williams, Vale, Ore. 17.32; 4. Mary Jo Camera, Stevinson, Calif 17.45. Bull riding (second performance results) 1. (tie) Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas, 87.5 points on Flying U Rodeo’s Bringing Trouble, and Maverick Potter, Waxahachie, Texas, 87.5 points on Flying U Rodeo’s Countin Card; 3. John Pitts, Panama City, Fla. 85.5; 4. Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah 83.5. Unofficial contestant list for Sunday, April 21 finals These steer wrestlers have advanced to compete on Sunday, April 21 for the finals. * Unofficial. 1. Stetson Jorgensen, Blackfoot, Idaho 16.1 seconds on 3 head; 2. Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas 16.9; 3. Juan Alcazar, Jr., Okeechobee, Fla. 17.3; 4. Jace Melvin, Ft. Pierre, S.D. 18.0; 5. Tucker Allen, Oak View, Calif. 18.3; 6. Curtis Cassidy, Donald, Alb. 18.5; 7. Charles Harris, Salinas, Calif. 18.9; 8. Blaine Jones, Templeton, Calif. 19.4; 9. Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. 20.8; 10. (tie) Justin Kimsey, Kennewick, Wash. and Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah 21.0 each; 12. Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 21.9. These tie-down ropers have advanced to compete on Sunday, April 21 for the finals. * Unofficial. 1. Dane Kissack, Spearfish, S.D. 28.7 seconds on 3 head; 2. Joey Dickens, Loveland, Colo 30.5; 3. Taylor Santos, Creston, Calif. 31.7; 4. Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 32.4; 5. Haven Meged, Miles City, Mont. 32.5; 6. Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 32.9; 7. Cody Craig, Wendell, Idaho 33.8; 8. Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan. 34.2; 9. J.D. McCuistion, Collinsville, Texas 34.3; 10. Reid Zapalac, Smithville, Texas 35.4; 11. Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas 38.9; 12. Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas 39.1. These team ropers have advanced to compete on Sunday, April 21 for the finals. * Unofficial. 1. Kaleb Driggers, Stephenville, Texas/Junior Nogueira, PResidente Prudente, Brazil 22.1 seconds on 3 head; 2. Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif./Cody Doescher, Webbers Falls, Okla. 22.4 seconds; 3. Luke Brown, Morgan Mill, Texas/Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 24.2; 4. Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C./Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M. 24.8; 5. Jr. Dees, Aurora, Colo./Lane  Siggins, Coolidge, Ariz. 25.1; 6. Blake Hirdes, Turlock, Calif./Daniel Holland, Bonanza, Ore. 25.6; 7. Lane Ivy, Dublin, Texas/Buddy Hawkins II, Stephenville, Texas 27.2; 8. Brooks Dahozy, Window Rock, Ariz./Nano Garza, Las Cruces, N.M. 33.3; 9. Dillon Holyfield, Lewiston, Idaho/Robert Murphy, Congress, Ariz. 35.3; 10. Preston Burgess, Hilmar, Calif./Joseph Shawnego, Oakdale, Calif. 36.8; 11.  Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore./Evan Arnold, Stephenville, Texas 37.4; 12. Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla./Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas 37.5.
