Shooting sports team qualifies for state tourney

Published 9:39 am Thursday, September 7, 2017

On Saturday Aug. 19, the Tom Cowden Memorial Youth Shooting Sports 4-H Club traveled to Ellerbee to Milstone 4-H Camp for the Regional 4-H Shooting Sports Tournament.

For the first time in five years, every youth who competed qualified to move to the state tournament.

“We are so proud of these youth and their coaches who have practiced daily for the last six weeks to prepare for this competition and are working even harder in preparation for the state tournament on Sept. 23,” said Hannah Elmore, Cooperative Extension 4-H agent.

To join the 4-H Shooting Sports Club or seeing what other opportunities that 4-H has to offer youth, contact Hannah Elmore at or 336-753-6100.

The following are the youth who competed and their placings.

Juniors: Caleb Mathis,  first high overall shotgun;

Timothy Walker, third high individual and high overall in air pistol

Junior Blaze Team Members: Samantha Taylor, Naomi Hellard, Caleb Mathis and Jacob Durham; first match Rifle, third in shotgun, second in muzzleloading.

Junior Green Team Members: Righteous Cline, Anthony Mills, Rebekah Walker, Timothy Walker, Carter Bracken, second in match rifle.

Seniors: Stephen Walker, first high individual and first high overall air pistol compound, second high overall compound match archery, second smallbore pistol, third high overall muzzleloading, third high overall hunter archery;

Mattie Clark, first high overall muzzleloading.

Senior Blaze Team Members: Stephen Walker, Mattie Clark, Zoe Staley, Darcy Ren, Mason Hollar, first O-Class rifle, first muzzleloading, second T-Class rifle, second compound match archery, third smallbore pistol (Mason Hollar  was not on the archery team).

Senior Green Team Members: Chandler Carter, Kira Fife, Isaiah Mitchell, Miracle Cline, second muzzleloading.