Patrick County 4H Marksmen Compete in State Shoot

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The Patrick County 4-H Marksmen recently traveled to Holiday Lake 4H Center in Appomattox, VA to take part in the 2019 Virginia 4-H State Shoot. More than thirty-seven 4H shooting clubs from around the state attended, with more than 325 kids competing in sixteen different events.

Competing for the Patrick County 4-H Marksmen were Emily Clark, Steele Foley, Dylan Hodges, Nathan Hodges, Nick Hooker, Caleb Murphy, Lauren Murphy, and Matthew Shelton.

Individual and team results include:

Air Rifle Individual (3 Position Sporter) – Nick Hooker, 1st place, Emily Clark, 2nd place, Steele Foley, 14th place, Matthew Shelton, 15th place, Caleb Murphy 22nd place, Lauren Murphy 23rd place, Dylan Hodges 32nd place

Air Rifle Team (3 Position Sporter) (Sr) –1st place–Nick Hooker, Emily Clark, Steele Foley, Matthew Shelton

Air Rifle Silhouette Individual (Sr) – Nick Hooker, 5th place, Caleb Murphy, 6th, Lauren Murphy, 7th place, Emily Clark, 10th place, Matthew Shelton, 14th place, Steele Foley, 15th, Dylan Hodges, 23rd place

Small BoreRifle Silhouette Individual Scope – Emily Clark, 2nd place, Caleb Murphy, 4th place, Nick Hooker, 6th place, Dylan Hodges, 9th place, Lauren Murphy, 13th place, Steele Foley, 47th place, Matthew Shelton 81st place, Nathan Hodges, 84th place

Small Bore Rifle Silhouette Team (Sr) – 1st Place – Emily Clark, Caleb Murphy, Nick Hooker

3P Smallbore Individual Scope (Sr) – Emily Clark, 2ndplace, Steel Foley, 12thplace, Matthew Shelton, 15th place

3P Smallbore Team Scope (Sr) – 2nd place, Emily Clark, Steele Foley, Matthew Shelton

3P Smallbore Individual Iron (Sr) – Nick Hooker, 1st place, Lauren Murphy, 8th place, Caleb Murphy, 10th place

3P Smallbore Team Iron (Sr) – 2nd place – Nick Hooker, Lauren Murphy, Caleb Murphy

SB Rifle Silhouette Individual (Jr) – Dylan Hodges, 2nd place

SB Pistol Camp Perry Individual (Sr) – Steele Foley, 4th place, Nick Hooker, 5th place, Caleb Murphy, 12th place

Instinctive Archery Individual (Sr) – Steele Foley, 6th place, Lauren Murphy, 10th place, Caleb Murphy 13th place

Instinctive Archery Team (Sr) – 1st Place – Steele Foley, Lauren Murphy, Caleb Murphy

Shot Gun Team Trap (Sr) – 6th Place – Nick Hooker, Steele Foley, Caleb Murphy

Shot Gun Skeet (Sr) – 11th Place – Caleb Murphy, Steele Foley, Nick Hooker

Pistol Silhouette Individual (Sr) – Steele Foley, 1st place, Nick Hooker, 3rd place

Muzzle Loader Individual (Sr) – Nick Hooker, 1st place, Lauren Murphy, 2nd place, Emily Clark, 3rd place, Steele Foley, 6th place, Caleb Murphy, 10th place

Muzzle Loader Team (Sr) – 1st place – Nick Hooker, Lauren Murphy, Emily Clark

10 and under Basic Supported Pistol Individual – Nathan Hodges, 3rd place

Basic Supported Air Pistol Individual (Jr) – Nathan Hodges, 8thplace

Nick Hooker received the prestigious Paul Benneche Award.  The Paul Benneche Award is presented to the highest scoring competitor in the 3-Position Smallbore Light Rifle Iron Sights at the Virginia State 4-H Shoot September 13-15, 219.

Caleb Murphy was named as a Virginia 4-H Shooting Education Ambassador.  Caleb will serve a two-year term and along with 16 other teenagers who will positively represent Virginia 4-H Shooting Education throughout the state and beyond!

The Patrick County 4-H Marksmen concluded their 4-H year on September 30th.  With the conclusion of the 4-H year the club says good bye and best wishes to senior members that have aged out.  Those members aging out of the Patrick County 4-H Marksmen include:  Nick Hooker, Emily Clark, Steele Foley, and Matthew Shelton.

The club would like to thank American Legion Post # 105, Shooters Gun and Pawn, Patrick County Sheriff’s Office, and Stuart Family Restaurant for their continuing support.

The Patrick County 4-H Marksmen use shooting as a vehicle to teach youth ages 9-19 life skills such as responsibility, self-discipline, and teamwork through skills learned in archery, muzzle loading, pistol, rifle, and shotgun.  Through these disciplines, youth also learn firearm safety and marksmanship.

The Patrick County 4-H Marksmen Club practices in Stuart and new members are welcome for current Fall enrollment.  The club has an Open House planned for October 10, 2019 being held at the Shooting Range located at 223 Transfer Station Lane, Stuart, VA 24171.  The Open House will be held 6:00 – 7:00 PM.  For more information, please contact the Patrick County Extension Office at 276-694-3341.