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19 Apr 19
Fort Smith/Fayetteville News | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWS

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – April 19, 1995. On that day, 168 lives were lost when a bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. While the scars have healed since that day, the memories are still fresh in the minds of so many. Each year, Oklahomans gather to honor […]

19 Apr 19
Digital Image and Culture

I want to catch this idea while it is still fresh in my head. I came across this article. http://www.disphotic.com/on-photography-and-photography/ The author, Lewis Bush, distinguishes between two kinds of photography. He says there is ‘photography’ and ‘Photography’. ‘photography’ is about anything that might be construed as a photograph. He gives the example of a still […]

19 Apr 19

BY DAN In a wonderful piece for Today’s Tale, Sam Perry did an excellent job of ‘trendspotting’, pointing out that the era of the block play was perhaps on its way out. Before we get going. Read the piece. Please. I’ll wait here. What’s the block play? Well as Sam aptly describes it:  “This play, […]

19 Apr 19
Red Bluff Daily News
RED BLUFF — Following are the result from Thursday’s slack competition, second go round, at the Red Bluff Round-Up held at the Tehama District Fairground. Tie-down roping 1. Joey Dickens, Loveland, Colo. 9.3 seconds; 2. Kalai Nobriga, Kealakekua, Hawaii 9.4; 3. (tie) Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho, and Colton Farquer, Oakdale, Calif. 9.5 each; 6. Taylor Santos, Creston, Calif. and Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla. 10.0 each. Team roping 1. Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah/Bucky Campbell, Morristown, Ariz. 7.1 seconds; 2. Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D./Lane Siggins, Coolidge, Ariz. 7.2; 3. Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif./Cody Doescher, Webbers Falls, Okla. 7.6; 4. (tie) Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla./Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas and Cody Mora, San Miguel, Calif./Jason Johe, San Luis Obispo, Calif. 8.2 each; 6. J.B. James, Jr., Bennett, Colo./Brock Hanson, Bennett, Colo. 8.3; 7. (tie) Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C./Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. and Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif./Hunter Koch, Vernon, Texas 8.6 each. Steer wrestling 1.Levi Ruud, Chelsea, Okla. 4.5 seconds; 2. (tie) Josh Clark, Belgrade, Mont., Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alb., Layne Delemont, Chauvin, Alberta, and Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 4.7 each; 6. (tie)  Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta and Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 4.8 each; 8. Nick Guy, Sparta, Wisc. 4.9. These contestants had the fastest time on 2 head and will compete in the Round-Up on April 19-20; half of them on April 19, the other half on April 20. The fastest twelve, after Saturday, will advance to the finals on Sunday, April 21. ** Unofficial list. Tie-down roping 1. Joey Dickens, Loveland, Colo. 18.6 seconds on 2 head; 2. Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas 19.5; 3. Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Texas 19.5; 4. Dane Kissack, Spearfish, S.D. 20.4; 5. Cody Craig, Wendell, Idaho 21.1; 6. Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 21.9; 7. J.D. McCuistion, Collinsville, Texas 22.1; 8. Cy Eames, Gooding, Idaho 22.2; 9. Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas 22.4; 10. Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 22.7; 11. Taylor Santos, Creston, Calif. 22.8; 12. Reid Zapalac, Smithville, Texas 22.9; 13. Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan. 23.2; 14. Haven Meged, Miles City, Mont. 23.5; 15. Jack Vanderlans, Temecula, Calif. 24.1; 16. Riley Pruitt, Gering, Neb. 24.4; 17. Todd Forsberg, Fillmore, Calif. 25.0; 18. Treg Schaack, Stinnett, Texas 25.4; 19. Kyle Dickens, Loveland, Colo. 26.2; 20. Blake Ash, Aurora, Mo. 28.1; 21. Lane Livingston, Seymour, Texas 28.4; 22. J. Cody Jones, Ukiah, Calif. 28.7; 23. Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, Texas 29.2; 24. Kalai Nobriga, Kealakekua, Hawaii 30.7. Team roping 1. Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif./Cody Doescher, Webbers Falls, Okla. 14.3 seconds on 2 head; 2. Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga./Junior Jogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil 15.0; 3. Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D./Lane Siggins, Coolidge, Ariz. 16.0; 4. Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.D./Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 16.2; 5. J.B. James, Jr., Bennett, Colo./Brock Hanson, Bennett, Colo. 16.6; 6. Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C./Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M. 16.7; 7. Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif./Hunter Koch, Vernon, Texas 17.1; 8. Blake Hirdes, Turlock, Calif./Daniel Holland, Bonanza, Ore. 17.6; 9. Corey Fitze, Fortuna, Calif./Adam Fitze, Fortuna, Calif. 17.8; 10. Dale Benevides, Naalehu, Hawaii/Monty Jo Petska, Turlock, Calif. 18.3; 11. Lane Ivy, Dublin, Texas/Buddy Hawkins, II, Columbus, Kan. 18.8; 12. Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Kan./Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas 20.8; 13. Brooks Dahozy, Window Rock, Ariz./Nano Garza, Las Cruces, N.M. 25.3; 14. Lane Lowry, Orcutt, Calif./Jared Hixon, Bakersfield, Calif. 25.7; 15. (tie) Cyle Denison, Iowa, La./Cody Cowden, Atwater, Calif. and Case Hirdes/Turlock, Calif./Rhett Kennedy, Chowchilla, Calif., 26.6 each; 17. Dan Williams, Jr., Standish, Calif./Caleb Hendrix, Fallon, Nev. 27.2; 18. Dillon Holyfield, Lewiston, Idaho/Robert Murphy, Congress, Ariz. 27.9; 19. (tie) Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla./Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla. and Chace Thompson, Munday, Texas/Tyson Thompson, Munday, Texas 29.5; 21. Preston Burgess, Hilmar, Calif./Joseph Schawnego, Oakdale, Calif. 29.7; 22. Brenten Hall, Stephenville, Texas/Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont. 30.9; 23. Hayes Smith, Central Point, Ore./Evan Arnold, Stephenville, Texas 24. D.J. Parker, Hollister, Calif./Scotty Raines, Tonto Basin, Ariz. 31.1. Steer wrestling 1. Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas 9.8 seconds on 2 head; 2. Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas 10.0; 3. Stetson Jorgensen, Blackfoot, Idaho 10.3; 4. Heath Thomas, Hemphill, Texas 10.4; 5. Juan Alcazar, Jr., Okeechobee, Fl. 10.6; 6. (tie) Charles Harris, Salinas, Calif. and Tucker Allen, Oak View, Calif. 10.7 each; 8. Jace Melvin, Ft. Pierre, S.D. 10.9; 9. Nick Guy, Sparta, Wisc. 11.3; 10. Taylor Gregg, Walla Walla, Wash. 11.5; 11. Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alb. 11.6; 12. Cody Devers, Balko, Okla. 12.0; 13. Cody Cabral, Hilo, Hawaii 12.3; 14. Lucas Brasfield, Bradley, Ark. 12.9; 15. Cody Harmon, Dublin, Texas 13.1; 15. Bear Pascoe, Morro Bay, Calif. 13.3; 17. Ringo Robinson, Caldwell, Idaho 13.5; 18. Blaine Jones, Templeton, Calif. 13.8; 19. Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. 14.3; 20. Billy Boldon, Oglala, S.D. 14.9; 21. Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah 15.1; 22. Justin Kimsey, Kennewick, Wash. 15.5; 23. Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 16.5; 24. Hank Filippini, Battle Mountain, Nev. 17.2. The second round of the tie-down, team roping and steer wrestling is complete; the top 24 in each event advance to competition during the Round-Up on Friday and Saturday. After those two performances, the top 12 fastest times will compete on Sunday in the finals. Barrel racing slack is set for 10 a.m. Friday. Breakaway roping 1. Noel Lambert, Fallon, Nev. 2.5 seconds; 2. Jordan Gutsch, Santa Rosa, Calif. 2.7; 3. Morgan Busby, Ellensburg, Wash. 3.0; 4. Kelsey Nonella, Redmond, Ore. 4.1; 5. Jane Wood, San Luis Obispo, Calif. 4.6; 6. Stevie Rae Willis, Terrebonne, Ore. 5.0. The top 18 breakaway ropers advance to competition during the Round-Up on April 19-21. Those cowgirls are: 1. Noel Lambert, Fallon, Nev.; 2. Jordan Gutsch, Santa Rosa, Calif. 3. Morgan Busby, Ellensburg, Wash. 4. Kelsey Nonella, Redmond, Ore. 5. Jane Wood, San Luis Obispo, Calif. 6. Stevie Rae Willis, Terrebonne, Ore. 7. Schelby White, Wapato, Wash. 8. Danyelle Williams, Vale, Ore. 9. Tyree Cochrane, San Luis Obispo, Calif. 10. Zandi Eguires, White Swan, Wash. 11. Cathy Cagliari, Corning, Calif. 12. Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif. 13. Cierra Erickson, Helena, Mont. 14. Katie Rice, San Luis Obispo, Calif. 15. Leona Ives, Wapato, Wash. 16. Jolee Lautaret, Kingman, Ariz. 17. Riley Rae Sappington, Redmond, Ore. 18. Mandi Mahoney, Orland, Calif. All results unofficial.
