Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Brette Boesel of Brewster broke the school high jump record at the Caribou Trail League Championships earlier this month.
Boesel cleared 5-4 at the May 3 meet, breaking a school record of 5-2 owned by her cousin, Jeni Boesel.
“We also had every athlete record a personal record at the meet,” track coach Greg Austin said. “It was very nice to see our kids perform at their best when it counts.”
Shane Proctor, a Lake Roosevelt graduate now living in Mooresville, N.C., made the first cut of 50 to 25 bull riders at the Professional Bull Riders Last Cowboy Standing on May 10 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
The bull riders are competing for the top prize of $100,000.
Proctor is in good company along with brother-in-law J.B. Mauney, Marco Eguchi, L.J. Jenkins and previous Last Cowboy Standing champions Luke Snyder (2011) and Silvano Alves (2012).
Also competing are Kasey Hayes, Valdiron de Oliviera, Stormy Wing and Brant Atwood, who had to ride three bulls in one night on his way to qualifying for the next round.
They’ve all advanced, along with Douglas Duncan, Chase Outlaw and PBR World Champions Guilherme Marchi (2008), Kody Lostroh (2009) and Mike Lee (2004).
The riders are competing for the second largest payday on the 2013 Built Ford Tough Series.
The Last Cowboy Standing is the 17th stop of the 2013 Built Ford Tough Series and marks the beginning of the summer break for the 26-stop tour.
The last nine events of the season resume beginning Aug. 16-17, in Tulsa, Okla., at the BOK Center with the Tulsa Invitational.
The season will conclude at the Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas on Oct. 23-27.
The PBR World Champion will receive the coveted championship buckle, a $1 million bonus and a new pickup truck from Ford, the title sponsor of the Built Ford Tough Series.
Proctor is ranked No. 11 following the first round with 84 points.
Upper Wheeler Reservoir is open to fly fishing only starting May 18 and running through Sept. 14.
The reservoir is 11 miles southwest of Wenatchee in Chelan County.
A May 7 regulation change opened the reservoir, which had been closed.
State Department of Fish and Wildlife made arrangements with the Wenatchee Heights Reclamation District, which operates the reservoir, for the special season.
The Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers also worked on getting public access for recreational anglers under Fly Fishing Only regulations.
The agreement includes fish stocking and a land-use agreement by the state, and site maintenance by the fly club.
While there are currently 15 other Fly Fishing Only waters throughout the state, there are no such waters currently open in Chelan County.
Catch and release for trout species only. Statewide general rules for size and bag limits apply for all other game fish. The use of motors is prohibited. Anglers should consult the current sportfishing rules pamphlet for a definition of Fly Fishing Only regulations.
In Mazama, 9 to 10:30 a.m., watch out for participants in the Sunflower Iron and Relay Trail Run crossing SR 20.
Gene Bussell of Liar’s Resort in Conconully reports fishing is great.
Anglers are trolling green flies for nice rainbows and kokanee, he said of the reservoir, where the resort is, and the upper lake.
“We have had a lot fish between 12 to 20 inches long,” Bussell said. “We have a lot of fishermen fishing from the bank and the dock. Most of them are catching fish on Spring Green, Orange Twist and Florescent Yellow Power Bait.
“There have been a lot of nice rainbows caught off of the dam and where the water comes into the upper Conconully Lake.”
The Methow Valley Fly Fishing Club is working to improve the launch and upgrade camping areas at Buzzard Lake.
Funding is coming from the club, the Okanogan County Fly Fishing Club and Friends of Buzzard Lake, OCFFC minutes said.
State regional fish biologist Bob Jateff spoke, sharing information on fish at various county lakes.
That includes low water conditions continuing at Ell Lake east of Tonasket, where no fish have been planted.
All three of the county’s Blue lakes look good and Big Twin Lake in the Methow Valley contains “very healthy” 12- to 18-inch rainbows.
Perch, crappie and goldfish have been found in Big Green Lake near Okanogan.
USA TODAY High School Sports has launched its Girls Sports Month campaign, with stories on high school girls sports every weekday for the remainder of May.
The publication is asking schools to submit story ideas, photos and videos to USA TODAY High School Sports.
If any female high school athletes would like to submit a personal story of 400 words on the topic of the most rewarding and/or challenging experience of their athletic career, they will be posted on the Girls Sports Month Web page and considered for a more prominent spot on the USA TODAY HSS homepage.
In addition, the female athlete with the top story of the month will be given a regular column for USA TODAY High School Sports for the 2013-14 school year.
To submit stories, videos or photos — or for further questions, comments or concerns – you can email Suzanne Schwerer at email@example.com.
For all you watersports enthusiasts, the Jet Ski racing season begins Saturday in Lincoln City, Ore.
The inaugural Devils Lake Dash kicks off the 2013 Northwest Jet Sports Tour that ends July 20-21 at the Apple Pie Jamboree in Pateros.
Roger Harnack of Tunk Valley will be competing on the tour. His 11-year-old daughter, Olivia, will miss the first race, but will be on the water at Pateros for the season-ender.
I put an odd looking fish in the column a while back, and Carol Coleman Oroville says it looks like an armored catfish.
Coleman relied on information found at fishbase.com.
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