4-H Shooting Sports grow and succeed in Rhea County
The members of the Rhea County 4-H Shooting Sports Porgram recently participated in a State 4-H BB/Air Rifle Match. Pictured left to right are 4-H Shooting Sports Program members Jamie Hale, Colton Edwards, Kristopher Hale, Jason Schalk, Natalie Baker, Sierra Edwards, J.T. Baker and Jonathon Schalk.
Published: 3:51 PM, 05/03/2013
Last updated: 3:51 PM, 05/03/2013
Author: Josey Harris Source: The Herald-News
The Rhea County 4-H Shooting Sports program continues to grow with eight new members being added to the team this past year.
This program is open to all youth in Rhea County enrolled in fifth through 12th-grade. The senior high team now consists of Jason Schalk, Jonathon Schalk, Sierra Edwards and Jamie Hale. They recently competed at the State 4-H BB/Air Rifle Match on April 6 in Dickson, Tenn., and placed fourth in team competition.
In individual competition Jason Schalk placed 15th, Jonathon Schalk placed 16th, Sierra Edwards placed 20th overall and 15th in standing position and Jamie Hale placed 24th. The junior high air rifle individual Kristopher Hale, placed ninth overall and seventh in the prone position. J.T. and Natalie Baker and Colton Edwards participated in the BB Match with Colton Edwards placing 25th overall in the prone position.
The program is continuing to expand the disciplines offered to Rhea County 4-Her’s. Currently there are certified coaches in the rifle, shotgun, and archery disciplines. R.J. Gryder serves as the head coach for the junior high and senior air rifle/BB program, and Josey Harris serves as the head coach for the junior BB gun program.