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Senior marksmen compete in state shoot

Lauren Murphy (left), and Caleb Murphy display the medals they won while competing in the 2020 Virginia 4-H State Shoot.

The Patrick County 4-H Marksmen Senior Team members recently traveled to Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center in Appomattox, Virginia, to take part in the 2020 Virginia 4-H State Shoot.

More than nine 4-H shooting clubs from around the state attended, with more than 104 youth competing in 8 different events, and 11 teams competing.

Competing for the Patrick County 4-H Marksmen included Lauren Murphy and Caleb Murphy, both senior members of the Marksmen team.

Individual results include:

22 Rifle Individual (Sr) – Caleb Murphy, 1st place, Lauren Murphy, 2nd place

Instinctive Archery Individual (Sr) – Caleb Murphy, 3rd place

Muzzle Loader Individual (Sr) –Lauren Murphy, 1st place, Caleb Murphy, 2nd place

For more information on the 2020 Virginia 4-H State Shoot results visit http://www.orionresults.com and choose Virginia 4H State Shoot under the Tournaments and Leagues section.

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, muzzleloading, pistol, rifle, and shotgun.  Through these disciplines, youth also learn firearm safety and marksmanship.

Lauren Murphy and Caleb Murphy are members of the Patrick County 4-H Marksmen Senior Team.

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 continued support.

The Patrick County 4-H Marksmen concluded their 4-H year on September 30.

The Patrick County 4-H Marksmen Club practices in Stuart and new members are welcome for current Fall enrollment.  The club has Fall registration for the upcoming 2020-2021 club year open now online at https://tinyurl.com/Marksmen2020.  For more information, please contact the Patrick County Extension Office at 276-694-3341 or email at lpendlet@vt.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

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