Sydney Maher wins state barrel racing title

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At the SD High School Rodeo Finals in Belle Fourche June 13-16 the rodeo season came to a close for most high school rodeo athletes. Those who qualified for the national team include Timber Lake’s Sydney Maher, who was the barrel racing winner. Maher ran an 18.014 in the 1st go for 9 points. She won the 2nd go for 15 points with a 17.496 run. In the short go, she was second with a 17.812 and 9 points. Sydney was tops in the average with 53.322 and 20 points. She and Piedmont cowgirl Wacey Brown finished tied with 83 total points. “I had a really great run in the second go that I was really happy with,” Maher said. “I felt like my other two runs weren’t my best, but they were enough to get me where I needed to be.

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