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JROTC COMPETES IN MARKSMANSHIP CONTESTS

October 31, 2014
 
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The Granbury Marine Corps JROTC competed in the 9th Annual William J. Bordelon Air Rifle Tournament and the Civilian Marksmanship Program State Championship Tournament at Central Catholic High School in San Antonio on October 25-26, 2014.
 
The first match consisted of air rifle position shooting twenty shots in the prone position, twenty shots in the standing position and twenty shots in the knelling position. 
 
Hunter Dowell led the team with a total score of 576 out of 600 and placed ninth out of the field of 60 shooters, and the team – which also included Cody Bogle, Freeman Hawker, Chris Hitshew, Kayla Hitshew, Tyler Morrissette, G’Angela Pickett, and Stephen Schofield– finished with a solid score of 2269 that positioned them in third place. Competing individually were Jacob Fleshman and Kollin Ladesic in the sporter category.
 
On the second day, the cadets shot in an International Standing Match that consisted of forty shots in the standing position.  Morrisette led the team with a score of 370 out of 400 placing thirteenth, while the team placed third overall.
 
Over 150 high school students participated in the largest competition held in South Texas. The match was the first competition for the Granbury team in the precision category.
 
“I was very happy with all of the cadets scores especially our freshman Shooters, Kayla Hitshew and G’Angela Pickett. They performed well in their very first national-level match,” commented coach Lt Col. Scott Casey, the Senior Marine Instructor.  “The team worked hard this weekend and it was evident in the team’s highest score to date in a competition.”