Rec notes — EV pair qualify for prep rodeo nationals

May 30, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — East Valley’s Robyn van der Merwe and Sierra Bryan have qualified for the National High School Rodeo this summer in Rock Springs, Wyo. Bryan qualified in Barrel racing while van der Merwe advanced in Barrel racing, Girls cutting and Target shooting. Through 20 rodeos during the school year and capped by the [...]

Creating ‘wow’: Through cloning, genetic strategy Gary Long eyes the perfect bull

April 4, 2012 by  

NACHES, Wash. — The young bull in the chute is decidedly unhappy as the rider is strapped into place on his back, making his outrage clear with every snort and shudder.   PHOTO GALLERY Click here for more photos from this event. SPACER Click here for information on purchasing photos. The instant the gate opens [...]

04/04/12 Let ’R Buck-Long Ranch photo gallery

April 3, 2012 by  

Photos from the Let ’R Buck-Long Ranch in Naches, Wash. All photos by Sara Gettys of the Yakima Herald-Republic.

Local report: CWU fastpitch salvages split to end five-game skid

March 26, 2012 by  

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Heidy Wells threw a complete-game five-hitter and went 2 for 3 at the plate to help Central Washington beat Western Washington 6-1 in the second game of their GNAC fastpitch doubleheader Monday. Central (8-11 GNAC, 9-15 overall), which lost the opener 5-0, ended a five-game losing streak with the second-game victory. Jen Schwartz [...]

Prosser bull Buckey charges up PBR ranks

March 23, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — If you want to see the latest great athlete from Prosser on television, turn to KIMA at 9 a.m. Sunday. And no, we’re not talking about Kellen Moore this time. Boise State played its bowl game nearly three months ago. But the Professional Bull Riders season is in full swing — and [...]

Rodeo: Alires wins saddle bronc title

October 2, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Moxee’s Danny Alires won the saddle bronc title Saturday at the Pro-West Rodeo Finals at Frank Beard Arena at State Fair Park. Alires was the only rider to record a qualified ride on both days. Colby Reilly of Ephrata won the bull-riding title. First-day leader Laine Baze of Goldendale fell to third [...]

Local report: Goldendale’s Baize starts well

October 1, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Bull rider Laine Baize of Goldendale had the best ride of the opening night of the Pro-West Rodeo finals, an 81-pointer at Frank Beard Arena in State Fair Park that topped season points leader Colby Reilly of Ephrata. Season leaders Jacob Stacy in saddle bronc and Noah Bayes in bareback continued their [...]

Rodeo: Pro-West circuit rides into Yakima

September 29, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Team-roping healer Brent Falon of Yakima and his partner, header Shane Erickson of Terrebonne, Ore., will try to hold off brothers Jason and Jake Minor of Ellensburg for the Pro-West Rodeo season championship at the circuit’s finale this weekend at the Central Washington State Fair. Those are just a few of the [...]

Rides to remember for DeMoss, Blanchard

September 5, 2011 by  

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Neither Cody DeMoss nor Sydni Blanchard had any reason, really, to expect anything memorable out of Monday’s championship round at the Ellensburg Rodeo beyond the simple fact that each had reached it. Then, just for the record, they made it into the venerable rodeo’s record book. DeMoss has reached the National Final [...]

9/6/11 Ellensburg Rodeo photo gallery

September 5, 2011 by  

Photos from Monday’s finals of the Ellensburg Rodeo in Ellensburg, Wash. All photos by Sara Gettys of the Yakima Herald-Repulic.

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