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September 13, 2016
JROTC Rifle Team  
The Granbury Marine Corps JROTC rifle team opened the 2016-17 season finishing second and third at a Lubbock High School competition on September 10, 2016.
Kayla Hitshew led the way in the precision competition with a season high score of 582, which was good for second place out of 25 shooters.  Freeman Hawker (571, eighth) and Brittney Pinckard (569, ninth) also landed in the top ten.  Also receiving individual awards were: Hitshew, who earned second place in the prone position and third place in the kneeling position; and Hawker, who won third place in the prone position.
“This was a great start to the season,” commented Lt. Col. Scott Casey, the Senior Marine Instructor.  “We lost some great shooters last year due to graduation, but I’m impressed with how the underclassmen have stepped up this year.”
Casey continued, “Sophomore standout Elizabeth Plecity is one to watch, as she earned her spot on the top team and helped us bring home silver.  Likewise, freshman Clarissa Layland is another newcomer to the team who shot a personal best – only five points away from making the top team.”
Granbury cadets participating were:
  • Precision Team 1:  Kayla Hitshew, Freeman Hawker, Elizabeth Plecity, Trinity Hathaway.
  • Precision Team 2:  Brittney Pinckard, Clarissa Layland, Jakob Rankin, Allison Henery.
  • Precision Team 3:  John Broughton, Jaxon Golden, Tamara Peters, Colin Pieren
“We have a deep bench this year and that is exciting to have new members of the squad shooting very high scores in their first match,” Casey said.
GHS returns to action on October 13-15 in the team’s first home match.
Pictured above (left to right) are Trinity Hathaway, Jakob Rankin, Elizabeth Plecity, Colin Pieren, Brittney Pinckard, Freeman Hawker, Tamara Peters, Jaxon Golden, Clarissa Layland, Allison Henry, John Broughton, Kayla Hitshew.

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