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Final results from the National High School Rodeo Finals for SD, ND, MT, NE and WY competitors

Final Average Standings for competitors from Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Wyoming. We will add the girls’ cutting results when the official results are available from NHSRA.

Barrel Racing

4. (MT) Lacey Lawrence, Jordan, Mont., 52.777

5. (MT) Alexis McDonald, Gardiner, Mont., 52.788

7. (WY) Jordan Morman, Gillette, Wyo., 53.137

8. (ND) Kiarra Reiss, Dickinson, N.D., 53.175

9. (ND) Trista Hovde, Sidney, Mont., 53.179

20. (WY) Maddie Fantaskey, Worland, Wyo., 59.435

44. (WY) Rayne Grant, Wheatland, Wyo., 36.451

55. (NE) Madison Mills, Eddyville, Neb., 36.594

78. (NE) Elle Ravenscroft, Nenzel, Neb., 37.175

79. (NE) Jenae Whitaker, Chambers, Neb., 37.243

98. (SD) Jaycie West, New Underwood, S.D., 37.686

107. (ND) Kenzie Homelvig, Rhame, N.D., 38.311

124. (WY) Ashlyn Goven, Rozet, Wyo., 40.264

128. (MT) Chalee Harms, Miles City, Mont., 40.678

131. (NE) Taci Flinn, Arcadia, Neb., 40.975

132. (MT) Laney Johnson, Havre, Mont., 41.151

145. (SD) Layni Stevens, St. Lawrence, S.D., 41.819

166. (SD) Piper Cordes, Wall, S.D., 45.49

174. (SD) Landry Haugen, Sturgis, S.D., 47.213

177. (ND) Kelly Bang, Killdeer, N.D., 49.814

Bareback Riding

2. (MT) Sam Petersen, Helena, Mont., 232.5

3. (MT) Kaleb Norstrom, East Helena, Mont., 231.5

12. (WY) Roedy Farrell, Thermopolis, Wyo., 213.5

15. (MT) Spur Owens, Helena, Mont., 211

18. (SD) Devon Moore, Clear Lake, S.D., 149

19. (SD) Kashton Ford, Sturgis, S.D., 146

22. (SD) Cooper Filipek, Rapid City, S.D., 134

24. (NE) Spencer DeNaeyer, Seneca, Neb., 132

25. (ND) Treven Coonradt, Dickinson, N.D., 128.5

28. (SD) Reece Reder, Fruitdale, S.D., 126

32. (WY) Jaspur Brower, Big Piney, Wyo., 121

36. (NE) Cole Kerner, Sutherland, Neb., 110

38. (MT) Will Norstrom, East Helena, Mont., 83

41. (WY) Tuker Carricato, Saratoga, Wyo., 67

50. (ND) Chance Isaak, Richardton, N.D., 58

53. (NE) Tate Miller, Springview, Neb., 56

56. (ND) Cayden Kling, Belfield, N.D., 53

Boys’ Cutting

10. (MT) Ryatt Fraser, Fromberg, Mont., 418

12. (NE) Cody Miller, Broken Bow, Neb., 417

15. (ND) Colter Martin, Beulah, N.D., 410.5

22. (NE) Cooper Bass, Brewster, Neb., 277

27. (SD) Trey Fuller, Faith, S.D., 276

38. (WY) Joseph Hayden, Gilllete, Wyo., 272

41. (MT) Walker Story, Dillon, Mont., 271

41. (WY) Tryce Jolovich, Gillette, Wyo., 271

46. (SD) Jace Ullerich, Humboldt, S.D., 269

47. (WY) Cody Boller, Weston, Wyo., 268

47. (NE) Hayden Jennings, Seneca, Neb., 268

47. (NE) Bo Bushhousen, St. Libory, Neb., 268

51. (MT) Colton Turbiville, Rhame, N.D., 267

55. (MT) Kasey Forum, Nashua, Mont., 264

55. (WY) Keyton Hayden, Gillette, Wyo., 264

