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Sharpshooters use girl power

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By The Staff

Submitted by Jeanie Campbell

Shooting is typically considered a ‘male’ sport, but several young ladies from Henry County are proving that false. On June 7, the Henry County Sharpshooters traveled to the Washington County Invitational, where the girls won a large number of awards.

For award purposes, teams are comprised of the top four scores from the participants in each county. The first place 9-11 team in Target Archery was all girls: Kassidy Allen, Grace Adams, Holly Hosey, and Carrie Booth. While Henry County has won this team award before, this is the first time the girls took the top four spots on the team.

Hayley Hosey continued her winning ways, taking first place in Target Archery and Bowhunter Archery in the 12-14 age group. She was also a member of the first place team in each event.

Katelynn Bowen won third place in Target Archery and was a member of first place teams in Target and Bowhunter Archery in the 15-18 age group.

Henry County’s young men also had a big day, with Dylan Rankin winning first place in Shotgun, third in Target Archery, and third place in Bowhunter Archery in the 12-14 age group. Colt McGuire was first place in Bowhunter Archery in the 15-18 age group, second in Target Archery, and third in Shotgun. Justin Yount was second in Bowhunter.

“I am so proud of our girls,” says coach Dennis Campbell. “They go out and compete head-to-head with boys that are older and have been shooting and hunting for years, and they are proving they can win.”

Full results:

9-11 Age Group:

First Place Team – Archery Target – Kassidy Allen, Grace Adams, Holly Hosey, Carrie Booth

12-14 Age Group:

Trap – First Place – Dylan Rankin

Archery Target – 1st Hayley Hosey, 3rd Dylan Rankin. 1st Place Team – Jacob Wilson, Matthew Sharp, Dylan Rankin, Hayley Hosey

Archery Bowhunter – 1st Hayley Hosey, 3rd Dylan Rankin. 1st Place Team – Jacob Wilson, Matthew Sharp, Dylan Raånkin, Hayley Hosey

15-18 Age Group:

Trap – 3rd Place – Colt McGuire. 1st Place Team – Colt McGuire, Jon Pendleton, Justin Yount, Blake Jones, Jared Yount

Archery Target – 2nd Place - Colt McGuire, 3rd Place - Katelynn Bowen. 1st Place Team – Justin Yount Jared Yount, Colt McGuire, Katelynn Bowen

Bowhunter Archery – 1st Place - Colt McGuire, 2nd Place – Justin Yount. 1st Place Team – Justin Yount Jared Yount, Colt McGuire, Katelynn Bowen