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Local riders finish strong in July’s National High School Rodeo Finals

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Canadian riders were prominent in the national high school rodeo finals held at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma, July 17-23. In an elite competition against over 1,500 contestants from around the country, many of these athletes finished the weeklong event ranked among the top performers in the national standings.
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Summer workouts resume at CHS

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Texas high school coaches and athletes—and their eager fans—are hoping for the best these days, and bracing for whatever comes next. Having already faced the disappointment of a year disrupted by school closings—in the midst of the state championship basketball games and a spring sports season that had barely gotten rolling—they wait, now, for the latest gubernatorial mandate or TEA ruling, or UIL announcement, wondering whether the 2020-21 sports season will again be upended by the coronavirus pandemic.
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CCC hosts tennis, basketball camps

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The CCC kicked off its first year of summer tennis camp. Twelve participants learned the ropes with local tennis star Sawyer Landry (in photo above), who got his start in the CISD tennis program and is active in the tennis club at WTAMU. Campers ranging in age from third to eighth grades focused on the basics of tennis, learning the rules of the game, and how scoring works. “We appreciate Sawyer’s skills and enthusiasm,” said CCC Executive Director Ike Julian, “and we hope this is a skill participants can use for a lifetime. We also plan on making private sessions available for any age in the evenings.”
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UIL issues new guidelines for summer training, fall competition seasons to begin ‘as scheduled’

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On Wednesday, July 8, the UIL released revisions to the COVID-19 risk-mitigation guidelines for summer strength and conditioning and marching band activities, effective immediately until the first day of instruction or the start of in-season activities, whichever is earlier. According to the newest guidelines, students may now access locker rooms and engage in drills “that involve one or more students on offense against one or more students on defense” beginning Monday, July 13.
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Canadian hosts Tri-State Junior High Rodeo Finals

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Only one local competitor advanced to the Texas Junior High Rodeo Association state finals following last weekend’s two-day tri-state rodeo here. Flint Hill competed in saddle bronc steers, team roping, ribbon roping, and boys breakaway—and bought a ticket to the state finals in all four events. Jaylee Lane, of Morse, won All-Around Girl, and Clint Cross of White Deer was named All-