19 Apr 19
Santa Cruz Sentinel
In the mind of San Lorenzo Valley High track and field coach Jay Avenmarg, the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League girls championship is like a balance. In the past, it has been tipped significantly toward the league’s bigger squads, such as Aptos and Santa Cruz. This year, though, it may swing back in the Cougars’ direction for the first time in at least 20 years. Maybe. “Unfortunately, we’re still fighting an uphill battle against some of hte larger schools like Aptos, numbers-wise,” Avenmarg said. “It’s going to come down to quality vs. quantity. Do we have enough quality to overcome the quantity?” One look at the SCCAL leaderboard and the answer would appear to be yes. SLV has the best marks in half of the 16 events and has athletes in the top three in all but two disciplines. The problem is, those top marks belong to just a few Cougars athletes, and those athletes can only compete in four events apiece at the league championships on May 3. Take Camryn Crouch for instance. The senior has run league- and Central Coast Section-best times this season in both the 200 (25.02 seconds) and the 400 meters (57.01), two events she competed in at state last year. In addition, she is the anchor to both the Cougars’ league-leading relay teams, one of which — the 4×400 — is just outside the top 25 in the state. She also holds the third-best time in the SCCAL in the 100, which is the sixth best time in CCS. Aptos High hurdler Indra Lyons, who will be competing for the University of New Mexico next year, brings a fierce determination and strong work ethic to the track. (Shmuel Thaler — Santa Cruz Sentinel) Then there’s Maya McCabe, a senior who leads the league in the 800 (2:14.49) and is second behind Crouch in the 400. She is also ranked fourth and sixth, respectively, in the CCS in those events. Add in junior high jumper Tasina Westberg and junior pole vaulter Samantha Brackett, both of whom are top 10 in the section in addition to leading the league, and Nina Valera, a senior who is currently atop the SCCAL in the shot put, and the Cougars seem to have all the bases covered. The question is, will that be enough to upend an Aptos team with healthy numbers and its fair share of talent? The Mariners have the leader in three events and have athletes among the top three in five more. “They’re going to score a lot of points,” Avenmarg said. “Whether we can counter that with high finishes, we’ll see.” Junior jumper Brynn Mitchell and senior hurdler Indra Lyons have been Aptos’ headliners. Mitchell reached the CCS finals in the long jump and the triple jump last season and currently is among the top five in the CCS in those two events. Lyons leads the SCCAL in the 100 hurdles, where she finished third at the CCS Top 8 meet, and is ranked No. 4 in the section in that event. Athletes in most every other discipline will help pad the Mariners’ point total at the championships. Senior Haley Veldhuis ranks among the league’s top sprinters and joins Lyons, Kaela Hemingway and Shiori Oki on a strong 4×100 team. Senior Peyton Masuen and junior Sydney Ghiglione will challenge for the title in both throws, while freshmen Malia Kessler and Elizabeth Churchill aren’t giving Mitchell much breathing room in the jumps. Aptos High’s Brynn Mitchell soars for the Mariners in the long jump and the triple jump. (Shmuel Thaler — Santa Cruz Sentinel) “All year we’ve talk about how our goals are straight forward. We want to use our team to have best chance at winning a league title,” Aptos coach Zach Hewett said. “Indra can be league champ in the hurdles, Brynn can be league champ in the long jump and triple jump, but all our kids can be league champions together by putting aside their individual titles. Sometimes, you have to get it together. If we get it done this year, it will be because of that because the competition on the girls’ side this year is going to be tough. It’s going to be a real nail biter.” It has been more than two decades since the SLV girls won an SCCAL team title. Aptos is the defending champion, but last year’s banner came amid controversy. The Mariners took second at the league championships but won the overall title because they went undefeated in their regular-season dual meets. Prior to that, they last won in 2013, which marked the last in a string of 15 team titles in 16 seasons (Santa Cruz won in 2010). “We’d like to win it outright this year. That was not ideal,” Hewett said. He added, “We’re trying to get back to where things used to be where the league championship runs through Aptos every year. That’s the