The San Saba 4-H Shooting Sports Team members rose early on Saturday, April 18 to wet, rainy weather. It had been raining all week and the Shooters had been hoping that by Saturday, the big day of Texas 4-H Shooting Sports Extravaganza, the gloomy weather would be replaced with sunshine. No such luck.
Orientation began at 8:00 A.M. after a 7:30 A.M. registration. The competing 4-H’ers of the day were Ron Gerhart, Sara Hedley, Melanie Hedley, Emily Esquivel, Colt Carlisle, Dennis Harbin, and Atrel Carlisle. Anxious to begin competing they posed for the picture, and departed to the first competition of the day, 3-D Archery.
The 3-D Archery competition is for compound bows with sights, compound bows, and recurve bows for all three age categories. The competition is a course of ten 3-D targets (hunting targets) staked off at random distances. There are three stakes at different distances from the target where each shooter must stand. The closest stake, the blue stake, is for Junior 4-Her’s and is typically the easiest shot. The next stake is white, for Intermediate shooters. The red stake, which is the farthest and typically the trickiest to shoot, is for the Senior 4-Her’s. The target is scored in five ways. The shooter must shoot within the ethical kill zone to score either a 5, for shooting within the outer rings, or a ten, for shooting within the inner ring. If the shooter does not make an ethical shot, five points are deducted from their score. The shooter is given the chance to take and ethical pass if they believe they cannot make an ethical shot, and receives 1 point for doing so. If the shooter misses the target completely no points are added or taken away from their score. This year’s results for the 4-H’ers participating in 3-D Archery are as follows: Senior 4-H’er Ron Gerhart received 7
Later in the afternoon the 4-H’ers competed in the Light Rifle competition. In Light Rifle, shooters shoot a .22 caliber light rifle with sights of their choice at a target with five bull’s eyes 50ft. away in the standing position. The five bull’s-eyes have five rings, the outermost ring counts as six points and the innermost ring counts as ten. Shooters have thirty minutes to fire four rounds into each bull’s-eye, a possible score of 200 points. The results for the Light Rifle competition are as follows. Senior 4-H’er Ron Gerhart placed 3
This year the San Saba Co. 4-H Shooting Sports Team had a total of seven 4-H’ers participating at Texas 4-H Shooting Sports Extravaganza! All of the 4-H’ers competed with high spirits and reaped great rewards! We are so proud of all of our competitors and wish you the best of luck next year! Keep up the good work!
th place in the Class A Division. Senior 4-H’er Sara Hedley received 5th place in the Class A Division. Intermediate 4-H’er Melanie Hedley received 9th place in the Class A Division. Junior 4-H’er Dennis Harbin tied for 3rd place in the Class B Division. Junior 4-H’er Colt Carlisle placed 1st in the Class B Division. Junior 4-H’er Atrel Carlisle placed 11th in the Class B Division. Congratulations everyone on a job well done in Archery! rd in the A Class Division. Senior 4-H’er Sara Hedley placed 2nd in the A Class Division. Intermediate 4-H’er Melanie Hedley placed 8th in the A Class Division. Intermediate 4-H’er Emily Esquivel placed 10th in the B Class Division.