Collegiate stars shine

By Barbara Boxleitner
Posted 4/23/19

Tacy Webb doesn't get to practice her rodeo skills as often as she once did.

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Collegiate stars shine


Tacy Webb doesn't get to practice her rodeo skills as often as she once did.

So the Madisonville High School graduate was plenty happy when she won the breakaway roping at the Texas A&M University event in March.

"I was excited about it," said the junior at Sam Houston State University, who tied for second.

Webb has not been able to practice regularly because she is in nursing school. She said she had a 12-hour clinical April 16 but was able to ride her horse the next day to exercise him.

She credited him for her doing so well at the Texas A & M rodeo. "He makes it a lot easier," she said. "He knows how to do his job."

Webb said that in the short round, she didn't like the calf because he was a runner. She adjusted her strategy for her turn. "It made me rope more aggressively," she said.

As of April 8, she wasn't among the top 15 in breakaway roping in the Southern Region yet was ranked 14th in goat tying.

Though she will not advance in either to the College National Finals Rodeo, she may get to attend if the team qualifies. The women ranked third with one event remaining.

More women's rodeo

Sonora Schueneman of Texas A&M finished seventh in goat tying at the Texas A & M event. She is from North Zulch High.


University of Texas at Tyler pitcher Kasey Williamson allowed two hits in three scoreless innings of relief against East Central. The freshman out of Madisonville High struck out two.

Another from the Mustangs, freshman pitcher Bryce Bennett had an 8.74 earned run average in 12 relief appearances for Cisco College.

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor freshman catcher Will Hudson had a perfect fielding percentage in 10 chances. The former Mustang was hitless in four at-bats.

Men's outdoor track and field

Stephen F. Austin State University senior Tanner Parks placed 13th in the 400-meter run at the Leon Johnson meet. The Normangee resident finished in a personal best of 52.09 seconds.

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