Photos by Philip Casper.
Shots from yesterday's afternoon show of the Attica Rodeo.
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The New York State High School Rodeo Association held its annual state championship rodeo at the Genesee County Fairgrounds today.
This is the first time Batavia has hosted the rodeo, which in the past has generally gone to Attica or Caledonia.
The three-day event includes two days of competition, a dance tonight and awards presentation tomorrow.
Being from California, raised by a family with deep roots in Southeastern Colorado, I always enjoy being around cowboys, so it's always fun to spend an afternoon at the Attica Rodeo.
For more rodeo coverage, visit the Wyoming County Free Press.
Photos from the Saturday matinee at the Attica Rodeo.
The rodeo concludes with a final performance at 2 p.m., Sunday.
For more rodeo coverage, visit the Wyoming County Free Press. Julia Ferrini has done a great job with it.
Recommend viewing of the slideshow: Full-screen mode.
I spent a little time at the Attica Rodeo on Saturday hoping to come away with some pictures of Genesee County residents competing. I came away with two.
Above, Rob Wright of Alexander wrestles with a calf. Below, Tim and Todd Buckenmier compete in calf roping.
Below, a slide show of other photos I took while I was there.
There was no lack of entertainment in Genesee County this past weekend. And it seems that Daily News reporter Roger Muehlig got a little taste of it all. Muehlig was in Attica Sunday for the 51st annual Attica Rodeo that drew more than 7,000 spectators over the weekend. Says Waterport resident Carl Miller of the rodeo: "We like it."
Muehlig was also at the Elba Onion Festival Saturday for the crowning of the Onion Queen. Seventeen-year-old Nicole Heffle received the honor. "It's always (been) like my dream to be Onion Queen," she said.
As if those two grand events weren't enough for one tireless reporter, Muehlig got over to the Toys for Kids chicken barbecue fundraiser Saturday outside T-Shirts Inc.'s new location at 438 East Main St. All proceeds from the barbecue will benefit Don Carroll's Toys for Kids campaign for Christmas.
I hope Muehlig is home taking a day off today.
The one place Muehlig wasn't to be found this weekend was at the town of Murray's bicentennial celebration. No matter, Tom Rivers was on hand to cover the festivities that culminated in a bocce tournament Sunday.
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