Submitted by Jeanie Campbell
On June 28, the Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) Sharpshooters traveled to Nelson County to compete in their final YHEC event of the season. The teams competed in Shotgun, Rifle, Archery, Safety Trail and Orienteering during rain and thunderstorms, and once again brought home the top awards.
Last year, Colt McGuire was the high overall junior, and this year he was high overall senior after moving up a division. With a score of 1,231 points, he outscored his nearest competition by almost a 100 points. While also winning the individual awards in shotgun, archery and orienteering, he led the team to a narrow first-place finish over rival Nelson County. Team members were Justin Yount, Jared Yount and Devin Hagan.
Jacob Wilson built on strong shotgun and safety trail scores to take the top honors as high overall junior. Matthew Sharp won the archery competition with a score of 252. Natalie Brockman from Campbellsville also shot with the Henry County teams and won the Orienteering and Safety Trail competitions. Dylan Rankin rounded out the team for a very close second place team finish. At this competition, the junior team narrowed the gap between themelves and Nelson County to less than 80 points.
The team’s focus will now turn to 4-H shooting to finish out the season, with upcoming competitions at Bullitt and Adair counties, and the state competition in September.