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~'rgressi~sive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, July 11,2001 1C i Jane Wilbanks Endowment Siler with a to assist her in ing in the Tour- National Bas- in Oahu, :nominated to par- this prestigious competition by basketball selection places five Per cent of players. Keri is raise a total of cost of her enroll- She will for the ten-day 14. excited about this I can't wait to t the court. Basket- I can't be- said. family creat- Jane Wilbanks Endowment from ins by friends, the community daughter's tragic August. Its pur- honor Emily by having a positive women's the Sierra Val- The Rotary administers girls support in ath- endeavors The endowment women by SUch things as development op- t, Purchasing training coaches and athletes, improv- ing sports facilities, and oth- er appropriate activities. It also awards at least two scholarships annually, one at Portola High School and one at Loyalton High School. Because of so many gener- ous contributions, the endow- ment currently stands at al- most $50,000. This communi- ty resource for young women will continue to grow into the future, and provide increas- ing support and assistance in perpetuity. In this initial year, $6,000 in grants and in-kind contri- butions have been made, in- cluding $3,500 in scholar- ships, $1,400 for team train- ing for the Portola girls varsi- ty basketball champs, $600 for teen leadership develop. ment, and $500 in support of Siler's Hawaii competition. Those interested in applying for a grant from the fund are encouraged to write a letter of explanation to the Rotary Club of Loyalton at P.O. Box 218, Loyalton, CA 96118. Continuing donations are always welcome from those wishing to see this fund sup- port the young women of this area into the future. Contri- butions are tax deductible and can be mailed to: Emily Jane Wilbanks Memo- rial Endowment c/o The Community Founda- tion of Western Nevada 1885 South Arlington Av. enue, Suite 103 Reno, NV 89509 Attn: ChrisAskin Photo ghwN a eor 14OO to C mlmto at a M- ,. s.,,J. bike enthusiasts for the second event at Round Resort Saturday, greeted the course in 1999, and Scenic lunch stop ffterwarcL are available Challenge most rid- experienced rid- the advanced 43- 'Urse challenging, turn back to ~C)UI'$e. brutal.- one out.f- said of the longer the event in be a 19-mile is ideal for families ride jl~lst may visually and interesting course , according to organiz- overlaps, with expanding the mountains al- the way over to oad in Canyondam. farthest end of the lrse is a panoramic Almanor. and Juice stops will be about every 10 /j md Lnd a free lunch stop Provided for the 30- and 43-mile rides. HAM radio operators will be at each stop to monitor the riders in case any emergency response is needed. Riders are invited to finish their all-dirt adventure with a wood-fired hot shower provld- ed at no cost by Round Valley Resort owners Bob and Dean- na Carter. Riders must bring their own towels. The preregistration dead- line for a discounted entry fee is Friday, July 20. There are single and family entry levels, and the first 50 riders to register will receive a free T-shirt. To register, or for more in. formation, call the Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce office at 284-6633. Round Valley Lake is locat- ed three miles from Greenville. From Highway 89, turn west on Main Street, go over the railroad tracks, then fol- low Round Valley Road for three miles up the mountain. Keep to the left up at the top, and the resort is located one more mile down the road, along the lake. Late registration and the course opening begins at 7 a.m, the day of the event. The course remains open until 4 p.m. to allow riders time to stop and enjoy the spectacular vistas. O -~ , ~ ~IL,~ Calf roping WN one of the many ant the Silver Buckle Umatod 1,SO0 c, mno to waut the event in eelebrauUon Rodeo In Tanylo --vlllle on the oa'n Day. Photos by Shannon Morrow Fourth of July, An m u mmmmm Sfx~s Edt0 Taylorsville, with a popula- tion of 154 residents in town, was besieged by 5,000 ropers and an additional 1,500 rodeo spectators last week. The 51st annual Jackpot Roping contest brought 2,500 