Sports

Seniors who’ll be on the court for the Lady Longhorns this season are Allison Owings, left, and Taylor Williams. Chase County opens its season tonight (Thursday) at home against Cozad. (Johnson Publications photo)

Lady Longhorn season kicks off Thursday

    Coach Mark Bottom is more than excited.
    With the potential and versatility of his Chase County girls’ varsity basketball team this season, he’s also feeling a lot of optimism.

Jerome Robinson, right, visits with his assistant to make sure everything is in order for the coming night’s performance during the PBR National Finals in Las Vegas in early November. Robinson has served as arena director for the PBR since its inception 25 years ago. (Johnson Publilcations photo)

Robinson qualified for the PRCA National Finals in bull riding 11 out of 12 years. Here, he is shown atop J27 Alvin at the 1973 National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City. (Photo courtesy of Jerry Gustafson, Gustafson Photo)

Robinson’s life-long career revolves around bull riding

    It takes a rare breed of athlete who knowing and willingly jumps on the back of a mean 2,000-lb. bull for an eight-second battle between man and bucking beast to prove whose better.  

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