Sharpshooters prepare for state

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By Roberta Hunt


By now many Washington County families have been to the Kentucky State Fair and have seen the outstanding job local 4-H and FFA members have been doing in their competitions. Events for youth will continue this week at the Kentucky State Fair and all results and photos will be shared in the Springfield Sun in weeks to come. Great job Washington County 4-H and good luck to those competing this week!

As time gets close for the members of the Washington County 4-H Sharpshooters to compete in their state competition, members are sharpening their skills at district competitions.

Several rifle, archery, trap and pistol team members traveled to Adair County on Aug. 4 for competition. In the 22 Sport Rifle 9-11 year old division, Washington County’s Gabe Allen won first place individual. Also participating were Alex Curtsinger and Mason Hamilton. In the 12-14 year old Sport Rifle division, Andrew Flowers won second place individual and Washington County won second place team with Andrew, Patrick Flowers, Jesse Smith and Thomas Smith. Also participating was Evan Morris. In the 15-18 year old division, Don Kelly Flowers won first place individual and Matthew Hutchins won second place individual.

In the 9-11-year-old Target Rifle division, Gabe Allen won first place individual and Mason Hamilton won second place individual.  Also competing was Alex Curtsinger. In the 12-14 year old division, Andrew Flowers won first place individual and Patrick Flowers won third place individual. Washington County also had the first place team with Andrew, Patrick and Evan Morris and Thomas Smith. Also competing was Jesse Smith. In the 15-19 year old division, first place individual went to Don Kelly Flowers and second place was won by Matthew Hutchins.

In the 22 pistol 12-14-year-old division Washington had both the first and second high individuals with Andrew Flowers and Michael Shelton. The club also won second place team with Andrew, Michael, Patrick Flowers and Thomas Smith.  Also competing were Mac Stevens and Jesse Smith. In the 15-18-year-old division, Matthew Hutchins won second place individual and Don Kelly Flowers was third place individual.

Competing in archery was Michael Shelton who won first place individual in Bow Hunter 12-14-year-old division and first place in 12-14-year-old Recurve. Competing in 12-14-year-old trap was Andrew Flowers.

I would like to remind all 4-H families that the second annual 4-H Yard Sale will take place on Sept. 7 and 8 at the Washington County Extension Office. Donations of gently used items (no clothes and large furniture and appliances, please!) including baby toys and baby clothes up through 2T will be accepted the afternoon on Sept. 6 and morning of the Sept. 7. The sale will start at 2 p.m. on Sept. 7 until 6 p.m. and Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Other upcoming dates include the County Fair 4-H Horse Show which will be at 4 p.m. on Sept. 8 and the County Fair Rabbit and Poultry Show which will be on Sept. 22.  For class listings, contact the Washington County Extension Office at 336-7741.