55. (SD) Carter Fortune, Quinn, S.D., 264

65. (ND) Sean Christensen, Sidney, Mont., 259

66. (ND) Jayden Morgan, Baldwin, N.D., 256

67. (SD) Caden Stoddard, Norris, S.D., 254

69. (ND) Parker Sandstrom, Ray, N.D., 250

Breakaway Roping

15. (NE) Jace Hurlburt, Arcadia, Neb., 5.69

19. (ND) Kiarra Reiss, Dickinson, N.D., 6.08

34. (WY) Tavy Leno, Sheridan, Wyo., 8.38

41. (MT) Murphy Gaasch, Dillon, Mont., 15.57

59. (MT) Haven Wolstein, Helena, Mont., 2.53

62. (SD) T. Merrill, Wall, S.D., 2.61

64. (NE) Wacey Day, Fleming, Colo., 2.64

66. (SD) Chloe Herren, Crooks, S.D., 2.7

80. (NE) Tehya From, Crookston, Neb., 2.89

81. (MT) Erin McGinley, Bozeman, Mont., 2.91

87. (SD) Saydee Heath, Colome, S.D., 3.04

99. (NE) Jaya Nelson, Bassett, Neb., 3.42

114. (ND) Kelly Bang, Killdeer, N.D., 4.46

Bull Riding

3. (WY) Brody Hasenack, Jackson, Wyo., 166.5

13. (ND) Brody Nelson, Minot, N.D., 76

13. (MT) Caden Fitzpatrick, Polson, Mont., 76

21. (SD) Thayne Elshere, Hereford, S.D., 73

25. (NE) Hunter Boydston, Grover, Colo., 70.5

28. (SD) Mason Moody, Letcher, S.D., 69

31. (ND) Lathan DeMontigny, Rugby, N.D., 66

Goat Tying

1. (WY) Haiden Thompson, Yoder, Wyo., 23.67

4. (NE) Jessica Stevens, Creighton, Neb., 24.04

9. (NE) Wacey Day, Fleming, Colo., 25.78

12. (WY) Tavy Leno, Sheridan, Wyo., 26.61

13. (MT) Murphy Gaasch, Dillon, Mont., 26.63

17. (NE) Kaci Wickersham, Verdigre, Neb., 34.76

18. (ND) Elli Rettinger, New England, N.D., 40.32

21. (MT) Haven Wolstein, Helena, Mont., 18.36

22. (MT) Kassidy Dunagan, Whitehall, Mont., 18.44

40. (SD) Michaela McCormick, Salem, S.D., 19.47

43. (ND) Josi Schwab, Linton, N.D., 19.75

51. (SD) Devin Hunter, Huron, S.D., 20.35

53. (ND) Molly Rotenberger, Ludlow, S.D., 20.42

56. (NE) Emma Ohm, Hyannis, Neb., 20.74

66. (SD) Tricia Lammers, Orient, S.D., 21.57

123. (SD) Layni Stevens, St. Lawrence, S.D., 7.73

125. (WY) Rozlyn Herren, Gillette, Wyo., 7.94

129. (ND) Jayda Miller, Bowman, N.D., 8.6

131. (MT) Erin McGinley, Bozeman, Mont., 8.85

138. (MT) Mylee Welch, Joliet, Mont., 9.47

Pole Bending

2. (ND) Megan Larson, Hoople, N.D., 61.178

5. (WY) Ashlyn Goven, Rozet, Wyo., 61.275

6. (MT) Lexi Murer, Bigfork, Mont., 62.338

11. (ND) Carlee Roshau, Bismarck, N.D., 63.348

26. (NE) Clancy Brown, North Platte, Neb., 42.438

42. (MT) Chalee Harms, Miles City, Mont., 43.475

64. (NE) Madison Mills, Eddyville, Neb., 46.013

68. (ND) Cassidy Davidson, Mandan, N.D., 46.389

76. (NE) Abby Lawton, Overton, Neb., 47.378

84. (MT) Rachel Ward, Philipsburg, Mont., 47.751

105. (SD) Tricia Lammers, Orient, S.D., 49.491

118. (SD) Layni Stevens, St. Lawrence, S.D., 51.644

136. (NE) Jenae Whitaker, Chambers, Neb., 58.49

138. (SD) Kellyn Shearer, Wall, S.D., 58.784

141. (MT) Kate Wiening, Belgrade, Mont., 58.935

