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Lake County 4-H air-rifle team earns top honors at state match

RELEASE DATE: April 29, 2008

TAVARES — This year at the Florida 4-H Air Rifle Shooting match held March 1 in Bronson, Fla., the Lake County Eustis Gun Club 4-H Target Teens kept their strong record of winning at this annual event.

4-H Target Teens
For junior shooters, two teams competed. Team No. 1 took first overall. The team included Elizabeth Guy, Mark McKinney and Alex Madison. Team No. 2 placed sixth overall. This team included Garett Jackson, Ethan Thomas, and Jesse Nasgovitz. Individually, Mark McKinney took second place and Elizabeth Guy placed third overall.

The intermediate shooters placed second overall. The intermediate team included Luke McKinney, Joshua Guy, Logan Jackson and Benjamin Thomas. Individually, Luke McKinney placed second, Joshua Guy third and Logan Jackson sixth.

The seniors included Gary Thomas, Benjamin McKinney and Matthew Guy. This team placed first overall. Individually, Matthew Guy took first, Benjamin McKinney third and Gary Thomas fourth.

For seniors, the top four individuals qualify for the 4-H National Invitational Match. This year’s national event will be held in June in Grand Island, Neb. Benjamin McKinney and Matthew Guy are planning to attend. To raise funds, a car wash is planned at the Mount Dora Kmart, located at 16900 U.S. Highway 441, on Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Eustis Gun Club sponsors the 4-H Shooting Sports program. The 4-H air rifle program emphasizes shooting safety and is open to 4-H members 8 years and older. For more information about this team or other 4-H programs, call the Lake County 4-H office at (352) 343-4101.

For those who are interested in making a contribution to help send the Florida Air Rifle team to the National Competition, donations may be sent to the Lake County Extension Office, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares, FL 32778.

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