Davie 4-H shooting club brings home state titles

Published 5:41 pm Thursday, December 1, 2022

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By Oliver Fillmore

DC 4-H Shooting

Sports Club Reporter

The Davie County 4-H Shooting Sports Club sent 13 members to the 2022 NC 4-H State Shooting Sports Tournament held Millstone 4-H Camp and Dewitt’s Outdoor Sports Center in Ellerbe on Nov. 12.

Davie had 17 competitors qualify for the state tournament, but due to a date change because of Hurrican Ian, some were not able to compete due to other obligations.

Juniors competing included: Evan Durham, Lacie Tesnar, Saul Hardy, Kenzey Smith, Cameron White, Riley Barnes, Brantlee Evans, Connor Mathis, Tyler Nichols, Levi Williams, and Oliver Fillmore.

The Davie Co junior Blazers team with Riley Barnes, Connor Mathis, Levi Williams and Tyler Nichols won the team Muzzleloader Event and got 2nd Place In Open-Sight Smallbore Rifle with Brantlee Evans, Riley Barnes, Connor Mathis and Levi Williams.

Evan Durham got second as an Individual Open-Sight Rifle.

Levi Williams struck Gold in Junior Shotgun with HOA (High Overall) and Top Individual. Levi was also third overall in muzzleloader.

Even though everyone didn’t medal, most shot their personal bests in the state tournament. More than half of the Juniors were shooting in their first state tournament. “The future of the Davie Co 4-H Shooting Sports Club is bright,” said Nelson Cowden

Two Seniors competed, Ethan Durham and Rebekah Walker.

Rebekah finished third in Smallbore Pistol as individual and HOA barely edging teammate Eathan who finished 4th. Both shot outstanding scores of 190\200, but Rebekah scored one more “x” (Center of the Bullseye) than Ethan. Ethan placed Second as an Individual in Air Pistol.

The Davie County Shooting Sports Club would like to give a big thanks to Charles Young the NC 4-H Shooting Sports Director and Chad Ray from McDowell Co. who directed the tournament along with all of the parents and volunteers who set this up so we all could shoot. All the kids did an amazing job shooting and they had a great time.