151. (WY) Maddie Eskew, Gillette, Wyo., 19.981

153. (SD) Landry Haugen, Sturgis, S.D., 20.162

154. (WY) Rayne Grant, Wheatland, Wyo., 20.457

170. (WY) Jordan Morman, Gillette, Wyo., 26.169

Reined Cow Horse

4. (WY) Maddie Fantaskey, Worland, Wyo., 868.5

6. (NE) Tatum Olson, Bloomfield, Neb., 866

16. (MT) Walker Story, Dillon, Mont., 855.5

23. (SD) Cadell Brunsch, Pine Ridge, S.D., 569

24. (MT) Chalee Harms, Miles City, Mont., 568.5

26. (MT) Rayna Warneke, Great Falls, Mont., 567

27. (SD) Jackson Grimes, Kadoka, S.D., 566.5

33. (SD) Landry Haugen, Sturgis, S.D., 562.5

42. (ND) Colter Martin, Beulah, N.D., 559.5
43. (SD) Linkyn Petersek, Colome, S.D., 559

45. (MT) Harley Meged, Miles City, Mont., 556.5

50. (NE) Tucker Gillespie, McCook, Neb., 553.5

51. (NE) Charlie Bortner, McCook, Neb., 552

59. (WY) Sydnee Roady, Worland, Wyo., 541

62. (ND) Tess Mortenson, Souris, N.D., 537

67. (ND) Parker Sandstrom, Ray, N.D., 527

80. (ND) Faith Heim, Bismarck, N.D., 495.5

95. (WY) Broc Schwartzkopf, Douglas, Wyo., 427

98. (NE) Tate Talkington, Scottsbluff, Neb., 419

99. (WY) Jymie Adamson, Buffalo, Wyo., 414.5

Saddle Broncs

2. (SD) Talon Elshere, Hereford, S.D., 225.5

5. (NE) Brody McAbee, Ansley, Neb., 204

6. (MT) Garrett Cunningham, Broadus, Mont., 193

9. (ND) Colter Martin, Beulah, N.D., 185

22. (SD) Ridge Ward, Martin, S.D., 68

25. (NE) Dean Schroder, Taylor, Neb., 65

29. (NE) Monte Bailey, Lakeside, Neb., 63

38. (ND) Kain Stroh, Dickinson, N.D., 55

40. (MT) Quanah Glade, Miles City, Mont., 52

45. (WY) Jake Schlattmann, Greybull, Wyo., 46

Steer Wrestling

2. (MT) Sam Petersen, Helena, Mont., 15.93

3. (ND) Parker Sandstrom, Ray, N.D., 17.21

4. (SD) Grey Gilbert, Buffalo, S.D., 17.27

10. (MT) Cole Detton, Great Falls, Mont., 19.24

16. (NE) Dane Pokorny, Stapleton, Neb., 40.88

18. (SD) Denton Good, Long Valley, S.D., 10.86

19. (ND) Cael Hilzendeger, Baldwin, N.D., 11.26

23. (SD) Dawson Kautzman, Capitol, Mont., 14.24

25. (MT) T.J. Sigman, Dillon, Mont., 15.13

28. (ND) Chasyn Ystaas, Dickinson, N.D., 15.95

29. (NE) Coy Johnston, Stapleton, Neb., 16.28

56. (WY) Chance Sorenson, Arvada, Wyo., 3.95
57. (MT) Chance Story, Martinsdale, Mont., 4.1

59. (NE) Rhett Witt, Valentine, Neb., 4.41

74. (WY) Bohdi Coombs, Wellington, Colo., 6.65

76. (SD) Linkyn Petersek, Colome, S.D., 6.67

112. (ND) Kenneth Hagen, Mandan, N.D., 14.87

Team Roping

3. (WY) Mason Trollinger, Casper, Wyo., Teagan Bentley, Casper, Wyo., 25

8. (SD) Tegan Fite, Hermosa, S.D., Rio Nutter, Rapid City, S.D., 28.25

12. (NE) Cooper Bass, Brewster, Neb., Dane Pokorny, Stapleton, Neb., 37.08

17. (WY) Jade Espenscheid, Big Piney, Wyo., Coy Johnson, Buffalo, Wyo., 19.13

19. (WY) Jase Longwell, Thermopolis, Wyo., McCoy Longwell, Thermopolis, Wyo., 21.34

