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  • Boots and Saddles

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Aug 12, 2015

    Boots and Saddles held their final event of the season and with that came fancy new buckles. One winner, six-year-old Chance Pierce participated in many of the events including barrel, key and arena races. But he took home a few prizes, including a halter, a buckle and money after placing first in the short pattern horse event. When asked about the money he won, he said he won $80. "I don't know," Pierce said after being asked about his plans for his new bounty. "Buy something that was really...

  • Rodeo News for May 13, 2015

    May 13, 2015

    Local Girls compete at College Rodeo in Great Falls Kiana Simonson, rodeos for the University of Montana, in Missoula. She competed in Barrel Racing, posting a 13.39 time to take her into the short go. She bested that time with a 13.32 putting her 7th in the round, and splitting 5th in the average. Jessie Orahood, rodeoing for Dawson Cummunity College, Glendive, competed in Breakaway Roping, Team Roping, and Goat Tying. Jessie had a 4.5, in Breakaway, and in Goats, an 8.4. Justinn Marshall, rodeoing for the University of Montana Western,...

  • Stroh shows great promise in first year of Saddle Bronc riding

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Aug 6, 2014

    Like father, like son is an overused cliche. For example, both of Michael Jordan's sons played basketball in college but neither lived up to the hype as their father did. Many sports can be taught. Rodeo is in the blood. Hailing from Dickinson, ND, 17-year-old Boyd Stroh is the son of Shawn and Shannon Stroh. Shawn has been a part of the National Finals Rodeo for 26 years. Boyd took the Phillips County Fair by storm this year. In a stable full of horses with plenty of attitude, Stroh was the onl... Full story

  • Masserly, BIshop win matching trailers at Yost National Team Roping Tour

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jul 30, 2014

    Seeing someone else around town with the same exact vehicle you drive can be off-putting. Unless of course you won that vehicle. While Kolby Messerly and Jace Bishop didn't necessarily win matching pickup trucks, they did win matching horse trailers at the 2014 Ty Yost National Team Roping Tour in Billings On July 19. It just goes to show that Malta's Crossfire series features championship caliber riders. The Bishop/ Messerly duo picked each other as teammates for the event. "We could pick or... Full story

  • 4-H: RJ Burnham shows great poise in first year of Horse showing

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jul 30, 2014

    The beautiful thing about 4-H competitions are the fact that young or old the participant can do well. Jeret Warren, a senior at Whitewater High and RJ Burnham, a ten-year-old Saco resident, have a major age gap, but both of them won the title Grand Champion at the 2014 Phillips County 4-H Horse Show. Jeret, a ten year 4-H participant, sponsored by Todd and Carol Smith, won first place in Senior Showmanship and was a grand champion in the Ranch Horse IV category. Warren fared well considering... Full story

  • Young Cole Hould among top placers in heeling after event four

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jul 23, 2014

    Cole Hould isn't your typical 12 year old athlete. In a world ruled by sports like basketball and football, young Hould is a roper. Though he is from Havre and isn't a Phillips county resident, he is roping well. According to his mother Ruby Hould, Cole has been riding horses since the age of three or four. At his age today, Hould is the youngest of the Crossfire summer series team ropers, but age isn't anything but a number. Hould was brought into the sport of team roping last year after he... Full story

  • Lund couple both in standings; Simonson leads headers

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jul 16, 2014

    They say a couple that plays together stays together, and in this futuristic age where many couples bond over texting and video games, Logan and Lindsey Lund team rope. Every once in a while on the same team. The couple was seen at the third event in this summer's Crossfire team roping series, which was held at Trafton Park last Wednesday, July 9. Logan Lund has been competing in rodeo events since he was 13 years old. How good has he been over the years? "It put me through college. I got... Full story

  • Shayne and Shane lead headers after two events

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jul 2, 2014

    The Crossfire Roping Club kicked off it’s season, last Wednesday at the Trafton Rodeo Arena. The six week event features headers and heelers from all around Phillips County. Though event one was supposed to start last Wednesday, June, 18, it was rained out. Therefore, the club hosted both events one and two last Wednesday. Through those two events the top three headers are Shayne Bishop, who has 29 points, Shane Anderson with 27 and Matt Simonson, with 19 points. Top three heelers include Ken S... Full story

  • Malta's first open rodeo in a decade is a success

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jul 2, 2014

    About 220 Men, women and children of all ages were present at the open rodeo held at the Pavilion last Friday. Originally the rodeo was supposed to be at Trafton Park, but due to Malta's Thursday afternoon shower, mud and mosquitoes called for a venue change. The event featured broncs from Jimmy Orahood (Malta), bulls from AJ Crasco (South Lodgepole) and roping stock from Dwayne Ozark (Vandalia). It was the first open rodeo in the last ten years since the Mont./Can. Rodeo. "I'm hoping to be... Full story

  • Photos from Boots and Saddles in Malta on Saturday

    Jun 18, 2014

    See Boots and Saddles interviews and results next week in the PCN.... Full story

  • Blaine County Kids' Rodeo set for July 10

    Jun 18, 2014

    The Blaine County High School Rodeo Club is sponsoring the Blaine County Kids’ Rodeo for those 18-years-old and under as part of the Blaine County Fair on Thursday, July 10 at 5 p.m. Entries are due by July 3. Entry forms can be picked up at the following businesses: E-Z Mart in Harlem, The Journal in Chinook, The Kwik Stop in Fort Belknap, Norman’s in Havre, Kimber Border Bar and Grill in Turner, West Side Self Service in Malta and the Mountaineer in Big Sandy. For Further information, call Dan and Sandy McNeill at 406-357-... Full story

  • Local Cowgirl qualifies in two events for CNFR

    May 14, 2014

    Justinn Marshall, Saco, rodeos for the University of Montana Western, at Dillon. The last college rodeo of the regular season was held this past weekend in Missoula. Justinn ended the year with 463 points in Breakaway Roping which placed her 1st. She was awarded a beautiful buckle and saddle. Marshall came into the final rodeo sitting 4th in Goat Tying. She split 1st in the long go, with a 9.0, then placed 3rd in the short go with a 9.5, which also put her 3rd in the average. She ended up with total points of 592.5, which bumped her into 3rd... Full story

  • Rodeo News

    May 7, 2014

    Justinn Marshall competed at the Great Falls College rodeo this past weekend, held in the Four Seasons Arena. Going into the short go on Saturday night, she was splitting 3rd in Goat Tying with a time of 7.5. She beat that time with a 7.4, placing her 1st in the short go, and also winning the average. Next week-end, in Missoula, is the last rodeo before Nationals.... Full story

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