By Todd R. Hansen
Friday night lights have already spotlighted the grid stars of area high schools, and gymnasiums have echoed with the sounds of volleyballs being smashed for winners.
Yet to be heard are the less familiar noises of high school rodeo: The thunder of sprinting horses across the arena; the snorts and grunts of bucking bulls and broncs twisting and kicking in powerful exertions to throw their riders; the encouraging cheers and concerned groans of some of the most faithful sporting fans anywhere.
For the six Solano County competitors saddling up for the District 3 2015-16 season, including rural Vacaville resident and Dixon High junior DeLisa Fracchia, the chutes open Saturday and Sunday in Lincoln. Starting time is 8 a.m. each day.