long-term goal.” Aptos hosted SLV in their final dual meet Thursday. Results of the meet were not available by press time. Throwing a crowbar into both team’s plans is Soquel, which probably doesn’t have a big enough team to win the title but definitely packs some heat. Sophomore multisport athletes Sarah Canavan and Renee Parker have set the track on fire with their times in the sprints. Canavan and Parker, respectively, sit atop the SCCAL standings in the 100 and are Nos. 4 and 5 in CCS. Canavan, who plays soccer in the winter, is also ranked No. 3 in CCS in the 200. Parker, a four-sport athlete who is also playing softball this spring, is No. 7 in the 300 hurdles. Junior Gabriela Rivas is setting the pace for the league in the discus and freshmen Alisa Bennett and sophomore Brooke Wallace appear to be the next pole vaulting prodigies for coach Joe Miyoshi, who also coaches section-leader and defending state champion Laurel Wong of Santa Catalina at Soquel. In addition, coach Doug Chase said he expects sophomores Emma McCain and Lucy Thomas — both all-league selections in cross country — to score some points in the distance events. Then there is Santa Cruz. The Cardinals won every SCCAL championship meet since 2014, but coach Don Roberts said they just don’t have the numbers or the seasoning this time around. “The majority that graduated were CCS contenders or state contenders,” he said. “So we’re left with lot of young kids trying to come on. I’m really happy with everything as far as how it’s going, we’re just young.” Scotts Valley High’s Jessica Kain, from left, Santa Cruz’s Lila Roake, and San Lorenzo Valley’s Azalea Groleau compete in the 1,600-meter race at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday. (Tasina Westberg – Contributed) Senior Lila Roake, junior Gabby Hughes and sophomore Isabel Sanchez have stepped up admirably into the vast shadow cast by 2018 graduates and distance phenoms Mari Friedman, Anaya Ward and Ella Hedrick. Roake leads the league in the 1,600, where she’s also No. 2 in CCS, and in the 3,200, where she’s ranked No. 4 in the section. Senior Maddy Mitchell, a soccer player, should come on strong at the end of the season in the sprints. Scotts Valley finds itself in the midst of a rebuilding year. So does its top runner, Jessica Kain. The senior has be beleaguered by injuries this season, but hopes to make a strong finish in the 1,600, where she placed fifth at CCS last year. She will be joined by another CCS-seasoned senior in Anna Hakima, who reached the finals in the 400 last year. She’ll also run the 200 and 800. Senior Justine Gouery will be chasing Parker in the hurdles, as will senior newcomer Jessica Wright. Freshmen Cloe Hubbard and Olivia Taylor may chip in points in the sprints and middle distances, respectively. Harbor still doesn’t have many athletes to show off, but that should change now that the Pirates have a new all-weather track facility that will host the SCCAL championships this season. Senior Melissa Sosa has a good chance at the podium in the 800 and longer, while teammates Anna Andreasen, a senior, and Neva Lunine will push her in the 3,200. Senior Claire Weissbein also looks podium-ready in the high jump. Junior Paola Jacobs basically is the Hawks’ team. She could win the school’s first league title in the high jump and is also a contender in the shot and discus. She’s joined by freshman Liana Kitchel, who has broken through the top 10 in the long jump, and freshman Grace Timan, who holds the school record in the 100. PCAL MISSION DIVISION Watsonville’s sophomore distance standout Layla Ruiz has her pick of events in which she could qualify for CCS, ranging from the 400 to the 3,200. Her best bet might be the 3,200, where she currently has the ninth-fastest time in the section. She is the only girl in the county not in the SCCAL who is ranked in the top 10 in CCS. Newcomer Mayra Peralta-Celedon, a freshman, has also had admirable times in everything from the 100 to the 400, while sophomore Consuelo Vidal poses a threat in the hurdles. Those three plus freshman Jasmine Navarro give the Wildcatz the fastest 4×400 relay team in the division. “Our girls team seems a bit stronger with Layla and the talented freshmen, but I feel all the other teams may cancel out team points,” said coach Rob Cornett, noting Wong from Santa Catalina could win the division herself. Jayleen Solorzano spent the winter scoring more points than any other basketball player in California while playing for the Pajaro Valley varsity team. Now the senior is scoring points for the Grizzlies in track. She’s among the