JROTC RIFLE TEAM SHINES AT SEASON OPENER IN LUBBOCK
September 24, 2014
Members of the Granbury Marine Corps JROTC shined
at the Lubbock “Westerner” air rifle tournament on September 13, 2014.
The top squad from Granbury High School –
composed of Cody Bogle, Hunter Dowell, Kayla Hitshew, and Tyler Morrissette – won
third place overall. Morrissette led the
squad with an impressive score of 567 (out of 600), earning a spot in the
finals along with Dowell. On an
individual basis, the two finished seventh and eighth respectively.
Also receiving individual awards
were Chris Hitshew, who earned second in the standing position, and Freeman Hawker,
who won third in the kneeling position. G’Angela
Pickett shot a personal best in the competition with a score of 556.
The team also includes Jacob
Fleshman, Kollin Ladesic, and Stephen Schofield.
“I thought it was a good start to
the season,” said Lt. Col. Scott Casey, the Senior Marine Instructor and the
team’s coach. “I was really proud of the
effort our team put forth. The hard work
in practice leading up to this really showed.”
The competition hosted by Lubbock
High School’s Navy JROTC featured seventy shooters who are among the best high
school competitors from New Mexico and Texas.
The team next competes at the
Horned Frog Invitational on October 5 at Texas Christian University.
Pictured above are (left to
right): back – Kollin Ladesic, Cody
Bogle, Jacob Fleshman, Kayla Hitshew, G’Angela Pickett, Chris Hitshew, Freeman
Hawker; front – Stephen Schofield, Tyler Morrissette, Hunter Dowell.