Here it is March already. Usually we are happy to see the third month of the year arrive with thoughts of “in like a lion, out like a lamb”. However, with a somewhat mild winter and 60-70 degree weather in February perhaps our eagerness is not as keen. I’m sure not sorry for the winter we have had (and it’s likely it’s not quite over either) but I sure can’t complain about it either.
Lots of observances are associated with March. It’s Women’s History Month – go Annie Oakley, Calamity Jane, Belle Starr, etc. It seems everyone is Irish for one day this month, wearing their green and drinking green beer. Lot’s of pie is consumed on Pi Day, too. We see the days growing longer and welcome daylight savings time as well as the first day of spring. However, the best thing about March is the start of the shooting season.
The posse will be forming on March 26. Registration will open at 8:30, followed by the shooters’ meeting at 9:30. The match will begin shortly afterward.
Members of the posse participated in two sportsman’s shows this winter. The first was the Great American Outdoor show in Harrisburg. Hundreds of interested folks stopped by the booth and spoke to the cowboys and cowgirls there about SASS. There was lots of genuine interest and we can be sure that many clubs will be seeing more visitors and new members as a result. We also attended the Cabin Fever Expo in Mifflinburg. I believe this was our fourth year staffing a booth at this event. We always see lots of interest there as well.
Despite the mild weather we’ve had this winter, it has still been a long one without our shooting. We have missed our cowboy family. I hope you can come out and join us for the 2017 season. We’ll have a fire burning in the old wood burner and we know Dan will have a good hot lunch simmering in the clubhouse. Hope to see you then!
We’ve tried to stay busy up here in the Northeast over the winter, although we shouldn’t complain about the weather.
We were very fortunate this year to have SASS come to PA and set up a booth at the Great American Outdoor Show in February. We had several members of our local clubs from PA, MD, VA, and NJ volunteer to help man the booth and had many interested people stop by. Dressing in our cowboy outfits really was an attention grabber! We are hoping that this helps to generate more interest in SASS. SASS plans to be back again next year. Keep an eye out for new members this year and next! When it rolls around next year, please think about volunteering. We all had a great time!
Members of EPG also participated again this year in the Cabin Fever Expo in Mifflinburg. This has been a great event that we have participated in for several years, also to advertise for SASS and hopefully get more people interested in shooting.
Both events were a lot of fun and we hope we see some new shooters this year!
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Several members of EPG, as well as many other friends of the club, attended End of Trail, the SASS World Championships from 22-26 June 2016. Not only that, but they had a GREAT showing there. Not too bad for the over 650 shooters that particapated. I wanted to take a minute to say congratulations to our EPG members:
Doc Allan Wood who had a CLEAN match and came in 5th place Senior Gunfighter
Black Hills Barb was 4th place Classic Cowgirl
Happy Valley Harlot was 3rd place Lady Gunfighter AND got her REGULATOR BADGE!!
Also, congratulations to our EPG friends and supporters of our matches:
Dirt Rider came in 5th place Silver Senior, and 101 overall
Ralphie Parker had a clean match, was 12th in Cowboy, but was 40th overall!
Jersey Sue came in 3rd place Lady Duelist
Dutch Coroner came in 3rd place Classic Cowboy
Spinning Sally came in 2nd place Lady 49er and made the top gun shootoff!
Annabelle Bransford who had a clean match and came in 7th place Lady Senior
James Samuel Pike came in 5th place Wrangler
Shoulda Married Money who had a clean match and came in 6th place Lady B-Western
Jewels Cartwright came in 8th place Lady Wrangler
Also a shout out to Posse 33 who won the team shoot, to include Lefty Bob and Ralphie Parker!
We also had a great showing from the rest of the east coast contingent of cowboys and cowgirls that attended. Way to go: Lefty Bob, Bubba Bear, Blaze Crittendon, Dusty Drifter, Saddlebag Vic, Shoulda Married Money, Marshall TJ Buckshot (clean match), Jewels Cartwright, Rhsty Heatmore, Coldbrook Kid, and Rowdy Bill (clean match).
