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High school rodeo held in Burns


Top: From left: Brady White, Ty Taylor, Lindsey Taylor, Zane Taylor, GW Clark, Kaden Greenfield, Tea Recanzone, and Adam White. Not pictured: TC Hammack, Cashe Davis, Alex Defenbaugh, and Chase Joyce. (Photo by LINDSEY WYLIE) Bottom: TC Hammack busts out of the chute in team roping. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

The Harney County High School Rodeo Team  hosted a two-day rodeo at the Harney County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21.

Members of the Harney County team from Burns High School are Lindsey Taylor, Zane Taylor, Brady White, and Tea Recanzone; those from Crane Union High School are Cashe Davis, TC Hammack, Alex Defenbaugh, and Chase Joyce; GW Clark from Monument High School; and Kaden Greenfield of Lakeview.

On the first day of competition, Z. Taylor placed sixth in the tie down roping (15.70), GW Clark was third in steer wrestling (14.03), L.Taylor placed eighth in barrel racing

(18.254), and in team roping, White (heeler) and Blake Haigh (header) placed third (8.28), and L. Taylor (header) and Z. Taylor (heeler) finished eighth (12.81).

Lindsey Taylor makes the final turn in barrel racing.(Photo by RANDY PARKS)

On the second day of action, Hammack (header) and Davis (heeler) took first in team roping (12.74), Alex Defenbaugh (header) and his draw partner were seventh (29.91), Z. Taylor finished sixth in steer wrestling (29.19), and L. Taylor placed ninth in goat tying (9.08).

A junior high rodeo was held May 19-20 in conjunction with the high school rodeo. Competing from Hines Middle School were Adam White and Ty Taylor. Results of the junior high rodeo were not available by press time.

Randy Parks

Randy was born in Iowa, and spent most of his life growing up in the Hawkeye State. After a few years in college, he settled in Idaho for a decade, skiing, golfing, and working at Sun Valley Resort. He married in 1985, completed broadcast school, and moved to Harney County in 1989 to work for KZZR. After 16 years of on-air work, he left the radio station and went to work for the Burns Times-Herald.

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