29. (NE) Hayse Wetzel, Dannebrog, Neb., Ryan Shepherd, North Platte, Neb., 6.65

35. (SD) Bodey Waln, Martin, S.D., Tracer Olson, White River, S.D., 7.59

39. (ND) Zack Berger, Belfield, N.D., Arena Delorme, Dickinson, N.D., 8.2

45. (NE) Jace Hurlburt, Arcadia, Neb., Tate Talkington, Scottsbluff, Neb., 8.83

68. (ND) Dani Fladeland, Minot, N.D., Tel Sorenson, Watford City, N.D., 13.2

70. (MT) Holden Meged, Miles City, Mont., Trey Fleming, Worden, Mont., 13.64

80. (WY) Bodie Herring, Veteran, Wyo., Cort McBride, Meriden, Wyo., 16.6

Tie-Down Roping

8. (SD) Linkyn Petersek, Colome, S.D., 35.16

10. (NE) Trace Travnicek, Minatare, Neb., 37.17
11. (NE) Matthew Miller, Callaway, Neb., 38.36

15. (WY) Will Albrecht, Sheridan, Wyo., 23.61

26. (WY) Stratton Kohr, Gillete, Wyo., 29.21
27. (NE) Tate Talkington, Scottsbluff, Neb., 29.38

29. (SD) Denton Good, Long Valley, S.D., 30
30. (SD) Dawson Kautzman, Capitol, Mont., 30.58

31. (ND) Chasyn Ystaas, Dickinson, N.D., 30.64

49. (ND) Luke Mavity, Dickinson, N.D., 36.31

78. (WY) Cord Herring, Veteran, Wyo., 10.06

79. (WY) Coy Thar, Rozet, Wyo., 10.36

83. (ND) Tyler Hansen, Killdeer, N.D., 11

95. (MT) Zane Schroeder, Roscoe, Mont., 13.6
96. (ND) Cael Hilzendeger, Baldwin, N.D., 13.76

99. (NE) Layne Wallinger, Stuart, Neb., 14.15

104. (MT) Cole Helm, Miles City, Mont., 15.92

115. (SD) Tegan Fite, Hermosa, S.D., 20.41

124. (MT) Taten Erickson, Hobson, Mont., 25.6

132. (MT) Cash Trexler, Corvallis, Mont., 33.81

Queen Contest

4. (NE) Ashton Werth, 623.75 (Third Runner-up)

6. (SD) Tashina Red Hawk, 612

10. (MT) Paige Palin, 570.5

22. (ND) Bailey Grove, 524

31. (WY) Roberta Cordingly, 474.75

Battle Mountain bags Palisade in playoff hunt

Battle Mountain's Alden Pennington drives to the hoop against Palisade Tuesday in Edwards. Pennington hit a half-court shot at the buzzer before half on her way to a career-high 21 points during the Huskies’ 56-42 victory over Palisade. (Chris Dillmann
cdillmann@vaildaily.com)

EDWARDS — Battle Mountain girls basketball finally bagged the big game for which it was hunting.

Yes, the Huskies have won their fair share of games this season, but had come up short against the best of the 4A Slope … until Tuesday.

Alden Pennington and Gabby Caballero made it rain from beyond the arc and the Huskies’ defense stood tall as Battle Mountain picked off Palisade, 56-42, Tuesday afternoon.

“It was important after a tough loss against Rifle,” Huskies coach Jim Schuppler said his team’s game on Saturday. “When our starters stay out of foul trouble, we’re a handful. When you’re facing a team with three 6-footers, it’s always going to be tough.”

But Battle Mountain shot over Palisade’s height and, perhaps most importantly, scrapped with Bulldogs in the paint to preserve an early lead.

From way downtown … Bang

One kind of got the feeling it was going to be a special night when Caballero hit from Vail Christian on her first 3-point attempt of the night with 6:14 left in the first quarter.

Battle Mountain's Gabby Caballero goes for a shot against Palisade Tuesday in Edwards. Caballero finished with 21 points as the Huskies beat the Bulldogs, 56-42. (Chris Dillmann
cdillmann@vaildaily.com)

“Once you hit the first one, you start to feel comfortable,” Pennington said.

That was apropos for Pennington because she promptly hit two 3s in a 32-second span and was probably feeling quite nice after that.

As impressive as all the 3-point bombs were — and they were — Battle Mountain won this in the paint. Yes, the 3-pointers are an efficient way of scoring, but Palisade has a way of shoving the ball down another team’s throat with their size.

The Huskies held their ground on Tuesday, making big stops and corralling lots of rebounds. Brava to Mia Bettis, Gianna Carroll and Augustine Hancock.

