4-H Project S.A.F.E. Modified Trap ends with third place finish at state

by | May 16, 2019 10:40 am

by JAKYN TYSON

The 2019 Emanuel County 4-H Project S.A.F.E. Modified Trap team wrapped up its season with 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 students in grades seven through 12 in Emanuel County who are enrolled in the 4-H program.

Modified trap participants 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 36 total 4-H’ers participating in the Project S.A.F.E. Modified Trap program for the 2019 year.

Seventh and eighth grade 4-H’ers on the modified trap team were Jacob Durden, Riley Griner, River Hooks, Dexter Loveday, Samuel McBride, Chloe Mulrooney, Garrett Peebles, Evan Rogers, Shayla Stephenson, Shanna Wilkerson, Jack Williams, Ben Bennett, Jacob Fagler, and Mason Simmons.

Ninth through 12th grade 4-H modified trap members were Blake Akridge, Cole Bell, Trey Chapman, Charles Colston, Jared Sapp, Noah Way, Corey Wilkerson, Dylan Womack, Marshall Amerson, Conner Bell, Phoebe Durden, Austin Eubanks, Luke Fagler, Lexie Hammond, Jaci Martin, Grace McBride, Jeremiah Colston, Jared Drake, Justin Drake, Gage Hooks, Math McCullough, and Hoage Reynolds.

The Randy Fagler Memorial County Match was held Sunday, May 5. The following 4-H’ers were recognized as top shooters for their grade level: seventh grade, Mason Simmons; eghth grade, River Hooks; ninth grade, Justin Drake; 10th grade, Austin Eubanks; 11th grade, Charles Colston; and 12th grade, Blake Akridge. Overall top awards went to Lexie Hammond, senior female; Austin Eubanks, senior overall; Shanna Wilkerson, junior female; and River Hooks, junior overall.

The first of the southeast district competitions was held…

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