B-U 4-H Air Rifle Club competes in state tourney

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SUTTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur 4-H Air Rifle Club’s Senior Division team finished runner-up and the Junior Division wound up third here in the recent state tournament staged at the Braxton County Armory.
The Senior Division “A” Team of Brandon Curry, Chase Hawkins, Brian Carson and Nate Friend turned in a score of 1,344-14, just 100 points behind champion Wayne County’s 1,444-24.
The “B” Team, consisting of Davey Hovis, Nick Page and Olivia Caynor, came in sixth at 1,225-7; the “C” Team of Catie Walton, Trahern White and Breanna Morgan was ninth with 1,101-8, and  the “D” Team, made up of Jennifer Stemple, Austin Reed and Raven Starkey took 14th with 848-1.
Curry ranked fifth in the individual standings with a -5, with Walton coming in eighth with 452-6.
The top four shooters make up the team that will represent West Virginia in the National 4-H Air Rifle Championships. Those four are Zane Smith (Wayne County), 580-5; Blake Tennant (Wood County), 567-9; Logan Weikle (Monroe County), 559-7, and Bryce Sabol (Monroe County), 554-6. Bruce Crockett of Wayne County will coach for that team.
Upshur’s Junior Division unit of Dylon Fox, Waylon Hoover, Gavin Allman and Ataylla Chapman racked up a 973-1. Doddridge County won with a score of 1178-11, with Wood County second with 1111-6.
Fox was third in the junior individual rankings with a 446-7, and Hoover was ninth with 400-4.
“This was our best team performance to date, with our Senior Division second and Junior Division third, and also putting two shooters in the top 10 in each division,” head coach Russ Warner said. “We are very proud of them all.
“Catie Walton was a huge surprise with her score of 452-6. We congratulate her, as well as the other top 10 scorers.
“Next year, we stand a good chance of placing some of our senior division shooters in the state’s top four, which will give them the opportunity to compete at the national level.
“For being able to practice only one day a week, these kids have shown that they are among the best shooters in the state, and that their hard work and dedication to the sport have paid off.
“A special thanks goes out to all the parents, and especially to my assistant coach, Rick Reel, for all their help this year.”

TOP 15 SENIOR TEAMS
1. Wayne-A – 1,444-24.
2. Upshur-A – 1,344-14.
3. Marshall-A – 1,309-13.
4. Monroe-A – 1,282-17.
5. Monongalia-A – 1,231-11.     
6. Upshur-B – 1,225-7.
7. Wood-A – 1,180-10.
8. Preston-A – 1,140-1.
9. Upshur-C – 1,101-8.
10. Wayne-D – 1,093-11.
11. Taylor-A – 1,010-5.
12. Wayne-B – 883-5.
13. Marshall-B – 873-1.
14. Upshur-D – 848-1.
15. Ohio-A – 816-2.

TOP 10 SENIOR SHOOTERS
1. Zane Smith, Wayne – 496-11.
2. Blake Tennant, Wood – 492-8.
3. Logan Weikle, Monroe – 493-9.
4. Bryce Sabol, Monroe – 487-8.
5. Brandon Curry, Upshur – 476-5.
6. Sydney Lawrence, Marshall – 456-6.
7. Breanna Crockett, Wayne – 456-2.
8. Catie Walton, Upshur – 452-6.
9. Braden Carroll, Marshall – 448-5        .
(No 10th place noted)

TOP 10 JUNIOR TEAMS
1. Doddridge-A – 1,178-11.
2. Wood-A – 1,111-6.
3. Upshur – 973-1.
4. Wayne-A – 913-4.
5. Marshall-A – 853-4.
6. Monroe-A – 754-3.
7. Monongalia-A – 717-5.
8. Ohio-A – 625-0.
9. Doddridge-B – 586-3.
10. Monongalia-B – 523-2.

TOP 10 JUNIOR SHOOTERS
1. Jack Hutson, Doddridge – 437-4.
2. Alyssa Tennant, Wood – 378-3.
3. Dylon Fox, Upshur – 384-1.
4. Lacy Rummler, Doddridge – 372-4.
5. Hope Prunty, Wood – 368-0.
6. Isiah Ash, Doddridge – 369-3.
7. Shane Arthur, Monroe – 342-2.
8. Austin Sponaugle, Wood – 365-3.
9. Waylon Hoover, Upshur – 330-0.
10. Kelton Creed, Wayne – 322-1.

UPSHUR INDIVIDUAL SCORING
SENIOR DIVISION
Team “A”
Brandon Curry – 476-5.
Chase Hawkins – 442-4.
Brian Carson – 426-5.
Nate Friend – 419-5.
Team “B”
Davey Hovis – 421-5.
Nick Page – 420-1.
Olivia Caynor – 384-1.
Team “C”
Catie Walton – 452-6.
Trahern White – 331-0.
Breanna Morgan – 318-2.
Team “D”
Jennifer Stemple – 347-0.
Austin Reed – 298-1.
Raven Starkey – 203-0.

JUNIOR DIVISION
Dylon Fox – 384-1.
Waylon Hoover – 330-0.
Gavin Allman – 259-0.
Ataylla Chapman – 254-0.


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