Fourteen 4-Hers from McCulloch County spent four long, hot days in San Antonio June 19-22 competing for the “top shotgun” State 4-H Shooting Sports Awards. Youth from across the state attended the shotgun events held at the National Sporting Clay Center in San Antonio. Members were involved in three main 4-H shotgun shooting events’trap, skeet and sporting clays. This year the McCulloch County 4-H group has been under the leadership of 4-H shooting coaches Jack Richardson and Tom Sammons. According to the coaches, McCulloch County 4-Hers have established that they can compete with the top shooters in the state. $-Hers competed as individuals and as teams of 2-3 members within the different age groups (sub-junior, ages nine-12; juniors, ages 13-14; and seniors, ages 14-18). “It is hard to describe the level of competition at state unless you are there to see the outcome,” explained a coach. “Near perfect scores are needed to place at the top. McCulloch County is extremely proud of our 4-Hers. For some, this was their first time to compete on such a level.” The following is a list of results for McCulloch County 4-Hers attending the state 4-H shooting event: SUB-JUNIORS Luke Sammons’tied first in state, third in “A” mod trap. Brandon Sammons’third in “B” 5-stand. Patrick Sammons’third in “B” skeet. Jake Long’25th in 5-stand. Clayton Sammons’participant. Katie Kidd’first in “A” Women’s trap and fifth in “A” Women’s skeet. The sub-junior 3-man team of Luke Sammons, Wade Skaggs and Michael Land placed third in the state “A” skeet team event and fifth in the state “A” Trap team event. JUNIORS Zeb Abbott’first in “C” 5-stand. Sterling Sammons’second in “C” 5-stand. James Ross’tied for fourth in “A” trap. Taylor Owens’third in “B” skeet. Jeremy Ramon’participant. The junior trap team of James Ross, Zeb Abbott and Sterling Sammons tied for third in the state 3-man trap team event. SENIORS Casey Kidd’10th in “A” trap.