Ward County 4-Her places second at State 4-H Shotgun Match
Four Ward County 4-H members attended the State Shotgun Match at the Capital City Gun Club near Bismarck and Capital City Sporting Clays near Menoken.
The contest, held Aug. 10, brought 55 shooters from across the state. The contest was split into Senior and Junior divisions. Juniors are ages 11 to 13. Seniors are ages 14-18.
In the contest there were three portions – trap, skeet and sporting clays. Seniors shot 100 trap, 50 clay and 50 skeet targets. The Junior division shot 50 trap, 50 clay and 50 skeet targets. Youth receive one point for each target hit.
Receiving second place in the senior division was Tate Novodvorsky, Douglas, with a score of 178. Novodvorsky was the top shooter in the trap portion of the contest, hitting 99 of 100 and clays shooting 45 of 50. He tied with Ethan Myers, Minot, for fifth best shooter in the skeet diving, hitting 34 of 50. Myers received sixth place overall in the Senior shotgun division. Myers was the fourth best shooter in trap, hitting 94 of 100.
The team of Myers, Novodvorsky and Clay Ceynar, McKenzie County, earned a combined score of 463, putting them in fourth place as a team. The team was third in trap, scoring 271, and third in skeet, scoring 103 points.
In the Junior division, Karter Myers, Minot, and Miranda Novodvorsky, Douglas, represented Ward County. K. Myers competed in only the trap portion of the contest, hitting 25 of 50 targets. M. Novodvorsky placed 13th overall in the Junior Shotgun contest. She was the third best trap shooter in the Junior division, hitting 45 of 50 targets.
The 4-H Air Rifle certification class will be held in Minot on Sept. 20-21. For more information about the training, contact Emily Goff, 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent at NDSU Extension Service Ward County, at 857-6450.