Carrollton High School Narrowly Defeats Lander Jr. Rifle Club

Carrollton High School Narrowly Defeats Lander Jr. Rifle Club

Carrollton High School edged out Lander Jr. Rifle Club 1481 to 1461 last week in the National Air Rifle League. Their second win in a row, Carrollton High School is in fourth place in their Division with a 2 - 3 record. Carrollton High School was led by Taylor Berry who shot a 374. The remaining contributing members were Morgan Frank, Thomas Harris, and Collin Grubbs. Carrollton High School is from Carrollton, GA, and is coached by Mike Lewis.

Lander Jr. Rifle Club dropped to 1 - 4 on the season. They are currently in sixth place in their Division. Shooting their highest team score of the season Lander Jr. Rifle Club was led by Shayna Thomas who shot a 370. The remaining contributing members were Kyle Carper, Flint Pokorny, and Micaiah Dolence. Lander Jr. Rifle Club is from Lander, WY, and is coached by Dudley Irvine.

Next up, Carrollton High School will compete against Stratford PAL Jr. Rifle Club from Stratford, CT. Stratford PAL Jr. Rifle Club currently has a 1 - 2 record. Lander Jr. Rifle Club will compete against Minnesota Centershots from Anoka, MN. Minnesota Centershots currently has a 0 - 3 record.

These two teams are competing in the Junior Rifle Club Precision Champions Division of the Orion National Air Rifle League. Sponsored by the Orion Scoring System, the league is a national team league for high school teams and junior rifle clubs. The Champions Division is the most difficult division in the conference. The league has two parts. An 8 week round-robin regular season going on now. Followed by a single-elimination tournament, for the top eight teams who will compete for the league championship.

In each game the teams compete in what is known as a Standing Air Rifle match. The match is almost identical to the air rifle events in the Olympic Games. Each athlete shoots 40 shots in the standing position, the most difficult position in rifle competitions. Each shot is worth a maximum of 10 points. The sum of points scored in the 40 shots is the athlete's total. The team score is comprised of the best four athletes from each team.

For more information on the league, including complete standings, visit http://www. AirRifleLeague

Box Score: http://www. GamePage.aspx?MatchID=1.1. 763345476.1