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High school rodeo returns to Pahrump

Dozens of high school boys and girls competed in 14 events as the Nevada State High School Rodeo Association held a rodeo in Pahrump for the first time in more than a decade Feb. 24 at McCullough Arena.

Raelean Sutton, of Pahrump, finished seventh in the trap shoot and 10th in the rifle shoot, the best showing among the locals.

Sutton compiled a First Go score of eight points in the trap shoot to earn four total points and a First Go score of 93 to earn one point in the rifle shoot. Sutton also competed in barrel racing, goat tying and pole bending but did not score.

Other Pahrump competitors included Kyrstyn Peugh in barrel racing; Mia Krebs in breakaway roping; Taylor Clasen, Tye Hardy and Aiden Medici in bull riding; Krebs in goat tying; Peugh in pole bending and Hardy in saddle bronc.

“I think it went really well for their first one in over 11 years,” said Nevada State High School Rodeo Association Secretary Kathy Gonzalez, who indicated the event will return to Pahrump in 2019.

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