Wednesday, July 23, 2008

4-H Shotgun Team Shoots Down State Title!!

On May 31, 2008 Thomas County Jr. and Sr. Trap and Skeet teams, a part of the 4-H Shooting Awareness, Fundamentals and Education (S.A.F.E.) program, traveled to Atlanta, GA. to compete in the State 4-H Trap and Skeet competition. The one day event was held at the prestigious Tom Lowe shooting range.

Competing against eight other teams (46 shooters total) from around the state, Thomas County’s Jr. (7th and 8th grade) Team walked away with first place honors and the State Championship trophy.

The four member team included Brandon Barnes, Brice Evans, Trey Lanier, and Nick Murphy.

Thomas County’s two Sr. teams competed against 28 teams, a total of 104 shooters. Sr. Team members included Gordon MacQuirter, Josh Smith, Brittany Vinson, Chelsea Vinson, Blake Williams, and Jon Wynn.

Individual honors were as follows: Brandon Barnes – 5th overall in Trap and 5th overall in Trap & Skeet combined; Brice Evans – 2nd overall in Trap and 8th overall in Trap & Skeet combined; Trey Lanier – 5th overall in Skeet and 11th overall in Trap & Skeet combined; Gordon MacQuirter – 5th overall in Trap and 10th overall in Trap & Skeet combined.

"We are proud of all Thomas Co. 4-H competitors. They did an awesome job representing Thomas County and the 4-H S.A.F.E program" said Amanda Carter.

Anyone interested in the 4-H S.A.F.E. program, please contact Amanda Carter or Cindy Wynn at the Thomas County Cooperative Extenstion (4-H) office at (229) 225-4130.

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