Posted on September 4, 2021
Today I attended a team roping event at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park (have I said how privileged I feel to live so close to such a fantastic facility?) and I have to say it was very exciting. I am always impressed at the skill these riders have, and how they have a special bond with their horses, and today was no different. Very amazing to see – and this group has a pretty amazing story as well. The Texas Beef Initiative actually donates beef to local area food banks to help provide food for those in need around us!
I’ve provided a link above or navigate to http://www.donatebeef.org to learn more about the good they do in our community helping those in need.
I’ve seen individual roping at rodeos, but team roping is where 2 cowboys work together to rope cattle. The first rider lassos the head/horns, and the second attempts to snag the back leg with his rope (at least that’s what appeared to be happening to a novice like me). One rider can easily handle a calf, but for larger cattle, the team makes things easier. Here are some photos of the exciting action today.
If you’re ever in Dripping Springs, and you see horse trailers parked at the Ranch Park, you can bet something like this is going on inside. Or, better yet, check the Ranch Park calendar and plan to come out some weekend to catch something unique to Texas! And, if you can support the Texas Beef Initiative, please do – you’ll be helping to feed our neighbors in need.
Posted on July 17, 2021
7/17/2021 – This weekend the Ranch Park in Dripping Springs is hosting dressage. I spent the morning watching some of the competition, and taking a few photos to share. This is a great chance to come out and support our community, and enjoy the horses and riders! It was a lot of fun, and continues tomorrow.
For more information about events at the Ranch Park, visit the Dripping Springs Ranch Park websites: http://www.drippingspringsranchpark.com/
Here’s a few photos of the action.
Posted on March 14, 2021
The Dripping Springs Varsity Girls Soccer team is doing great this year. They have a 13-0-1 League record this season, and are 18-1-1 overall. They defeated Lehman (Kyle, TX) handily by a score of 7-0 on Friday night. Dripping Springs played hard for the entire game, and passed the ball very effectively against the Lobos.
It was a great game, and I always enjoy seeing the players have fun out there!
Here’s a few photos from Friday night’s action.
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By Vince Curletta – Freelance Sports Photographer
Posted on December 6, 2020
December 5, 2020
Today’s game was very intense, and both teams played well, with TMI leading pretty much for the entire first half. Blanco, however, came back in second half and was able to outlast TMI by a final score of 72-60. It looked to me like Blanco had a slight size advantage under the basket, and just wore TMI out in the 4th period.
Here are some game photos.
Posted on September 5, 2020
Nov 5, 2020 – Last night’s game in Blanco, although it started out close, turned out to be a pretty big blow out for Shiner. The final score was 69-20 in favor of the Comanches. Blanco played hard and kept things close in the first half, but Shiner just wore down the Panthers, and they could never catch up.
It was a good game though. Both teams played hard, and Blanco never gave up. Shiner just had too many weapons.
Here are some photos from last night’s game.
Posted on August 31, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 – Friday night’s game between Canyon Lake and Wimberley was a fun game, not only because of the good football, but because I wasn’t sure we’d ever be able to go to a football game again!
The game started out a bit slow, and went into half time with Canyon Lake leading 14-7. Wimberley came alive in the 2nd half, though. They scored 14 points in the final quarter and went on to win, 24-22. Great game Texans, and great comeback!
Here are a few shots from the game.
Posted on June 14, 2020
Last Saturday (June 13, 2020), I attended the Capitol Area Quarter Horse Association horse show in Dripping Springs, Texas. If you love horses, like I do, you would have found this show amazing. But, it’s not only about the horses. I loved watching the unique bond each rider has with his or her horse. I love seeing how a horse and a rider can work together to accomplish amazing things. A great deal of the competition reflects what riders must do every day on their ranch, and it’s not easy. There are still many ranches near my home in central Texas. Unfortunately, I see way too often, when cities expand and suburbs grow, the ranches disappear. Texas still has lots of space, and I’m just thankful that God is good, and He brought me to Texas where I can still experience people who love ranching, and who love horses!
Here’s a few photos from the show – just some highlights of the competition. If you want more information about CAQHA and all they do, please visit their website: www.caqha.com, or visit them on Facebook.
Posted on February 18, 2020
Feb 18, 2020 – In tonight’s game, Dripping Springs controlled the tempo for most of the game. Dripping Springs won by the score 52-39, but it was much closer for most of the game.
Here’s some photos from tonight’s game.
Posted on February 18, 2020
Feb 17, 2020 – Tonight’s game had more intensity and physical play than most games I’ve been to – boys or girls. It was a draining, defensive battle for the entire 32 minutes of play. And I have to say, for most of the game it was so close, I had no idea who would win.
Dripping Springs took the lead in the first half, and led at half time 26-16. In the second half, Boerne played with a bit more passion, and little by little, inched back into the game. By the 4th period, Boerne had fought back to within 7, 30-23. With 2 and a half minutes left, Boerne narrowed the margin to 2, 34-32. With 59 seconds left in the game, the score was 38-36 as Dripping Springs struggled to maintain the lead.
Their defense would hold Dripping Springs to only 12 points in the second half, clawing their way back to win by the narrowest of margins. The final score was Dripping Springs 38, Boerne Champion 39.
Congratulations to the Boerne Champion Girls Basketball team for an impressive win tonight, and to their credit, they never gave up.
Here’s some photos of tonight’s action.
Posted on February 7, 2020
Feb 7, 2020 – Tonight’s game was full of action, and both teams played with intensity. Dripping Springs led for most of the game, and although McCallum tried to use their 3 point shooting and a full court press in the 4th period to catch up, they still came up short. The final score was Dripping Springs 50, McCallum 35.
Here’s a few shots of the action.