The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

January 5, 2013

Rodeo champ at 11!

Mifflinburg girl stars at First Farm show

By Evamarie Socha
The Daily Item

— HARRISBURG — Watch out for Rebecca Haines.

With three wins under her belt Saturday at the Pennsylvania High School Rodeo Association’s Championship Rodeo, the 11-year-old proved hers is a new name to watch on the junior high circuit.

The Mifflinburg sixth-grader had a stellar Farm Show rodeo debut, landing first place in breakaway roping and first and third in goat tying — all before 7,000 fans.

Rebecca took the champion’s title in breakaway with a 5.1-second time, beating the previous first-place challenger, who finished in 6.2 seconds.

And the breakaway title came using a borrowed horse.

Read more of this story in Sunday's edition of The Daily Item.