4-H shooters excel at state contest

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By The Staff

Twelve 4-H members represented Anderson County at the State 4-H Shooting Sports Contest held Sept. 17-18.
They competed in several divisions including archery compound bare bow, archery bow hunter, archery target bow and shotgun.  Anderson County had several top individual scorers as well as two state champion teams.
Justin Mehs placed third in the 15-18 age category of the bow hunter division. Ethan Steele placed first in the 12-14 age category of the target bow division, and was also the overall high scorer for all age groups.
Michala Frederick placed third overall in the bare bow division and Chance Wayne placed second overall in the bare bow division.
Other 4-H members that participated were Nikki Nivison, Becky Frederick, Cody Able, Jacob Able, Ruth Edwards, Annie Edwards, Luke Edwards and Cameron Peyton.
The 4-H Shooting Sports club meets throughout the year with certified coaches teaching the disciplines of archery, shotgun, .22 rifle and black powder.