Eagles notes: Barrel racers prosper at Sheridan rodeo
SHERIDAN, Wyo. -- The Chadron State College rodeo team had a few good things happen at the rodeo hosted by Sheridan College last weekend, but didn't prosper as much as was hoped.
Two barrel racers led the way. Shailey McAbee of Hyannis finished fifth with runs of 17.99 and 18.09 and Sierra Lee of Rhame, N.D., by way of Harding County High at Buffalo, S.D., was sixth in 17.95 and 18.16.
Tanner Whetham of Morrill and his team roping partner, Cameron Jensen of Casper College, were fifth in the first go-round of that event in 6.7 seconds, but had a no time in the finals. Since other teams had a similar situation, Whetham and Jensen were fifth in the overall standings.
Colten Storer of Arthur was the runner-up in the opening go-round of tie down roping in 9.9 seconds, but he didn't catch the calf in the finals. Kaden Clark of Yoder, Wyo., made it to the finals of goat tying with runs of 7.6 and 7.9 seconds. However, that was not fast enough to place among the top six and earn points.
The goat tying was won by another cowgirl with a Yoder address, Haiden Thompson, formerly of Whitney. Her times were 6.8 and 6.5 seconds.
Lamar College in southern Colorado will host the Central Rocky Mountain Region rodeo this weekend.
Eagles host Metro State and Colorado Christian
CHADRON, Neb. – October 5,2022 – The Chadron State College volleyball team will look to rebound from last weekend as it hosts #2 Metro State (15-1, 8-0 RMAC) on Friday, October 7th, and Colorado Christian (10-7, 5-3 RMAC) Saturday October 8th, at the Chicoine Center.
The Eagles are coming off two matches where they were swept by New Mexico Highlands and Adams State, which dropped their RMAC record 5-3.
The CSC team is coming off one of its worst offensive performances against New Mexico Highlands with a hitting percentage of .042. The team hit .228 against Adams State last Saturday.
Metro State has hit .287 on the season which leads the RMAC, but coming off two straight matches where they hit over.400. They are led by Mikayla McClinton who is hitting .375 on the season, with Delaney Eckhardt is not too far behind with a .357 hitting percentage. The Roadrunners have six players hitting over .300 this season.
Rylee Hladky is second in the RMAC in kills with 186, which helps put Metro fifth in the RMAC with 733 kills as a team.
The offense will rely on Adams more on the offensive attack, as she still leads the team with a .311 hitting percentage.
The Roadrunners have allowed a .115 hitting percentage against them so far this season.
The Eagles are still looking for their first win against Metro State since 2004.
On Saturday night, which the team has designated a Pink Out Night, the Eagles will face the Cougars from Colorado Christian.
The Cougars are coming off a weekend where they split their matches. They hit .291 in a win against Black Hills, and .237 in a loss against South Dakota Mines. On the season they have been hitting .240, which is fifth in the RMAC. They are led by Lilly Woods who has been hitting .338 on the season, which puts her third in the RMAC.
They also rank fifth in the RMAC for total kills, where Libby Goodman leads the team and the league with 234.
The Eagles have faced top hitters before, but they've had good answers against them so far this season.
The Eagles rank second in the RMAC for digs with 992.
CSC is looking to snap an eight match losing streak against the Cougars this weekend.
Hall of Fame Ceremony next weekend
CHADRON, Neb -- October 5, 2022 -- The annual Chadron State College Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony and Dinner will take place next Saturday, October 15, at 6 p.m. in the CSC Student Center Ballroom. Tickets may now be purchased online at ChadronEagles.com/tickets. Dinner is $20 for adults and $15 for children 18 years and under. Children seven and under are also $15 as long as they are served their own dinner plate.
Ten former Eagles greats are selected for induction next Saturday. Other than last year's class, which was comprised of 2020 and 2021 selections combined, it is the largest group since 2015.
In alphabetical order, this year's induction ceremony is to honor the following: Longtime radio broadcaster and former "Voice of the Eagles" John Axtell, football defensive back Mitch Barry, track and field long sprinter Joel Duffield, football quarterback Shawn Eisenreich, football wide receiver Bryce Flammang, football defensive end Casey Haldeman, women's basketball forward Bec Kyba, rodeo breakaway roper Jennifer Nelson, foorball offensive lineman Layne Sievers, and track and field thrower Jaqueline Wells.
If online ticketing is not an option, guests may contact Angie Poitra at [email protected] or 308-432-7005.