Back in the saddle: Barrel racer overcomes painful accident

Published Wednesday, January 31, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

As barrel racer Amberleigh Moore prepared to compete in the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo on Saturday, she had to work through fearful thoughts.

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Pearson turns in top time at Fort Worth

Published Wednesday, January 24, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

A prize-winning, bulldogging run at the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo is made up of a talented cowboy, a remarkable horse and a steer that's willing to go down without a lot of resistance.

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Schuster wins barrel racing title

Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

When barrel racer Tiany Schuster competed at the recent Texas Circuit Finals in Waco, the North Texas cowgirl thrived on being consistent.

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Bronc riders duel for title on Texas Circuit

Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

The bareback riding title race throughout the recent Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Texas Circuit Finals in Waco was a showdown between two accomplished riders who reside in the southern part of the state.

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Cooper follows in father’s footsteps

Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

In 2017, rodeo fans witnessed the crowning of a new world all-around champion and two pro bull riders topping $1 million in total earnings.

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Talented athletes compete on collegiate and pro circuits

Published Wednesday, December 27, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

Imagine a super talented receiver playing football for Texas Tech on Saturday and then suiting up for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

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Cooper captures first all-around title; Former Decatur resident jumps Brazile for crown

Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

Tuf Cooper has become famous for turning in blistering times in tie-down roping on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit in recent years.

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Rodeo: Holding on – Miller wins Junior NFR title

Rodeo: Holding on – Miller wins Junior NFR title

Published Saturday, December 16, 2017
By Richard Greene

Needing a solid ride in the short-go Monday, Hadley Miller kept with the same strategy that has served him well throughout his young career.

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Brazile adds to all-around lead

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

Though Trevor Brazile entered this month's Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas leading the world all-around title race, the legendary cowboy said he must rope aggressively throughout the 10-day rodeo in order to claim the coveted gold buckle.

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Rodeo: Riding to Vegas – Bailey to compete in junior national finals

Rodeo: Riding to Vegas – Bailey to compete in junior national finals

Published Saturday, December 9, 2017
By Richard Greene

As a budding barrel racer, Carsyn Bailey's grandfather bought her a horse in Kansas "sight unseen."

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All in the family: Young rodeo stars follow in parents’ footsteps

Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017
By Racey Burden

For the Lee twins, rodeo is in their blood.

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Brazile eyes all-around title as finals begin

Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

Superstar roper Trevor Brazile will enter this month's Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas with the lead in the world all-around title race after thriving during last month's National Finals Steer Roping in Mulvane, Kan.

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NCHA Futurity underway in Fort Worth

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

In the world of western riding sports, Fort Worth is well known for accommodating high-profile cutting horse shows.

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Wing wins inaugural PBR Global Cup

Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

Veteran Stormy Wing of Dalhart earned $85,544 at the inaugural PBR Global Cup on Nov. 10-11 in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Brazile moves to top of world rankings; Decatur cowboy takes second in steer roping

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association's top 15 steer ropers from the 2017 regular season saddled up over the past weekend for the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping in Mulvane, Kan., which is in the Wichita area.

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Lockwood wins PBR world title, beats Lee’s record

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

Twenty-year-old Jess Lockwood of Volborg, Mont., became the youngest cowboy to clinch a world title on the Professional Bull Riders circuit and received a $1 million bonus as the 2017 World Finals concluded its five-day run Sunday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Cooper to wear No. 1 at NFR

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

For the first time in his career, three-time world champion Tuf Cooper, a former Decatur resident who lives in Weatherford, will wear the No. 1 back number at the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

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Kolbaba takes lead in world title race

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

Derek Kolbaba clinched the title at last weekend's Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series tour stop in San Jose, Calif., and catapulted to the lead in the 2017 world title race.

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Local clinches PBR event title

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

A rookie was in the spotlight at last weekend's Professional Bull Riders tour stop in Raleigh, N.C.

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Cooper ranked first in world all-around standings

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

Throughout pro rodeo's National Finals this year, Texas competitors will receive lots of attention. Going into the National Finals, six of the 10 world title races will be led by a competitor with a Texas residence.

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