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Jim Bowie Days rodeo has close competition

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The crowd recognizes the colors during the national anthem at the Jim Bowie Days rodeo celebration in Bowie on Friday night.

The Jim Bowie Days three night rodeo celebration entertained crowds at the Bowie Rodeo grounds last week.
T-N-T Rodeo produced and provided the stock and it was sanctioned by the United Professional Rodeo Association for the seventh straight year.
What makes the rodeo stand out is it is one of the largest in the state that encourages amateur athletes to compete against professionals from the UPRA circuit.
At the end of three nights of competition, results for the top of the leaderboard in each event are in and cash was distributed.
In bareback riding, it was the one event where first place was split by two riders. Zach Hibler and Kash Loyd both scored a ride of 80.
In barrel racing, Rhyan Brough finished at the top of a competitive field as the top seven riders who earned money all timed in under 18 seconds. Her time of 17.451 seconds was only nine thousandths of a second faster than second place.
The breakaway roping event also was close and won by Delani Beatty. Her fastest successful catch was 2.42 seconds, which was only .11 faster than second place. The eight competitors who finished in the money all had catches clocking in under three seconds.
The team roping event was won by the team Jake Cooper and Kyle Crick. Their fastest time was 4.54 seconds. It edged out second place by .27 of a second, but was more than a second ahead of the rest of the field.
Case Stone won the steer wrestling event. His time of 3.8 seconds was three tenths of a second faster than second place as he was the only competitor to finish under four seconds.
The calf roping, or tie-down-roping event also was close. Spence Barney won with a time of 8.5 seconds, which was just a tenth of a second faster than second place and two tenths of a second better than third.
In ranch bronc riding, Aaron Urich won the event with a ride of 76.5 points. In saddle bronc riding, Benny Proffitt won the event, with the only ride above 80 points, scoring 80.5 points on his best ride.
In the final event of the night, bull riding was competitive and went down to the wire. With four riders scoring 80 or more, it was Noah Lee (88) that just finished ahead of second place Vitor Losnake (87.5).

For full results from all events of the competitors who finished in the money as well as more pictures, pick up a copy of the mid-week edition of the Bowie News.

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Firecracker 5K welcomes 100 runners on July 4th

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Saint Jo’s Firecracker 5K welcomed 100 runners for its 16th year on July 4th.
According to runsignup.com, Old Jo’s Firecracker 5K saw 100 runners of all ages register to kick off in downtown Saint Jo.
Brayden Willett, 14, Nocona, was the top male finisher with a time of 19:02.6. Sarah Rainey, 35, Saint Jo, was the top female finisher with 21:47.1.
In the male nine and under division, I. Miller, nine, Muenster, repeated his first place win from 2023 with at time of 34:52.8. E. Thomas, eight, no town listed, also repeated her win with a time of 31:58.5.
Emry Raney-Cavnar, 14, Ardmore, OK, won the male 10-14 group and E. Christensen, 11, Decatur, took the female race. In the male 15-19 division Luke Gehrig, 17, Muenster, won, while Sophia Christensen, 15, Decatur, took the ladies’ title.

See all the results and more photos in the weekend Bowie News.

Special appreciation to Jennifer Gaston Panther Photography for use of her photos.

Brayden Willett, 14, Nocona, was the top male finisher in the Firecracker 5K.
Sarah Rainey, 35, Saint Jo, came in as the top female finisher in the Firecracker 5K.
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MLB All Star Week underway Metroplex

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Major League Baseball and the Texas Rangers have planned a full week of activities for 2024 All-Star Week taking place in Arlington, Fort Worth and the North Texas region from July 12-16.
The 94th Midsummer Classic will be played at Globe Life Field on July 16, marking the second All-Star Game to be hosted by the Rangers following the 1995 All-Star Game at The Ballpark in Arlington.
HBCU Swingman Classic: July 12
All-Star Commissioner’s Cup: July 12- July 15
Jennie Finch Classic: July 12-15.
All-Star Village: July 13-16
All-Star Futures Game: July 13
All-Star Celebrity Softball: July 13
MLB Draft Opening Night: July 14
Home Run Derby: July 15
All-Star Red Carpet Show:July 16
MLB All-Star Game presented: July 16

Read the full story in the weekend Bowie News.

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Bullfighter starts early training for his future dream job

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By JORDAN NEAL
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When most young kids get into rodeo, the craziest ones might be lucky enough to ride small bucking horses and maybe bulls in their late teens.
Then there is 12-year-old Riggin Garrett, who is already pursuing what he hopes is his future career as a bullfighter. It is a dream he began trying out several years ago at rodeos in and around this county.
This is not the Spanish variation of bullfighting where they end up killing the bull, this is “freestyle bullfighting” which is more popular in America. Here bullfighters attempt to make the bull look a fool, using their athleticism to barely dodge them, put their hats on their heads, leap over them and sometimes use a barrel as a prop. They also work as protection for the cowboys during the bull riding to help save bucked off riders.
In competition, both the bullfighter and the bull are judged after a 60-70 second encounter with points scored due to the various maneuvers pulled off.
Garrett is the son of Keysha Avens and Shane Garrett, and will be going into seventh grade at Saint Jo. As long as he can remember, Garrett has always been interested in bullfighting.

Read the full feature in the mid-week Bowie News.

Top Photo by J. Kelley Photography.

CORRECTION – In the mid-week Bowie News, the photographer for the picture on the top of page 1B was misidentified. The photo came from J. Kelley Photography, not Andre Silva as stated. We apologize for this error.

Riggin Garrett with Bullfighter Cody Webster. (Courtesy photo)
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