November 17, 2015
The Granbury Marine Corps
JROTC rifle team swept the competition at the Fort Worth ISD’s JROTC Cowtown
Classic on November 6, 2015, at Paschal High School.
Cody Bogle led the precision
category with a total score of 295-16 out of 300 and placed first out of the
field of forty shooters. Additionally,
Freeman Hawker placed second in the competition shooting a 293-20. Precision Team 1, which also included Kayla Hitshew
and Brittney Pinckard, finished with a solid score of 1153 that positioned them
in first place.
Precision Team 2 – comprised
of Trinity Hathaway, Chris Hitshew, Katherine Lambert, and Tyler Morrissette – posted
an impressive score of 1139 to finish second in the competition.
The sporter category saw more
superlatives for the Pirates, with Ethan Patterson leading the squad with 258
and placing fifth out of sixty competitors. Additionally, the Sporter Team of Grant Kinser, Elizabeth Plecity, Jakob
Rankin, and Patterson placed second out of 15 teams, marking the first team for
the squad to place in over four years.
Individual and team awards
- Team Prone: first and
- Team Standing: first and
- Team Kneeling: first and
- Prone Individual: Freeman
Hawker, first; Kayla Hitshew, second; Cody Bogle, third
- Standing Individual: Cody
Bogle, first; Freeman Hawker, third
- Kneeling Individual: Katherine
Lambert, first; Freeman Hawker, second
- Team Prone: second
- Team Standing: third
- Team Kneeling: second place
- Prone Individual: Jakob
“The rifle team is having a
great season,” commented Lt. Col. Scott Casey, the Senior Marine Instructor. “This
was a good environment for us to work on refining our skills in preparation for
the state-level matches in December.”
The next competition will be
the JROTC State Championship Match at San Antonio in December.
Pictured are (left to right) Tyler
Morrisette, Katharine Lambert, Ethan Patterson, Trinity Hathaway, Chris
Hitshew, Kayla Hitshew, Freeman Hawker, Jakob Rankin, Grant Kinser, Cody Bogle,
Brittney Pinckard, and Elizabeth Plecity.
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