The Granbury Marine Corps
JROTC rifle team dominated competition at the State Three-Position Air Rifle
Junior Olympic Championships held across Texas during February-April 2016.
Granbury High School was
represented by Cody Bogle, Freeman Hawker, Kayla Hitshew, and Katherine Lambert.
The competition includes
shoulder-to-shoulder matches held on the local level. Participation in
these matches can earn athletes the opportunity to compete at the National 3PAR
Championship, which is a combined event with the National 3PAR Junior Olympic
Championship and the Civilian Marksmanship Program National Championship held
annually during the summer months.
At the state competition, the
Granbury team shot a 2331 out of a possible 2400 points placing them first,
edging out El Paso Del Valle by 13 points. Additionally, Bogle led the
squad with a team high, finishing the competition with a bronze medal as an
individual shooter. The event was a 3×20 air rifle event hosted at the new GHS
air rifle range on February 26-27.
“What a great way to finish
out the school year. I’m very of proud how the team ended on such a strong
note,” commented Lt. Col. Scott Casey, the Senior Marine Instructor. “If this is any indication of what next year
will bring, I can’t wait and I’m ready for next season to start.”
The rifle team will next
participate in the CMP Camp on June 6-10 at Acton Middle School.