Dillon County 4-H Shooting Team Wins Awards at Skeet Shoot

November 22, 2013
By Chris Chestnut

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The Dillon County 4-H Shooting Sports team won three team awards and three individual awards at the first 4-H skeet shoot of the season on Saturday, November 16, at Mid Carolina Gun Club in Orangeburg, SC.

4-H teams from all over the state converged in Orangeburg to compete in the event with 87 total shooters. Squads of three shooters competed with each participant shooting at 100 targets. The Dillon County team took 16 shooters which competed in three different divisions.

The Senior Advanced division is for shooters in the 9-12 grades and have previously competed in the shooting sports. The Dillon County Squad of Samuel Coleman, Cole Anders, and Myers Hamer won second place in this division. Samuel was the squad high shooter, breaking 89 targets out of 100 followed closely by Anders who broke 88. Hamer crushed 83 targets.

Dillon County Shooter Hannah Martin came in second place of all the lady shooters, just one bird behind the High Over All (HOA) lady shooter.

The Junior Advanced division is for shooters in the 8th grade or below who have had previously competed in the shooting sports. The squad of Eli Long, Rich McFee, and Boone Campbell came in second place in this division.

Lady Junior shooter Tangie McFee tied for first place of all the junior female shooters and competed in a shoot off tie breaker before a large gallery of spectators. She ended up taking second place after going two rounds.

The junior first year division consists of shooters in the 8th grade or below who are participating for the first time. They will stay in this division for the entire season. The squad of Zack Arrington, Justin Herring, and Nash Harpe won first place in this division. Arrington also tied for High Over All (HOA) in this division and was forced into a shoot off, ending in a second place finish.

This was the first event of the season and there are still 12 more events scheduled for this shooting season to end in June. Anyone interested in participating may call the Clemson Extension office in Dillon.

Justin Herring, Zack Arrington, and Nash Harpe (not pictured) won 1st place in the Junior 1st year division.

Myers Hamer, Cole Anders, and Samuel Coleman won 2nd place in the Senior Advanced Division.

Boone Campbell, Eli Long, and Rich McFee win 2nd place in the Junior Advanced Division.

Tangie McFee and Zack Arrington both tied for first place in their respective divisions but both ended up in 2nd place after shooting in tie breakers.

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