The Sparks Nebraska Spurs chapter of Cowboy Fast Draw Association will host two sanctioned shoots in Valentine this weekend at the Cherry County Fairgrounds. On Friday they will host the Nebraska State Championship and Saturday and Sunday will be the Great Plains Territorial Championship. This will be the 11th year that the club has brought the Nebraska State Championship in the Valentine area. The competition features about 100 shooters from over a dozen states competing for men’s and women’s titles. The competition consists of participants paired against each other using real old west style pistols, shooting wax bullets at metal targets for the fastest times. This competition is the last chance for contestants to earn points toward the world championships and the title “Fastest Gun Alive”.

They also hold a banquet Saturday evening at the Peppermill with Old West Costume Contest.

Action starts at 9AM each day and the public is welcome to watch.

The Hog Trough of Valentine will handle concessions.


Valentine Girls Golf

24 teams competed in the Whisker Getters Outdoors Catfish Tournament held at Merritt Reservoir this past weekend. 

1st John Michalek Brad Michalek of Valentine 66.5lbs

2nd Andy Dawson Kelvin Robertson 65.9lbs

3rd John Nadalski Eric Allemang 61.3lbs

4th Warren Couch Jim Sorrells
       Kutler Couch 59.9lbs

5th Sam Schmidt Scott Johnson 59.6 lbs

6th Sam Dondlinger Chris Elliott
       Thorn Dondlinger 59.5lbs

Big fish Brad Michalek 17.8 lbs

120 fish weighed in for a total of 1,320 lbs.