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Webster Co. 4-H’ers compete in state shooting sports match

Eight Webster County 4-H members competed at the State Shooting Sports Match in Searsboro at Big Springs Shooting Complex on Aug. 29.

4-H Safety and Education in Shooting Sports (SESS) uses skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders in obtaining knowledge and developing life skills. The disciplines include archery, rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader and wildlife skills. The program educates our youth to:

• Learn safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment, including sound decision making, self-discipline, and concentration.

• Promote the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship, and ethical behavior.

• Encourage understanding of our natural resources and the development of a personal environmental stewardship ethic through participation in shooting, hunting, and related activities.

The results from the State Shooting match include:

Smallbore Rifle: Senior

Jacob Geis, Duncombe; Total score: 515; X’s: 10; Place: 3rd

Smallbore Rifle: Intermediate

Jared Geis, Duncombe; Total score: 454; X’s: 8; Place: 6th

Muzzleloader: Senior

Mike Miller, Fort Dodge; Total Score: 78; Place: 5th

Shotgun Trap: Senior

Jacob Geis, Duncombe; Total Score: 90; Place: 3rd (longest string-17)

Landon VanGilder, Lehigh; Total Score: 81; Place: 14th (longest string-17)

Jonathan Chalstrom, Moorland; Total Score: 70; Place: 21

Coleton Cuddy, Fort Dodge; Total Score: 57; Place: 25

Shotgun Trap: Intermediate

Jared Geis, Duncombe; Total Score: 59; Place: 6th (longest string-15)

Mason Lundberg, Barnum; Total Score: 53; Place 7th

Shotgun Trap: Junior

Johnny Gregory, Stratford; Total Score: 47; Place 2nd

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