Smallbore pistol team third in nation

Published 10:25 am Thursday, July 21, 2022

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Four members of the Davie County 4-H Shooting Sports Club competed in the 2022 4-H Shooting Sports National Championship – Naomi Hellard and Dallie Lakey on the Shotgun Team, Rebekah Walker shooting Muzzleloader and Ethan Durham shooting Smallbore Pistol.

Two other youth associated with Tom Cowden Youth Shooting Sports were Gracie Marshall and Cobe Townsend from the TCYSS-SCTP (Shotgun) Team. Also representing were Maurice Walker, coach of the Smallbore Pistol Team and Jimmy Staley as the Shotgun Team coach.

The Shotgun Team finished in the middle of the pack and did not make it to the podium, but by all accounts had a great time. The Muzzleloader team also didn’t find the podium. They also finished near the middle of the pack, but “made a lot of smoke and noise and had a lot of fun” according to their coach, NC 4-H Shooting Sports Director, Charles Young.

Coach Maurice Walker’s Smallbore Pistol Team struck Gold and Bronze, finishing 1st on Day One’s “Slowfire Course”, 3rd on Day Two for the “Silhouette” Competition and 3rd Overall for the Championships.

Davie club membesr, Ethan Durham, made the stage as an individual collecting a 7th on Day 1, 9th on Day 2 and a 9th Overall for the Competition.