Emanuel County 4-H sees another great year of modified trap competition

by | June 22, 2018 8:55 am

Last Updated: June 22, 2018 at 10:15 am

   The 2018 Emanuel County 4-H Project S.A.F.E. modified trap team wrapped up its season during the state 4-H modified trap match. Emanuel County 4-H’ers participated in three levels of competition: the local Randy Fagler Memorial County Match, the Southeast District 4-H qualifying matches, and the State 4-H modified trap match in Eatonton. The program is open to Emanuel County students in grades 7-12 who are enrolled in the 4-H program.
   4-H’ers in the modified trap contest are given 25 clay targets they must hit from a single thrower. All 4-H’ers are coached by volunteer leaders from the 4-H program who are certified instructors. The modified trap program is coordinated by Becky Amerson. Emanuel County 4-H had 43 total 4-H’ers participating in the Project S.A.F.E. modified trap program for the 2018 year.
   Seventh through eighth grade 4-H’ers on the modified trap team were: Jeremiah Colston, Jared Drake, Justin Drake, Jacob Durden, Riley Griner, Gage Hooks, River Hooks, Samuel McBride, Ebb McCullough, Math McCullough, Evan Rogers, Brayden Smith, Shanna Wilkerson, Jack Williams, and Jakob Williams.
   Ninth through 12th grade 4-H modified trap members were: Blake Akridge, Daren Akridge, Marshall Amerson, Dane Arrington, Jackson Barber, Conner Bell, Cole Bell, Dustin Cavanah, Trey Chapman, Charles Colston, Christopher Denmark, Josie Drake, Phoebe Durden, Austin Eubanks, Luke Fagler, Mason Funderburk, Lexie Hammond, Ridge Henry, Nix Hooks, Blake Lee, Grace McBride, Jared Sapp, Jarrett Tanner, Alaylla Watkins, Noah Way, Corey Wilkerson, Slade Williamson, and James Harris Youmans.
   The Randy Fagler Memorial County Match was held Sunday, May 6. The following 4-H’ers were recognized as top shooters for their grade level: seventh grader River Hooks; eighth grader Math McCullough; freshman Gage Hooks; sophomore Cole Bell; junior Blake Akridge; senior Daren Akridge. Overall top awards went to Senior Female Lexie Hammond; Senior Overall Gage Hooks; Junior Female Shanna Wilkerson; and Junior Overall River Hooks. Gage Hooks shot 25 out of 25, a perfect score, at the county contest.
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