two-person roping teams to Taylorsville June 30 through July 3. This is the largest Jackpot Roping event in the state, and will be the featured cover story in next month's issue of Roper's Sports News. Then on July 4, an addRion- al 1,500 people came to town to watch the Silver Buckle Rodeo. Over 200 competitors competed for cash prizes and silver buckles in eight differ- ent riding events. The Jackpot Roping contest didn't attract as many specta- tors as the rodeo, but it was a huge event for all the partici- pants. It's regarded as the best team-roping event in Cal- ifornia and brings competi- tors from as far away as Texas. "The Taylorsvine (roping event) is such a big deal," said organizer Mark Cuesta. "It's not commercialized at all. Everyone camps which makes it special. This is our favorite event of the year." Roping teams each paid $20 into a pot to compete in a round, and the team with the fastest time took the pot. There were several rounds each day, and the roping went from 7 a.m. to p.m. on all four days. Two hundred. steers were used. Local rancher Joe Pierce "was a big help," added Cues- ta. "Without him, it would have been tough to get things done. He takes care of a lot." The spectators didn't flood into Taylorsville until the Fourth of July, when the Sil- ver Buckle Rodeo featured cowboys on bucking broncs and bulls. Admission to the rodeo was $10 for reserve seating, $7 for general, and $3 for children. Oakdale's Billy Holland won the aLl-around cowboy award for amassing the most money and most points. Hol- land won the calf-roping com- petition and took second in steer wrestling, earning $855 and the prized silver spurs. The team roping competi- tion, with 82 teams, had bY far the most entries in the rodeo because of Jackpot Roping in the days prior. The winners of team roping, West and Cameron Moore, were also from Oakdale and won $593 each with a time of 5.1 sec- onds. In second place for team roping was Grant Lewis and Buddy Blosser, who each won $491 with a time of 6.3 sec- onds. There was a split for third place between Waco McGill and Ryan Mayfleld, of Taylorsvllle, and Blair Wheatley and Chad Parker. Both teams were timed at 6.4 seconds, and the four com- petitors earned $370 each. The next largest event was barrel racing, in which there were 39 competitors. Reno's Renee Rychebosch took first place with a time of 17.74 sec- onds, winning $470. Annette Smith (17.86 seconds) and Jesse Blanchard (17.91 sec- onds) took second and third, winning $409 and $348 respec- tively. There were 29 calf ropers. Holland won the event with a time of 9.7 seconds, earning him $627. John Walker (10.4 seconds) tied up second place for $471, and Dan Bayless (11.1 seconds) lassoed third place for $314. In women's break away roping, first-place Jessiea Miller was timed at 2.7 sec. onds for $570. Machece Howard (3.0 seconds) secured second place for $4 8, and Tori Minton (3.6 seconds) Cal tured third place and $285. Saddle bronc riders Duane Grum (75 points), Kent Hirdee (72 points) and Chris Cole- .man (69 points) earned the top three respective spots, combining for $855. The bareback riding event had 11 competitors, three of which placed. Randy Wright won with a score of 73, taking home $357. Next was Jake King who scored 72 points for $214, followed by Jimmy Cen- tone who scored 69 points for $143. Hirdes, who placed second in the saddle bronc event, won the bull riding even He scored 74 points for $452. Jim Milsap and Pemr Mlncks tied for second place with a score of 67, each earning $151. Kenny Coppine won steer wrestling with a time of 4.5 for $380. Holland, the all- around cowboy winner, took second place and $228 with a time of 4.7 seconds. Reno's Chad Etchman (4.8 seconds) won third place and $152. www.dr~3ongoN.com m,,,g u t ht ts , tmg mmU- tkm. wwo swanl, aml g doln- ws s sUvw Immk . Hole Of The Week Number I "Dragon's Lookout" Dragon keeps careful watch over his 18 holes from his highest vantage point, the tees of Hole #1, a Par 5, 456 yards - "Dragon's Lookout~. At first glance, the Dragon appears as a blend of nature and stunning design - curvaceous and allu g. You are struck by the views. 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