Pioneer Reunion Rodeo pays more than $22,000 to winners

Henrietta FFA scramblers compete during Thursday night's performance of the Pioneer Reunion Rodeo. Henrietta won the overall FFA Calf Scramble title.

The Clay County Pioneer Reunion Rodeo paid out more than $22,000 in winnings over three performances Sept. 19, 20 and 21, including $499 to Skee Burkes of Henrietta, who took second place in ranch bronc. Results are as follows: Bareback First, Bill Tutor, 87 … [Read more...]

Local competitors fare well in youth rodeo association finals

MRCA finalists are Ace Hand, Dane Lancaster, Rilee Grace Parker, Hadley Gee, Tater Jordan, Dally Parker, Kat Hand, Rexa Hand and Katie Jo Blanscet.

Nine area cowboys and cowgirls competed in all three go-rounds of the Mid-South Youth Rodeo Cowboys Association finals Aug. 30-Sept. 2 in Duncan, Okla. The top 15 in each event qualify for the finals. Ace Hand of Deer Creek placed seventh in all-around, finishing … [Read more...]

Laycee Collins earns spot on Oklahoma Panhandle State rodeo team

Laycee Feature

During her freshman year at Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Laycee Collins has earned a spot on the rodeo team and is competing in barrels, goat tying and break-a-way roping. Rodeo Hall of Fame members Craig Latham and Robert Etbauer coach the Oklahoma Panhandle … [Read more...]

Mikayla Collins named 2013 Young County Rodeo Queen

Mikayla Feature

Mikayla Collins, an eighth grader at Henrietta Junior high, was crowned the 2013 Knights of Columbus Young County Rodeo Queen on April 6 during the 11th annual Young County Rodeo in Graham. Contestants were judged on horsemanship, personality, speech, modeling and … [Read more...]

Burkes takes top roping honors in Mississippi AQHA show

Skee Burkes with Amigo

Skee Burkes, a sophomore at Henrietta High School, was the grand champion youth division heeler and the reserve champion header at the Dixie National Stock Show and Quarter Horse Show in Jackson, Miss. Burkes showed his horse, Lenas Wright Shawnee, “Amigo,” to the … [Read more...]

Gee Ranch team wins Paul T. Morgan ranch rodeo

Rowdy Seward, Mickey Gee and Chris Littlefield wrestle a steer roped by teammate Jeff Hilton in the double mugging. The four men, riding for the Gee Ranch, won the Paul T. Memorial Ranch Rodeo held Oct. 6 at the Henrietta Cowboy Church Arena. (Photo courtesy Dee Ann Littlefield)

Gee Ranch team members Mickey Gee, Rowdy Seward, Jeff Hilton and Chris Littlefield won first place buckles in Saturday’s Paul T. Morgan Memorial Ranch Rodeo. The event is held annually at the Cowboy Church Arena and benefits a local individual or family involved in … [Read more...]

Mikayla Graham wins grand and reserve in cutting; sister Layton eighth

Sisters Layton and Mikayla Graham of Bluegrove competed Friday in the youth division of the RCHA ranch cutting at the Texas Ranch Ranch Roundup.

Mikayla Graham won grand champion of the youth division at the Texas Ranch Roundup RCHA ranch cutting on Peppy J Sonitlena In Wichita Falls Friday, Aug. 17. She also won reserve champion on Woody Lu Who. Layten Graham placed eighth at her first ranch cutting on … [Read more...]

Skee Burkes a finalist at American Quarter Horse World Show

Skee Burkes

Skee Burkes, a sophomore at Henrietta High School, was a finalist at the 2012 Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City, Okla., Aug. 3-11. In his first year to enter the AQHA competition, Burkes qualified for … [Read more...]

Mickey Gee’s last rodeo: Dean champion retires from steer wrestling

Mickey Gee competes in the seventh performance of the Calgary Stampede. Gee threw his steer in 4.0 seconds to split first place in the go-round. (Photo by Mike Copeman Photography)

By Kathy FloydPioneer SentinelMickey Gee has wrestled his last steer. The champion steer wrestler from Dean announced that his performance at the Calgary Stampede July 16 was his last rodeo. Although Gee was not able to participate in the $100,000 round because of a … [Read more...]

Gee closes Stampede competition, career on Saturday

Mickey Gee

Mickey Gee of Dean wrapped up his professional steer wrestling career Saturday, competing for a wildcard spot in Sunday’s Calgary Stampede finals. Gee finished Saturday’s performance with a score of 5.7 for a 9th place finish in the go-round. The top three places … [Read more...]