Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

05/8/2019

            During last month’s club meeting, it was reported how well Griffin Lake performed in the USA Jr Olympic men’s 3-Position Smallbore competition. He won the silver medal for his age group in that event. Griffin then went on to compete in the International Air Rifle event, which means all shots are taken in the standing position. His final air rifle placement was 5th within his age group. A couple days after the men were finished, the women’s Jr Olympics got under way. Calista Smoyer, Sarah Frantz, and Emma Rhode were there to represent Ontelaunee. For the International Air Rifle, Calista finished 58th, Sarah 116th, and Emma 117th  in a field of 202 competitors. In the women’s 3-Position Smallbore there were a total of the 75 competitors, and Sarah finished 34th and Calista 38th. Congratulations to all four of our Ontelaunee Junior Olympians for their great performances.

            After only two practice nights of precision air rifle, Cecelia Ossi traveled to Palmyra and competed in the PA Jr Olympic, 3-Position Air Rifle Match. This is a CMP sponsored event in which competitors can qualify for the CMP National Match. Cecelia did extremely well and scored a 583 out of 600, which is 1 point higher than needed to earn an invitation to Nationals. Congratulations Cecelia!

            Calista has accepted an invitation from the American Legion, to compete in the National air rifle match in Colorado. That match is scheduled in July and top prize is a $5000 scholarship.

            The Inter-County Rifle League held their awards banquet this year at Seitzland Rifle Club. The combined team of Ontelaunee and North End, took 2nd place behind Palmyra in the indoor 3-P smallbore season. Calista held the high averages in Offhand and Aggregate, and was the top shooter overall with an average score of 571.93. She was also a recipient of a scholarship from the league.

            Speaking of scholarships, Calista has earned a $1000 scholarship from the Civilian Marksmanship Program. Congratulations Calista!

            We had eight juniors compete in the 34th annual “Opperman Prone Match” held at North End. This 80 shot match was a first of its kind for several of our juniors. They all held up well and gained some needed experience, which will help in the long weekend prone matches that are coming up soon.

            This Saturday is the outdoor match at North End, to finalize the Lehigh Valley Prone league.

Tom Fister,

Ontelaunee Jr Rifle

Previous monthly reports:

2019 May Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

2019 April Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

2019 March Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

2019 February Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

2019 January Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

2018 December Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

2018 November Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

2018 October Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

2018 September Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

2018 August Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

2018 July Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

2018 June Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

2018 May Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

2018 April Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

2018 March Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

2018 February Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

2018 January Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

2017 December Ontelaunee Jr Rifle Report

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         Check out the Morning Call Interview:  http://www.mcall.com/sports/mc-around-the-valley-0709-20170709-story.html

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