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Area Sports Briefs

Devon Conn, a seventh-grade student at Rifle Middle School, has earned a position on the Colorado State Wrangler Junior High Rodeo team and will be traveling to Gallup, N.M., from July 2-7 to compete at the third Annual Wrangler Junior High Finals Rodeo in the team roping competition with her partner, Collbran’s Ty Wallace.

Conn will be going up against more than 900 contestants from 44 states, Canadian provinces and Australia in the world’s largest junior high rodeo.

Conn and Wallace, born just one day apart in February of 1994 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, teamed up this spring to compete at Colorado Wrangler Junior High Division Rodeos across the state in the team roping and ribbon roping events. Wallace, the header, and Conn, the heeler, competed in only six CWJHD rodeos and the state finals before earning a national berth as part as the Colorado State Team.

Conn, a 2006 WJHFR contestant in barrel racing and ribbon roping will this year compete as a team roper. Wallace will compete in bull riding, breakaway roping, goat tying and team roping.

Carbondale golfer Micah Evonitz will be one of 14 Colorado golfers going up against 85 more from 28 states, Canada, Mexico and Taiwan Monday through Thursday (June 11-14) in the American Junior Golf Association’s Junior All-Star tournament at Aspen Golf Club.

The 54-hole tournament features boys and girls ages 12-15. After a practice round on Monday, round one will be on Tuesday, round two on Wednesday and the final round on Thursday.

The 2007 Big Sky Archery Open will take place June 8-10 at the Grand Junction DoubleTree Hotel. The three-day tournament draws national and local archers and features an outside V-Format range. Team events shooting clay pigeons will take place on Friday, then individual competition will begin on Saturday.

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