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Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

11/08/2017

 

            The Lehigh Valley Prone League had it’s first match of the season, hosted by Guthsville. The Ontelaunee juniors wasted no time setting the pace with a big win. Dropping only one point, our team score of 499-41x was 7 points & 14x’s higher than the second place team. Our team score was tallied from Madilyn, Calista, Quintin, and Emma each with a 100, and Sarah with a 99. This was a first match for juniors Frankie, Sydney, and Cody.

            The 2nd prone league match was this past Monday at Palmerton, and it brought our 2nd win for the season. Dropping no points this time, our score of 500-46x is about as close to perfect as you can hope for. We actually had 6 juniors who shot 100’s but only 5 can count. The team score was made up from Sarah with a perfect 100-10x, Calista, Quintin, Jake, and Griffin all with 100-9x. This was Griffin’s first 100 and he is very proud of it. Our other junior with a 100 who just missed the team score by one X was Emma. Our next 4 juniors on the score board each had a 99. This is an impressive team to say the least.

            Jeanne, Madilyn, Emma, and Calista traveled to Ohio to compete in college open matches. On October 21st they shot in the “Zippy Open” hosted by Akron, where they placed 3rd out of 15 teams in smallbore, and 2nd in air rifle. On the 22nd they shot in the Ohio State Open where Madilyn placed 16th  in 3-P with a 564, and Calista placed 4th in air rifle with a 587. All of these matches consisted of 60 record shots in both 3-position smallbore and in offhand air rifle. Sarah also competed in the Zippy Open but on a later weekend.

            The Inter-County Rifle League has been giving our juniors a weekly match where they are able to take their smallbore training and put it to work. This is a great opportunity for them and most matches are held close by, at North End. On October 27th Jeanne shot a new personal best score of 557, and Emma a new personal best score of 570.

            The Guthsville winter prone matches started up and are held on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Griffin took advantage of the opener to have some fun and hone his prone skills. He shot very well, even beating some master class shooters.

 

Tom Fister,

Ontelaunee Jr Rifle                   

 

Previous monthly reports:

2017 November Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

2017 October Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

2017 September Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

2017 August Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

2017 July Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

2017 June Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

2017 May Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

2017 April Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

2017 March Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

2017 February Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report