Members of the Spalding County 4-H Shooting Sports (Project S.A.F.E.) program competed at several events at the 2009 Georgia 4-H State Championship Match, known as “Target Challenge” weekend at Rock Eagle last month.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Spalding County 4-H Precision Air Rifle team took first place honors at the 4H State Championship.
This year’s winning Precision team members included Michael Matthews (583), Tiffani Potter (565), Melissa Quartarone (572), Matt Branyon (575), and Jackson Bailey (565) and finished 31 points ahead of second-place Madison County.
Team member Michael Matthews was the first place individual and fellow team members, Matt Branyon placed 2nd and Melissa Quartarone was 4th overall in the Individual competition.
In a very tight competition, seven points separated second through seventh places. Precision Air Rifle Coach Angela Branyon was very pleased with the team's performance.
This match and the team's performance helps prepare the team for the NRA National Championship and 3P Junior Olympics in July at Camp Perry Ohio.