Davie 4-H shooting sports qualifies for state tourney

Published 2:36 pm Thursday, September 7, 2023

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The Davie 4-H Shooting Sports Club competed in the NC 4-H Central Region Tournament Aug. 19 at Millstone 4-H Center and the adjacent John M. Lentz Wildlife Education Center and Range in Ellerbe.

“We did quite well with a good haul of medals and everyone who participated qualified for at least one event at the NC 4-H State Tournament on Sept. 30,” said Nelson Cowden.

There were only three seniors – Kenzie Smith, Levi Williams and Oliver Fillmore. As a team, they won silver in muzzleloader with Levi also taking second place in muzzleloader, missing first place by one point. Levi also qualified for the state tournament in smallbore pistol and open sight rifle.

The Junior DC Blaze Team racked up hardware, finishing first in muzzleloader and smallbore open sight rifle as well as third in shotgun and air rifle. Team members for muzzleloader and shotgun included Riley Barnes, Cameron White, Brantlee Evans, Dakota Hofh-Wilkinson and Tyler Nichols. The Open-Sight Rifle and Air Rifle Teams were Riley Barnes, Cameron White, Brantlee Evans and Dakota Hofh-Wilkinson.

Riley also qualified for the state in telescopic rifle.  Brantlee qualified in compound archery, along with Dakota and Tyler Nichols.

Brantlee also scored a gold medal as HOA for muzzleloader with 48/50.

The Davie Junior DC Flash Team consisting of Cooper Rogers, Porter James and Tyler Crandall won bronze in muzzleloader and DC Flash Team member Peter Redelsheimer won dilver in tecurve srchery, missing first by one point. Porter also qualified for the state in compound archery and Cooper in open-sight rifle.

The Davie Junior DC Supers won silver in open-sight rifle with team members Evan Durham, Cameron Hamner and Saul Hardy.

Veteran member Evan Durham was second HOA for open-sight rifle, third for telescopic rifle, second individual for compound archery and struck gold twice for air pistol with HOA and high individual. Evan also just missed the medals in air rifle by a couple of “Xs”.

Saul Hardy also qualified to go to the state for air rifle.

The Davie Junior-DC Green Arrows brought home the gold in recurve archery. The Green Arrows consists of Adelaine Fillmore, Jacob Fillmore and Elliot Crandall.

The top three teams, top five competitors registered as individuals and the top 5 “at large” competitors qualify for the state tournament.