It was a heckuva good time! Ya’ll need to go out there sometime and check this match off of your bucket list! It was a fantastic match, fast and easy stages, with good times, good friends, lots of laughs, and we met so many new friends from all over the world!
The 2016 SASS PA State Championship is in the books! We want to thank the committee for putting in all the hard work to make this year’s match such a success! We had hoped for a weekend of good weather (after two months of rainy, cold weather) and we got it! It was sunny and HOT but we all managed to survive and had a great time! We sincerely hope that everyone had a wonderful time and a great shoot!
Congrats to Jerseytown Kid and Bdoc on being the PA state champions!
Congrats to James Samuel Pike for being the top overall winner!
We also want to congratulate the 20 CLEAN shooters!
Gutshot Dave (his first clean match ever!)
James Samuel Pike
Sassy Shooting Sours
The scores are posted on the scores page. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported El Posse Grande! We hope to see you all on the trail again soon!
It was a beautiful day on the mountain to do some shootin’! We had 33 shooters join us today which made it even better! I think some of these folks are getting ready for the PA State match coming up next month. Congrats to Jerseytown Kid on winning the match AND for shooting clean. Gutshot Dave also had a clean match! Way to go! Can’t wait to see ya’ll next month!
We had a great time and a good turn out for our first match of the season. It was a little chilly, but the sun was out and there were smiles on everyone’s faces (probably because they are finally able to get out and start shooting)! We had 17 shooters come out for our first match. We had a couple of brand new shooters, and a couple of shooters that we haven’t seen in several years and it was so great to have them join us! Congrats to our shooters with clean matches: Black Hills Barb, Bull Bigguns, and Doc Wrigley! Can’t wait to see ya’ll in April!
Thank you to everyone who came to North Mountain this weekend to participate in the NMSO XVI SASS PA State Championship. Our theme this year was “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys”. Since our match falls on Memorial Day weekend, the committee thought it would be fitting to help remember, pay tribute and say thank you to our military veterans. The committee worked very hard to get everything together, considering we were still experiencing the last hanging on of winter into April. We even had a touch of winter this weekend. Other than the chilly mornings, it was a beautiful weekend for shooting! It was so nice to see old friends and new faces! I hope that everyone had a wonderful time!
Congratulations to our 2015 SASS PA State champions Jerseytown Kid and Bdoc!
Congratulations to James Samuel Pike for being the top overall winner this year!
We also had 12 clean matches. Congratulations to:
Kicking Cow Cassidy
Thank you to the committee who worked so hard to put this match on! Thank you to all of the cowboys and cowgirls who came out to participate in the match!
It was a great day for a shoot! We had 35 shooters and 9 of them had clean matches. Congrats to: Bull Bigguns, Critter T Longshot, Doc Wrigley, Happy Valley Harlot, Marshal TJ Buckshot, Quick Whit Bigguns, Ruby Rose Longshot, Rushtown Kid, and Yankee Dog! Also, Congratulations to Beaver Run Kid for being the match winner this month!
There were shooters new to CAS, some new to our range, and one that just hadn’t been around in a spell (Uncle Sam had something to do with that). Everyone had a great time!
Next month is the PA state match. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Thanks to all that came to our match today. It sure felt good to get those cobwebs off! If you didn’t come because of the cold temps this morning, you sure had good reason. It hadn’t reached 20 yet when we left the house. However, the sun came out nice and bright and worked hard to melt the remaining snow (it’s gonna take several more bright sunny days in a few areas). But, we sure felt the warmth of the sun and the afternoon was splendid.
We had 20 shooters and a fabulous time. We were pleased to have a few shooters that we hadn’t seen in a spell join us, as well as Jesamy Kid & Dancin Angel who came all the way from New Jersey to shoot with us. There were even a couple of spectators there that we know we’ll see joining the posse very soon. Chama Chuck stopped by to say hello and tell us of his plans to move to N Carolina. Our loss is NC’s gain. All in all a WONDERFUL day.
Congrats to Jesamy Kid to winning the match!!! We also had 3 clean shooters – Peewee Bigguns (that’s the youngest of the Bigguns brothers), Happy Valley Harlot, and Rushtown Kid. Nice shooting!
Hope to see you at the next match, Sunday 26 April 2015.