2017-05-18 / Sports

BB team takes aim at Rock Eagle’s state match


(front row, l-r) Jonathan Rimes, Austin Fanning, Bryson Tyler, (back) Coach Linda Jordan, Coach Jamie Jordan, Sabrina Jordan, Khloe Reeves, Erin McLeroy, Kylie Weaver, Parker Jordan, Dwayne McLeroy, Tina McLeroy, and Deanne Rimes. (front row, l-r) Jonathan Rimes, Austin Fanning, Bryson Tyler, (back) Coach Linda Jordan, Coach Jamie Jordan, Sabrina Jordan, Khloe Reeves, Erin McLeroy, Kylie Weaver, Parker Jordan, Dwayne McLeroy, Tina McLeroy, and Deanne Rimes. Wilkes County 4-H’ers competed at the Georgia 4-H Target Challenge Weekend in the State S.A.F.E. B.B. Match at Rock Eagle 4-H Center and finished out their season placing 43rd overall out of 83 teams.

The event culminated seven months of weekly team practices. Each 4-H’er had ten minutes to shoot ten shots in the four positions of prone, standing, sitting, and kneeling. They also demonstrated their knowledge on a written exam.

The 4-H’ers earned the right to compete in the state contest by qualifying at the District BB Match. Teams of seven 4-H’ers had to shoot a score of 1550 or better and individuals a score of 310 or better. Team members are Austin Fanning, Khloe Reeves, Parker Jordan, Bryson Taylor, and Jonathan Rimes.

Parker Jordan was the high scoring individual for Wilkes County. He scored a 451 out of a possible 500. Jonathan Rimes took second place for Wilkes County with his score of 443. Placing third for Wilkes County 4-H was Austin Fanning with his score of 431. In fourth place was Bryson Taylor at 421, and in fifth place was Khloe Reeves with 417.

Each 4-H’er competing in the state contest earned an award pin and high individuals in each shooting position and the high written exam scorer received individual award trophies.

The team of 4-H’ers was led by volunteers Dwayne and Tina McLeroy, Jamie Jordan and Linda Jordan, and Jennifer Weaver who each serve as certified team coaches with the assistance of parents who aided in training and support.

The BB Program is a part of the Georgia 4-H (S.A.F.E.) Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education program. 4-H is the youth program of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Anyone interested in participating in or contributing to a 4-H shooting sports program should contact the local Extension Office at 706-678-2332.

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