Ward County 4-H members attend air rifle match in Devils Lake
Seven Ward County 4-H members attended the Ramsey County Invitational Air Rifle Match held in Devils Lake at the World War Memorial Building Basement on Feb. 15.
Categories are split up by age to include Beginner, ages 8 to 10; Junior, ages 11 to 13; and Senior, ages 14 to 18. The equipment used are Sporter air rifles, shooting .177 Caliber pellets at a velocity of 600fps or less. Targets are AR 5/10 International 10-meter air rifle targets. Beginners shoot from a sitting position off a bench rest and Juniors and Seniors compete shooting from three positions of standing, kneeling, and prone. At the Ramsey County Invitational Air Rifle Match the senior shooters shot from the standing position only. Senior Teams have an opportunity to compete in the state match April 4, for a chance to represent North Dakota at the National 4-H Air Rifle Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska.
Competing in the Junior Air Rifle division was Layne Korgel, Minot, who earned eighth place with a score of 291. Also competing in the Junior Air Rifle division were Landen Jansen, Alyssa Korgel, and Zachary Korgel, all from Minot.
In the Beginner Air Rifle division, all three Ward County members placed in the top 10. Kiley Whillock, Kenmare, placed fourth with a score of 534. Olivia Jansen, Minot, placed sixth with a score of 512. Emma Penland, New Town, placed ninth with a score of 162.
Ward County 4-H members participating in the 4-H Air Rifle Shooting Sport do so in conjunction with the Minot Rifle & Pistol Club’s Youth Marksmanship Program. Currently this group meets on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. until noon. The group will continue to meet until April at the Minot Rifle & Pistol Club indoor range. If anyone is interested in joining, please contact the Ward County 4-H office.