Shooters compete at State 4-H meet

Seven local youths represented McCulloch County last week at the State 4-H Trap and Skeet Shoot at the National Shooting Sports Complex in San Antonio. The four-day event had shooters compete in both individual and team competitions. The junior team of Luke Sammons, Katie Kidd and Wade Skaggs placed second overall in American trap, sixth overall in 5-stand and seventh overall in American skeet. The two-man team of Sterling Sammons and Casey Kidd tied for sixth in American trap and placed eighth overall. In individual events, Katie Kidd won honors by placing third overall in the women’s classification. She also placed third in internationl skeet and seventh in international trap. Her biggest honor was being named as the recipient of the Outstanding Sportsmanship Award, an award for which she was nominated by other coaches and instructors from across the region. Luke Sammons placed fifth in international skeet while older brother Sterling placed sixth in international trap and 10th in American skeet. Casey Kidd placed 10th in international trap in a tie with 20 other shooters. Other shooters who participated included Jace Fincher and Tanner McBee. “Jace, Tanner and Wade all shot personal bests during the shoot,” said County Extension Agent Jerry Kidd. “Despite not placing in the top 10, they all did very well. “Individually, the rest of the shooters were a bit off, but some of that was due to some extenuating circumstances. All in all, we did not do as well as we did last year, but last year we were at the top. This year, the shooting conditions were not good nor were some of the situations with machines breaking and being replaced by ones that were not set properly.”

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