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The Hays County Rivalry is the name of the showdown between the Hays Hawks and the San Marcos Rattlers. First meeting in 1988, the football series has seen 18 total games with the Hawks leading the series 14-4. One of the biggest games in the history of the series came 1998 when both teams were placed in the same district for the first time. Hays and San Marcos came into the game with undefeated records with the winner gaining a leg up for the district championship. The Hawks won 28-21 in front of standing room only crowd at now UFCU stadium. San Marcos later got revenge in 2003 beating the Hawks for the district championship. The Rattlers have won the last meeting between the teams beating the Hawks 62-49.

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Bullfighter Miles Svoboda runs out to district the bull after the rider was knocked unconscious during the rider. The rider was able to regain consciousness and walked off the rodeo arena floor.
Daily Record photo by Colton McWilliams

Bullfighters risk lives protecting bullriders

Bullfighting is considered to be one of the most dangerous jobs with bullfighters actively – and intentionally – putting their bodies on the line to protect fallen bull riders.

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It was rodeo weekend in Hays County as Wimberley hosted the 18th Annual Memorial Day Rodeo. Top left, bronc rider Patrick Trainer, of Driftwood, hangs onto his horse during the Saddle Bronc competition, Bottom left, Hayden McBride, of George West, attempts to hold on for the full eight seconds during the Bull Riding competition. Top right, Stetson Springs, of Wimberley, jumps down from his horse to attempt to tie down the calf in the Calf Roping competition. Kylie Ruiz, of George West, rounds the barrel during the Barrel Racing competition.
Daily Record photo by Colton McWilliams

Sights and sounds at the Rodeo

Sights and sounds at the Rodeo

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

• The Sun Belt sent four teams in to the NCAA Tournament. Southern Miss, the tournament champion, Coastal Carolina, James Madison and Louisiana were all selected to play in the tournament. It marks the third straight year the Sun Belt has sent four teams to the tournament.

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