top 10 in the division in the 100 and holds the school record in that event as well as the 200 and as part of the 4×100 relay. Yet the real might behind P.V. is sophomore Alejandra Lopez, who leads the division in the discus by more than three feet. Junior high jumper Katelyn Strader also throws the disc but is more of a title contender in the high jump. She qualified for CCS last year in that event and is currently tied for second in the division. Sophomore Alexandra Chills-Romero ranks among the top five in pole vault and the top six in discus. PCAL CYPRESS While Stevenson and Marina have a strong foothold in the PCAL Cypress Division, Monte Vista Christian is definitely in the running for the league title behind the talents of some talented sophomores. Shayna Lebovitz holds the league’s best time in the 400 and is second in the high jump, while classmate Viktoria Sundberg is in the top three in the discus and shot put and Kayleigh Bajarin is No. 2 in the 1,600. Senior Faith Jimenez anchors the team, however, with top-three performances in the triple jump and both hurdles and a spot on the league-leading 4×100 relay alongside Lebovitz, junior Sophia Bessa and Jiselle Payne. Berit Friedenbach stands atop the division pole vault standings for Pacific Collegiate, following in the footsteps of father/coach Paul and sister Corey, who now vaults for Air Force Academy. She trails only defending state champion Wong in the entire PCAL. She keeps some good company with senior Roxana Ortiz and junior Elizabeth Armstrong, both 800 standouts who anchor the Pumas’ No. 2-ranked 4×400 relay. The competition hasn’t been any kinder to St. Francis than the SCCAL was to the Sharks last year. Senior multisport athlete Janessa Yniguez (long jump), junior Camryn Ryan (3,200) and sophomore Alexia Lauesen have all cracked the division’s top 10. Upstart Kirby has a bright future ahead. Freshman Sarah Culver leads the long jump and she and classmate Selah Scott are in the running for a podium finish in the 100 hurdles. Sophomore jumper Chloe Clarke also has shown promise. The hunt is on to win the first league track title in Ceiba history, and a couple Spartans are vying for the honor. Sophomore thrower Maya Carrisales is perhaps the strongest contender, though freshman Nellie Rubio-Pintor just needs one good day in the distance events. Ones to Watch Girls track and field Sarah Canavan, Soquel, So.: Speedy soccer standout leads entire tri-county Monterey Bay area in the 100 (top 4 in CCS) and is third in the CCS in the 200 Camryn Crouch, San Lorenzo Valley, Sr.: Leads the CCS in the 400 and 200, both of which she competed in at state last year Maya McCabe, SLV, Sr.: Leads the Monterey Bay area in the 800 and is nipping at Crouch’s heels in the 400 Lila Roake, Santa Cruz, Jr.: With the graduation of her teammates Mari Friedman and Anaya Ward, it’s her turn to fill the distance-running spotlight for the Cardinals Layla Ruiz, Watsonville, So.: Second in the tri-county area in the 800 behind McCabe and ranks No. 9 in CCS in the 3,200. She’s looking to become first Catz girl to qualify for state since thrower Briana Cueva in 2013. Indra Lyons, Aptos, Sr.: Two-time SCCAL champion in the 100 hurdles will keep improving, if only to stay ahead of freshman teammate Grace Parry Viktoria Sundberg, MVC, So.: County’s top contender in the shot put Paola Jacobs, Mount Madonna, Jr.: Reached CCS in shot put last year, could go in high jump this year Katelyn Strader, Pajaro Valley, Jr.: Among a pack tied for third-best high jump in the tri-county area at 4-10 Berit Friedenbach, PCS, So.: Has a strong future if she follows the trajectory of her father/coach Paul and sister Corey, who now vaults for the Air Force Academy Brynn Mitchell, Aptos, Jr.: County leader in the long jump and triple jump looking to crack the top 5 in those events at CCS — Julie Jag IF YOU GO SCCAL Championships When: May 3, TBD Where: Harbor High PCAL Mission Trials When: Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. Where: Watsonville High PCAL Cypress Trials When: Tuesday, 3 p.m. Where: Pacific Grove High
18 Apr 19
International Liberty

There are two things everyone should understand about the federal budget. First, America faces a grim future because Washington spending will consume an ever-larger share of economic output because of demographic changes and poorly designed entitlement programs. Second, the problem could be easily fixed with policies – especially genuine entitlement reform – designed to limit […]

18 Apr 19
Grizzly Bomb

“Are We Having Fun Now?” Your new best friend is coming to play this June!