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September 29, 2015
The Granbury Marine Corps JROTC rifle team opened the 2015-16 season with a bang at a Lubbock High School competition on September 26, 2015.
Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center cadets earned a first and second place finish in the precision team category and a fifth place finish in the team sporter event.
Cody Bogle led the way in the precision competition with a personal record score of 580, which was good for first place out of 30 shooters. Freeman Hawker (578, fifth) and Brittney Pinckard (568, tenth) also landed in the top ten.  Also receiving individual awards were: Katherine Lambert, who earned first place in the prone position; Cody Bogle, who won first in the kneeling position; and Freeman Hawker, who won third place in the kneeling position.
For the sporter portion of the competition, Grant Kinser was GHS's top finisher with 521, which placed him fourth out of 50 shooters. Kinser also placed third in prone and kneeling events.
“This was a great start to the season,” commented Lt. Col. Scott Casey, the Senior Marine Instructor. “If this is any indication as to what the rest of the season will look like, we are going to have a banner year. The kids have put in some long hours preparing for the season opener and it paid off. I have never seen them more focused.”
Granbury cadets participating were:
  • Precision Team 1: Cody Bogle, Freeman Hawker, Chris Hitshew, Tyler Morrissette
  • Precision Team 2:  Trinity Hathaway, Kayla Hitshew, Katharine Lambert, Brittney Pinckard
  • Sporter Team:  Grant Kinser, Ethan Patterson, Elizabeth Plecity, Jakob Rankin   
Setting personal records were: Cody Bogle, 580 (precision); Trinity Hathaway, 559 (precision); Freeman Hawker, 578 (precision); Grant Kinser, 521 (sporter); Ethan Patterson, 480, (sporter); Brittney Pinckard, 568 (precision); Elizabeth Plecity, 482 (sporter); Jakob Rankin, 417 (sporter).
GHS returns to action on October 18 at the TCU Invitational.
Pictured above (left to right) are Trinity Hathaway, Katharine Lambert, Jakob Rankin, Tyler Morrissette, Brittney Pinckard, Chris Hitshew, Freeman Hawker, Grant Kinser, Cody Bogle, Elizabeth Plecity, Ethan Patterson, and Kayla Hitshew.