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4-H sharpshooters compete in District 4 Invitational

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By Roberta Hunt

 

Throughout the summer, members of the Washington County 4-H Sharpshooters Club have been competing in many competitions throughout Central Kentucky. The largest of these competitions is the two-day District 4 Invitational Contest. The first day was June 30 at the Mercer County Gun Club and Washington County 4-H Sharpshooters 22-rifle and pistol team members competed and won many top awards.  

In the 9-11-year-old 22-rifle target division, winning first-place individual was Robbie Baker and second place individual was Gabe Allen.  Washington County won the first-place target team award, and on that team along with Robbie and Gabe were Mason Hamilton and Avery Black. High scores were also received by Lance Herald, Jared Mudd and Derek Howard.

In the 12-14-year-old 22-rifle target division, winning first-place individual was Andrew Flowers, second was Ryan Boblitt and third was Patrick Flowers. Joining them on the first-place 22 target team was Matthew Carpenter. Other high scores for Washington County were Daniel DeWitt, Evan Morris and Jesse Smith.

In the 15-18-year-old 22 target division, winning second place was Russell Hardin and third place was Don Kelly Flowers. Joining them on the first-place target team was Matthew Hutchins and Kayla Wimpsett. Another high score was received by Austin McBride.

In the 9-11 22-rifle sport division, winning first place was Gabe Allen and second was Mason Hamilton.  Joining them on the first place team was Robbie Baker and Avery Black.   Other scores were received by Derek Howard, Lance Herald and Jared Mudd.

In the 12-14 rifle sport division winning second place was Andrew Flowers. The team won first place, and joining Andrew was Ryan Boblitt, Matthew Carpenter and Patrick Flowers. Also receiving scores were Jesse Smith, Evan Morris and Daniel DeWitt.  

In the 15-18-year-old 22-rifle sport division winning second place team were Don Kelly Flowers, Russell Hardin, Austin McBride and Matthew Hutchins. Also receiving a high score was Kayla Wimpsett.

The 22-pistol competition began with the 12-14-year-old division. Winning first place was Andrew Flowers. Andrew was also named the top competitor in the pistol category for the entire competition.   Washington County won second-place team. Team members included Andrew Flowers, Ryan Boblitt, Patrick Flowers and Jesse Smith.

In the 15-18-year-old pistol division, winning first place was Matthew Hutchins. Washington County had the first place team with Hutchins, Don Kelly Flowers, Russell Hardin and Kayla Wimpsett.

On July 14, members of the Washington County 4-H trap and archery teams competed in the second day of the D4 competition held in Berea. Competing in the trap competition were Trevor Devine, Derek Russell, Steven Mitchell, Derek Barr, Andrew Flowers and Don Kelly Flowers.

In archery, there are four categories in which members can compete, including bowhunter, target, recurve and barebow. In the 9-11-year-old bowhunter division winning first place was Matthew Cochran and second was Hunter Tingle. Also receiving a high score was Bryce Hall.

Competing in the 12-14-year-old bowhunter division were Michael Shelton and Matthew Carpenter.  Competing in the 15-18-year-old category was Derek Barr.
In the 9-11-year-old target division winning third-place individual was Matthew Cochran.

Competing in the 12-14-year-old division was Ryan Boblitt and in the 15-18-year-old division was Derek Barr.

In the 9-11-year-old barebow competition, winning first place was Bryce Hall.  Competing in the 12-14-year-old division were Amanda DeWitt and Rebecca Reynolds.

In the 9-11 recurve division,winning first place was Bryce Hall.  In the 12-14 year division winning second place was Michael Shelton. Also scoring was Amanda DeWitt.

Since the D4 two-day competition, members of the Washington County 4-H Sharpshooters have also competed in invitational competitions in Breckinridge, Bullitt and Adair counties. Results from those competitions will be posted soon.

Club members are preparing for the State 4-H Shooting Sports competition scheduled for Sept. 15-16.