The Logan County Long Shots 4-H Shooting Sports Club competed in the Arkansas state range events recently.
The youth competed against 322 other shooters from across the state. First through third place teams and individuals in each competition received trophies and gifts from Cabela’s and 4th through 10th received ribbons.
The junior team consisted of Natosha Hammonds, Reese Nietert and Bella Toland. Hammonds placed 3rd in Air Pistol and 7th in Three Position Air Rifle.
The seniors had two teams. Team 1 was Kyle Baire, Charla Hammonds, Tate Hammonds and Hannah Toland. Team 2 was made up of Will Howard, Adam Toland and Aaron Toland.
Team 1 placed 3rd in Air Pistol and 1st in One Handed International Style .22 Pistol. Aaron Toland placed 10th in .22 Pistol and Baire placed 7th. Tate Hammonds placed 2nd in both Air Pistol and One Handed International Style .22 Pistols. He had a tied score for first in Air Pistol but did not win the tie breaker and only lost the .22 by three points to his sister, Charla Hammonds, who was the first girl shooter to ever win the .22 Pistol in the Arkansas State Range Events.
The club plans to be competing in USA shoots in Oklahoma in the near future and then in the State Junior Olympics in December. They are taking donations for their club fundraiser on a Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber black powder revolver. This revolver can be seen on display at the County Discount Pharmacy in Magazine where tickets can also be purchased for $5 each or 5 for $20. The drawing will be held at the pharmacy on Aug. 31.
The Long Shots team would like to thank all those who have already purchased tickets to help cover their Shooting Sport’s costs.