Young Guns win state shooting championship
Target shooters from Haywood County are hard to beat. In fact, they continue to bring home trophies everywhere they go. This week the Young Guns, teams of shotgun shooting youth, won multiple titles at the state scholastic shooting competition held in Nashville.
The varsity (high school age) and the intermediate team (6th-8th graders) took first place in the Tennessee competition. The varsity team hit 293 out of 300 targets. The intermediate squad broke 285 targets. The teams, using shotguns, were shooting skeet.
Kara Beth Maddox was the state’s top shot in girls’ competition. Ford Ellington was the top boys’ scorer in the varsity contest and Jonathan Vandiver won the intermediate class.