Break­ing Clays and Rais­ing Funds

Calhoun Times - - GORDONLIFE - Al­lie Griner 4-H Gor­don County Ex­ten­sion Agent

This past week­end, on Septem­ber 8, eight teams and two in­di­vid­u­als shot in the an­nual Gor­don County 4-H Mod­i­fied Trap Shot­gun Tour­na­ment. The tour­na­ment had been resched­uled from its usual May date due to weather. On the 4- H shot­gun team, only youth in 7th- 12th grade can par­tic­i­pate, but par­tic­i­pa­tion in the tour­na­ment is open to the pub­lic. Par­tic­i­pants shoot two prac­tice targets fol­lowed by twenty- five scor­ing targets. Teams are com­posed of 4- 5 team mem­bers and team scores are de­ter­mined by the top 4 scores on the team, with 100 be­ing a per­fect score.

This year, teams were made up of peo­ple from the Cal­houn Po­lice De­part­ment, Gor­don County Fire De­part­ment, cur­rent 4-H coaches and team mem­bers, and for­mer 4-H team mem­bers, as well as other in­di­vid­u­als in the com­mu­nity. The first place team, with a score of 96, was com­posed of cur­rent 4-H shot­gun coach and Gor­don County Fire De­part­ment fire­fighter Jonathan Press­ley, Zach Crow, Adam Stan­ley, for­mer 4-H shot­gun team member Dustin Hall, and cur­rent 4- H shot­gun team member Josh Col­lis.

The shoot was a fundraiser for the 4- H shot­gun team, which will have its first meet­ing on Mon­day, Jan­uary 28 at 6 p. m. The team will shoot in the mod­i­fied trap, trap, skeet, and sport­ing clays dis­ci­plines this year and, for the first time, field a Scholas­tic Clay Tar­get Pro­gram. For more in­for­ma­tion about shoot­ing sports pro­grams or to join the shot­gun team, please con­tact the Gor­don County Ex­ten­sion/ 4- H Of­fice at 706- 629- 8685.

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Cal­houn Po­lice De­part­ment team in Mod­i­fied Trap tour­na­ment.

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4-H shot­gun coach Jonathan Press­ley.

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For­mer 4-H shot­gun team member Rob­bie Arnold.

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