Submitted by George Hebert
Cool and wet weather greeted the 44th running of the Mid-Dixie Trial for Champions. The males had 25 entries under Phil Byrne and Sonny Price with Dwight Miller marshalling. The females had 39 entries under Travis Cain and Tom Rombold with Curtis Griffith doing the marshalling.
Notes of thanks go to Catawba County for doing a fantastic job hosting the Mid-Dixie.
Ernest Williams Jr. for feeding the crowd and PURINA for feeding the hounds.
Marty Parker for auctioneering.
Second series saw eight males called back as follows:
Steeler Town Swagger and Grass Lake Lionheart
Logan Run Chaz and English Lake Tiny
Close Call Chaplin and Little Ease Crawler
Close Call Connor (D-1)and Ruppe's Super Dillon (D-6)
The females had 10 called back as follows:
R and R McKenzie and Chandler Hill Lonely Tear Drop
Steeler Town Cobalt and Craft Creek Cameo
D and D Polly and Raisin River Candy Girl
Cana Ridge Copper and D and D Leeanne
Settle Line Sugar Time and Steeler Town Penny.
|Entries:||25||Judges:||Sonny Price and Phil Byrne||Starters:||25|
|1st||English Lake Tiny||Close Call Django||Cisco's Red Gold||Jennings Ford||Clyde Waite||Owner|
|2nd||Close Call Chaplin||Surefoot Samuel||Sunshine Chasity||O.C. Greenwood Jr.||Pete Proctor||Owner|
|3rd||Little Ease Crawler||Little Ease Hawkeye||Butternut Maria||Jim Halley||N/A||Owner|
|4th||Grass Lake Lionheart||Bee Lick Braveheart||Grass Lake Dolly||Danny and L.A. Williams and Rob Dillon||N/A||Bob and Lynette Coil|
|5th||Close Call Connor||Dan Arts Mr James||Plains Olena||Ernest Williams Jr||Jennings Ford||Owner|
|Entries:||39||Judges:||Tom Rombold and Travis Cain||Starters:||39|
|1st||D and D Polly||Cotton Hill Big Ben||Dan Arts Peggy Sue||Dennis Langevin and Sonny Price||N/A||Dennis Langevin|
|2nd||Raisin River Candy Girl||Lewis Carolina Zee Zee Top||Raisin River Candy||Don Quinn and John Hill||Owners||John Hill|
|3rd||Cana Ridge Copper||Bee Lick Braveheart||Steeler Town Copper||Niki Hapel and Marty Parker||N/A||Niki Hapel|
|4th||Chandler Hill Lonely Tear Drop||Indian Trail Medicine Man||Settle Line Orphan Annie||Don Quinn and John Hill||N/A||John Hill|
|5th||R and R McKenzie||Bee Lick Braveheart||R and R Mia||Shawn and Steve Redmom and Lynette Coil||N/A||Bob and Lynette Coil|