4-H Sharpshooters sponsor trap, archery shoot

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By Roberta Hunt

The Washington County 4-H Sharpshooters started off their competitive season successfully when they hosted along with the Marion Co. 4-H Sure Shots in an invitational trap and archery shoot on Saturday, June 6.  Approximately 120 youth from 14 counties competed in the event held at the Hahn Trap Range in Chaplin.  

Seventeen Washington County 4-H members participated in the event.  Participating were:  Brandon Kelly, Derrick Gribbins, Dylan Gribbins, McKenzie Gribins, Stacia Barr, Derek Barr, Stephan Mitchell, Stephanie Carey, Alex Townes, Michael Shelton, Lucas Chesser, Tyler Hardin, Seth Robinson, Travis Mattingly, Ryan Kelty, Bryan Kelty and Matthew Preston,

Awards won by Washington County 4-H members are listed below.  Bowhunter Individual 12-14 yrs. Old – 3rd place Derek Barr and 15-19 yrs.old – 1st place Brandon Kelly and 2nd place Ryan Kelty.   2nd place team – 12-14 Derek Barr, Travis Mattingly,Matthew Preston, and Seth Robinson. 1st place team – 15-19 Brandon Kelly, Ryan Kelty, Derrick Gribbins and Stacia  Barr.

Recurve – 9-11 Michael Shelton – 1st, Alex Townes – 2nd, Lucas Chesser – 3rd

12-14 Seth Robinson – 3rd

15-19 Bryan Kelty – 1st, Derrick Gribbins  -2nd, Ryan Kelty – 3rd

1st Team 9-11 – plus McKenzie Gribbins

2nd Team 12-14 – plus Dylan Gribbins, Matthew Preston and Travis Mattingly

1st Team 15-19 – plus Brandon Kelly

Compound Barebow – 15-19  - 1st – Derrick Gribbins, 3rd – Ryan Kelty

3rd Team 9-11 – Alex Townes, Michael Shelton, Lucas Chesser and McKenzie Gribbins

1st Team 12-14 – Seth Robinson, Matthew Preston, Travis Mattingly and Dylan Gribbins

1st Team 15-19 – Derrick Gribbins, Ryan Kelty, Tyler Hardin and Bryan Kelty

Target – 12-14- 2nd – Derek Barr, 15-19 – 2nd – Stacia Barr

Congratulations to all of the Washington County members.  Thanks to the Washington Co. coaches for  trap and archery which includes Stacy Barr, Teresa Grider, John Townes, Kenny  Gribbins, Sandy Gribbins, Donna Kelly and other parents who assisted. Watch for results from the District 4 Competition scheduled for June 27.


Eight Washington County 4-H members attended the Kentucky State 4-H Teen Conference June 8-11 on the University of Kentucky campus.  Those attending were Mary Kutter, Clare Lutz, Charlotte Campbell, Rose Clements, Marisha Abbi, Caitlyn Harrod, Bob Grider and John Paul Kutter.

During the week, State Officers were elected, the State 4-H Fashion Revue and Talent Show was held, recognition for scholarships and other awards were presented and teens attended workshops and tracks.  Bob Grider auditioned and was selected to sing during the talent portion of the 4-H Fashion Revue.  He was one of ten youth selected for this honor.  Mary Kutter was announced as being selected to attend National 4-H Conference in Atlanta this fall and was also awarded her Bronze Level Honors Award.  Brittany Wells was awarded her Gold Level Honors Award and was one of four youth awarded the Farm Credit College Scholarship for 2009.  Congratulations to all of the Washington County youth and their awards.


On Thursday, June 4, the Washington County Homemakers held an auction during their Annual Meeting with the proceeds going to the Food for Kids Backpack program.  The Homemakers program has been one of the primary sponsors of the FFKBP since the Washington County 4-H Teen Club began the program several years ago.  The donation of $700 will certainly kick off the fall campaign for the tive direction.  Thanks to all of the members for their generosity.


Many readers may see from the Brief section of The Springfield Sun that there are a few openings still for 4-H Camp.  We hope to fill the remaining positions this week.  Any youth and parent interested in 4-H Camp should contact the extension office immediately at 336-7741.