4-H shoots for the stars

Published 7:51 pm Friday, August 31, 2018

Crusaders 4-H Shooting Sports Club of Beaufort County scored at the regional 4-H Shooting Sports Tournament.

Katelyn Alligood placed first in the individual Shotgun Junior Division and second place in the individual overall ranking with a score of 22 of 25, which qualified her for state competition.

David Wallace won first place in the individual Rifle-Telescopic Junior Division with a score of 175 of 200. This placed him in second place for individual overall ranking. David also competed and qualified in the Rifle-Open Sight Junior Division and competed in the Shotgun Senior Division.

Clark Shipman won fourth place in the Rifle-Open Sight with a score of 126 of 200, competed in Shotgun and qualified in the Rifle-Telescopic in the Junior Division.

In addition, Haleigh Tallcott qualified in Rifle-Telescopic Junior Division and will compete at state finals, and competed in the Rifle-Open Sight Jr. Division, as well. Emma Silva competed in the Rifle-Open Sight and the Rifle-Telescopic Junior Division. Connor Shipman competed in the Shotgun, Rifle-Open Sight and Rifle-Telescopic in the Senior Division.

The Crusaders 4-H Club meets once a month at the First Baptist Church in Washington for a monthly meeting and members enjoy shooting on the range at Hunter’s Pointe, where skilled 4-H volunteer leaders trained in coaching youth in specific disciplines work with youth ages 9-18 at least once a month. At present, the leaders are trained in shotgun, rifle and pistol disciplines.

For more information on joining 4-H or opportunities for adult volunteer training, please contact Beaufort County 4-H. For more information about becoming a member of the Crusaders 4-H Shooting Sports 4-H Club, please contact the Beaufort County center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension at 252-946-0111.