Sexes sometimes do battle

By Eric Butler:CNJ Correspondent

In adult rodeo competitions, men are in men’s events while women basically compete in barrel racing.

But junior rodeos are different and, in this week’s High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals in Clovis, boys and girls often compete against each other — especially with the youngest contestants.

Events such as goat tying or calf riding are for young cowboys and cowgirls 8 years old or younger.

In age divisions just a little bit older, though, the genders separate and only compete against their own — but the boys and girls still have frequent interaction.