GHS RIFLE TEAMS COMPETE AT JROTC SERVICE CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 25, 2015
The Granbury Marine Corps JROTC
precision teams competed in the JROTC Service Championships on February 19-21,
2015, in Anniston, Alabama. One squad
received a bid to the national-level contest featuring the best JROTC units
from all service branches.
Representing Granbury High School
and Crossland Ninth Grade Center were students Cody Bogle, Hunter Dowell, Jacob Fleshman, Freeman Hawker, Chris
Hitshew, Kayla Hitshew, Kollin Ladesic, Katherine Lambert, Tyler Morrissette, G’Angela
Pickett, and Brittney Pinckard.
“The cadets shot great over the
two-day competition,” said Lt. Col. Scott Casey, the Senior Marine
Instructor. “It was good to see all of
the hard work by our cadets paying off with some impressive scores.”
The GHS teams placed second and
third overall at the contest. The squad of
Bogle, Dowell, Kayla Hitshew, and Lambert received a bid to shoot against the
best JROTC units in the nation at Camp Perry, Ohio in March.
“Getting a bid to nationals at
Camp Perry is the highest level you can achieve,” Casey commented. “This is a remarkable accomplishment and the
first time in the history of the Granbury program.”
At the end of the contest, Bogle,
Dowell, and Morrissette participated in a finals match featuring the top eight
shooters taking ten shots from the standing position. Bogle shot the high score posting an
impressive 100 out of a possible 109 points.
Pictured are (left to right) Brittney
Pinckard, Chris Hitshew, Kayla Hitshew, Kollin Ladesic, Hunter Dowell, Tyler Morrissette,
Freeman Hawker, Jacob Fleshman, Cody Bogle, G’Angela Pickett, and Katherine