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00PORTS Wednesday, June 12, 1991, The Sun 9 iiiiiilUl I i ld West action at rodeo arena ull riding tops hree-day contest ltavls Moore The Sun again this year the Phil Days Rodeo will span days on the third weekend in at the Sheridan Rodeo year the rodeo falls on 14-16. year's rodeo will be sanc- by the PCRA, NPRA and the to rodeo chairman Taylor. total prize money was with a total of 197 cow- competing. prize money for this year's hasn't been determined yet it depends on the number entered, but the money to be even better than last ,]xmsors, Cen- Western Wear is giving an worth of prize money for event. will sign-up for the on June 10. They will be up to compete in team bull riding, barrel racing, bronc riding, bareback rid- steer wrestling and horse race. Rodeo Livestock of Hal- will be providing livestock for year in a row. Howell's will Using about 20 bulls and 35 for the Sheridan rodeo. has a few bulls and buck- out the national rodeo circuit. The two bulls are named "Shel- ley" and "Boy Blue." Shelley made it to the International Rodeo Finals in Oklahoma City last winter, and Boy Blue hasn't been ridden in three years, a record of about 200-0. The two famous horses were bucking horses of the year in two consecutive years. "Whiz Bang" received the honor in 1989 and "Smilin' Bob" took the award in 1990. Fourteen horses and 10 bulls from Howell's made the last Northwest Rodeo Association finals in McMinnville. In addition to the rodeo events, there will be two jackpot events before the rodeo starts on Saturday and Sunday. A cow penning contest is slated for Saturday. Teams of three cow- boys will try to pick certain cows out of a herd and get them into a pen in the least amount of time. Before the rodeo events start on Sunday there be a barrel racing jackpot, and as always the cowboy breakfast on Saturday and Sunday starting at 7 a.m. Despite the large turnouts for all three days last year, Taylor said she is expecting to see even more spec- tators this year. The rodeo will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. horses that are known through- Sunday. , ...  : ;..   ............. . . ival features four sports events lavis Moore The Sun Sheridan Days will offer events for the athlete and the enthusiast. the rodeo on Friday, Sat- and Sunday and the demoli- derby on Sunday there will be other sports or sports-related Sports card trading show will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. High School lobby. wanting to sell cards can get a table at the show for $5. Nine tables had been purchased as of Monday night. No admission will be charged at the show. For more information on the card show, chairman Pauline Elliot can be reached at 843-4894. An 8K run and two mile fun run and walk will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday starting at Chapman Grade School. Registration for both races will be from 9 to 10 a.m. There will be a $3 entry fee per runner. laskan dog pull tap Saturday 'vls Moore The SUn the most popular events of Sheridan Days will return this The Dog Pull is back after a absence from the festivi- Au00lio Books contest will be held at 1 p.m. Weigh-in and regiswa- ill be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 and there is an $8 entry fee per Bob Brasket of Pon- said all the dogs that are must be professionally be at least one year old and a weight pulling harness. will be held behind High School on the track, is no admission. pull will have six weight ranging from 35 lbs. to 121 there will be prizes in each dog must pull the weight 16 feet in 60 seconds for a successful pull. Brasket got started in pull compe- titions because he used to race sled dogs. He has been putting on pulls for 12 years; this will be his seventh time at the Phil Sheridan Days event. "The favorites in the competi- tions are usually the Alaskan Mala- mutes," he said, "This year we'll have a 172 pound Malamute that has pulled up to 4,900 pounds." Brasket said Pit Bulls seem to be the best weight pullers pound for pound, and it is mostly because of their mentality. "The owner can't do anything to encourage the dog to pull," he said. "The dog has to do it because it loves to, and for the love of the master. Most of the time it really isn't the breed of dog that counts, it's the dog's personal mentality." The 8K race will have seven age divisions for both men and women. First through third place finishers will receive ribbons, and every reg- istered runner will be eligible for prize drawings. A softball tournament will be held throughout Saturday and Sun- day starting at 8 a.m. on both days. Four teams from the West Valley Softball League are already regis- tered for the tournament. Co-chairman Marc Danieis id a few teams from Salem have expre- ssed interest in the tournament. If you have a team together and would like to enter call Daniels at 843- 3050. The games will be played at the Sheridan federal prison and Chap- man Grade School softball fields. Trophies will be Dven to the top four finishers in the tournament. Finally, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. there will be a "Fun Fly" at Chapman Grade School. Members from the Sheridan Flyers Club will be flying their radio controlled airplanes. Trainers will be on hand and the public is welcome to try flying the model planes. For more information call chairman Ken Yoder at 843-3297. Track camp opens A track and field camp will be held June 16-21 at Linfield College. For registration information, con- tact Linfield College Conferences, 1- 800-452-4176, ext. 448 or 472-4121, ext. 448. Traveling? On the Road a Lot? 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We got good shots, we just didn't hit very well, and they really outboarded us," he added. The Sparts hosted Perrydale Thursday. Sheridan took the lead from the Pirates in the second quarter and never gave it back. Spring Chinook, steelhead hitting on area rivers Spring Chinook and summer run steelhead still are hitting sand shrimp and eggs on the Big Nes- tucca, Tillamook Bay, and lower reaches of Wilson and Trask Rivers. Watch for good fishing after next good rain. Agency Creek, Willa- mina Pond, and Hebo Lake were good for hatchery planted trout over the weekend. "We had a slow start," Samples said. "Then we started rolling, and we ended up winning by about 16. Jeremy Yoder had a good game offensively and Zeke Holder did a good job at the point guard position tor us." Sheridan lost their first game to Dallas by over 25 points. The Spar- tans tried to turn that around Mon- day when they played Dallas at home but this time the locals lost by 14. Dallas held a small lead at half- time, 27-19, and ended up winning the game 48-34. "We played better this game," Samples said. "They had to press us to stay "ahead this time. When we started to pick things up we stayed with them." Dallas is a Class 3A school. Sheridan's record is now 1-3 in summer league play. Softball league begins season Littlejohn Logging, Sheridan Twins and Doug Coiton's team won the first games in the adult West Valley softball league, according to Jack Bailey, coordinator. Littlejohn crushed Red Apple Market of Willamina 14-2. Sheridan Twins won another lopsided game by beating the Sheridan Velvet Underground, 18-4. Doug Colton's team won a slug- fest, scoring a 23-19 victory over Tri- Co. )lltlon Derby on Sunday night at the Sheridan rodeo many area drivers, Iike those pictured above competed in last will offer lots of smash-em-up action. Event features year's race. Performance attracts a sellout crowd. Cowboy pits his skill against bucking bull during last year's Phil Sheridan Days rodeo. The lhroo-day event Includes 7 p.m. performances on Friday and Saturday and a i p.m. show on Sunday. Advance tickets, which Include chance on a Reno trip, are atill available trom local merchants and KIwanis Club members.