SH Trap Shooting Participate in Regional Competition

     Jr. High and Sr. High members of the Sloan-Hendrix Trap Shooting teams participated in the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program (AYSSP) regional tournament in Lonoke, Arkansas Friday-Saturday, May 13-14.  The Jr. High teams competed on Friday.  “There were 15 of the students that competed,” stated Coach Greg Foreman, “in the past we have had some problems with the students realizing that all 5 members of each trap shooting squad must attend in order for the scores to be at least compatible with the other schools.  However, this year all of our team squads had every member present and was able to turn in a more competitive score.  One of the teams came up just short of qualifying for the state tournament.  Jacob Cagle was the most successful shooter busting 22 of the 25 skeet.  The junior high team did very well but I expect to see an improvement in the upcoming year.”

     The Sr. High teams competed on Saturday.  Foreman stated, “Once again all of the members were present in order for the SH team to be competitive.  Corey Henson hit 43 of the 50 skeet during the competition.  Corey and the other members of the Sr. High team did very well.  We didn’t qualify for the state in the Sr. High division but the shooting sport has become so popular that every member of a squad must have excellent shooting scores.  In fact, in our division, which is the North, a squad would have had to hit at least 210 skeet out of 250 in order to qualify for the state level competition.”

     Foreman said “I was very proud of all of the members of each squad for being present at the competition.  Each year we are able to make improvements to our trap shooting team.  It has become a very popular sport and I am proud that Sloan-Hendrix is able to offer trap-shooting to our students.”