“That was our whole pregame talk,” Schuppler said. “ Toughness and battling for the ball.”

Every time Palisade got close and the Bulldogs got to within 25-24 with 2:19 left in the half, the Huskies had a response. In a scary moment, Caballero was involved in a collision late in the second quarter and seemed to have sustained a right-shoulder injury.

Without Caballero, all Pennington did was hit a Hail Mary at the buzzer to put the lead back at 28-24. And just for good measure, Pennington hit another 3 with three seconds left in the third quarter.

By that time, Caballero returned and was causing all sorts of problems for the Bulldogs. Battle Mountain worked the lead back to 10-plus points in the fourth quarter and Carroll popped a 3 that served as the dagger.

Pennington and Caballero both had 21 points. That’s a career high for Pennington. That’s a career high for Caballero … for this week so far. (We kid because Caballero had 41 against Summit last week.)

Playoff picture

COVID-19 has changed the bracket from 48 to 32 teams, and the rating-percentage-index isn’t the only determinant for playoff qualification — and that’s good as we’ll see.

Battle Mountain's Augustine Hancock passes the ball Tuesday in Edwards. Hancock and the Huskies take on Glenwood Springs in the regular-season finale on Saturday. (Chris Dillmann
cdillmann@vaildaily.com)

This year, CHSAA willl be using RPI, the Chsaanow.com Poll, Maxpreps.com rankings and Packard ratings.

Battle Mountain was sitting at No. 32 in the RPI before beating Palisade. A win over the 8-3 Bulldogs should be helpful, but the Huskies would rather be in the mid-20s by the end of the week.

The Chssanow.com poll is voted on by coaches statewide, but only goes to 15 teams. Battle Mountain is not ranked. The Huskies are No. 32 in the Maxpreps.com ranking. Just like RPI, that standing was before the Palisade win and one really doesn’t want to be sitting on No. 32 as the week progresses. Packard has Battle Mountain No. 36.

Schuppler, naturally, has been monitoring all the polls and feels that if the Huskies win on Saturday against Glenwood, they’ll get their ticket.

“I’m not looking,” Caballero said. “I have enough faith in this team.”

Alpine squads work out at Beaver Creek; opener Feb. 5

Battle Mountain, Eagle Valley and Vail Mountain School Alpine have a a time trial on Wednesday at Beaver Creek in preparation for the season starting with a slalom in Breckenridge on Feb. 5. (Chris Dillmann
cdillmann@vaildaily.com)

The high school ski season took a step toward whatever’s normal these days with a time trial at Beaver Creek on Wednesday with athletes from Battle Mountain, Eagle Valley and Vail Mountain.

This was not a race and there are no results, but, as Huskies Alpine coach Tim Bettenhausen said, “We were blessed by great weather, great snow and great help and it was safe.”

Bettenhausen said roughly 30-35 Devils, Huskies and Gore Rangers were on hand. As with any sports schedule, the following is very tentative. The three local schools with Alpine teams have a slalom at Keystone set for Feb. 5 and giant slalom on Feb. 12 at Beaver Creek.

Coaches and Beaver Creek staff set up the course at Beaver Creek for an informal time trial on Wednesday for the Battle Mountain, Eagle Valley and Vail Mountain School Alpine teams.

In theory, the state meet is at Loveland March 11-12.CHSAA might try to set up a few more meets in between those scheduled and state. Everything in the world of high school sports is tentative.

Huskies basketball moved to Thursday

Battle Mountain basketball’s games against Grand Junction on Wednesday were postponed to Thursday for a non-COVID-19 reason.

Interstate 70 eastbound near New Castle was closed or delayed for a good portion of Wednesday due to an accident involving vehicles that required a major recovery effort, according to the Glenwood Post Independent.

With I-70 a mess, the Tigers couldn’t get to Edwards without missing a bunch of class time, so Thursday it is. The girls play at 5 p.m., followed by the boys at 7. This will be the first official sporting event of the winter high school season contested in Eagle County since Battle Mountain-Eagle Valley football back on Nov. 20.

The Huskies aren’t the only ones playing on Thursday, Eagle Valley basketball head to Steamboat Springs for its season and league openers. Vail Christian girls’ basketball also hosts Hayden at 6 p.m.

No fans are allowed at games at this point due to COVID-19.