2017-05-18 / Sports

4-H shooters compete at state rim fire match


At the state shooting match were (front, l-r) Emily Weaver, Kylie Weaver, Lydia Norman, and (back) Coach Dennis Weaver. At the state shooting match were (front, l-r) Emily Weaver, Kylie Weaver, Lydia Norman, and (back) Coach Dennis Weaver. Wilkes County 4-H’ers were recognized for their outstanding participation at the state 4-H .22 Rim Fire match at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. Shooting on the .22 Rim Fire Air Team were Kylie Weaver, Lydia Norman, and Emily Weaver.

At the match, Kylie Weaver shot respectable scores for each position. In prone position she shot 185, in standing 185, and in kneeling 162, for a total score of 532 out of a possible 600. She was 21st out of 43 competitors.

Lydia Norman placed 39th, and Emily Weaver placed 40th out of 43 shooters. Lydia’s overall score was 459 out of 600 with 159 in prone, 136 kneeling, and 164 standing. Emily’s overall score was 438 out of 600 shooting 147 prone, 128 kneeling, and 163 standing.

“We are very proud of each of these individuals and for the great job they did in representing Wilkes County 4-H at the state match,”County Extension Agent Audra Armour said.

Kylie’s father, Dennis Weaver, coached all of the .22 Team members. The team is open to all 9-12th graders.

“4-H is very lucky to have certified coaches with knowledge and integrity to venture into a new project,” Armour said. “We are looking for members to compete on the team for next year. Please call the Extension office for more details if your child would like to participate in a 4-H Shooting Sports program.

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