Monday, February 28, 2022
Shooting their highest score of the season Fork Union Military Academy defeated South Panola AFJROTC 932.0 to 861.8 in the 2022 National Air Rifle New Shooter League. Their second win in a row. They currently have a 2 - 3 record. Fork Union Military Academy was led by, Tzu-Heng Hung who shot a 257.8. The remaining contributing members were Isaac Gilman, Nicholas Coleman, and Niv Patel. Fork Union Military Academy is from Fork Union, VA, and is coached by MAJ David Wallace.
Snapping a two game win streak South Panola AFJROTC currently has a 2 - 2 record. South Panola AFJROTC was led by, Mathew Hickingbotton who shot a 254.0. The remaining contributing members were Jazmine Taylor, Rnyne Self, and Samantha Little. South Panola AFJROTC is from Batesville, MS, and is coached by Col Robert Mims.
Next up Fork Union Military Academy will compete against Lumen Christi Archangels from Anchorage, AK. Lumen Christi Archangels currently has a 0 - 4 record. While South Panola AFJROTC will compete against Bob Jones AFJROTC from Madison, AL. Bob Jones AFJROTC currently has a 2 - 1 record.
These two teams are competing in the National Air Rifle "New Shooter" League. Sponsored by the Orion Scoring System, the league is a national team league exclusive to athletes in their first year of competition. Teams are from high schools and junior rifle clubs throughout the United States. Over 10 weeks each team competes in 8 games. Each week, each team is paired with another team with a near equal skill level.
In each game the teams compete in what is known as a Three-Position Air Rifle match. The match is modeled after Olympic Rifle competitions but adapted to high school age athletes. Each athlete will shoots 10 shots in three different shooting positions, prone, standing, and kneeling. Each shot is worth a maximum of 10.9 points. The sum of points scored in the 30 shots is the athlete's total. The team score is comprised of the best four athletes from each team.
For more information on the league, including complete standings, visit https://www.national-leagues.com/new-shooter
Fork Union Military Academy team page: http://www.orionresults.com/team/LeagueTeam.aspx?TeamID=1828
South Panola AFJROTC team page: http://www.orionresults.com/team/LeagueTeam.aspx?TeamID=1843