Shooters headed to state tourney

Two Elkin middle-schoolers and the high school team will be moving on to the state shooting tournament next weekend following first-place finishes at the district level.

On March 21, the Elkin City Schools’ high school and middle schools Hunter Education Shooting teams participated in the District 7 Shooting Tournament. The tournament was held in Hunting Creek Preserve in Iredell County. This event is sponsored by the North Carolina Wildlife.

Seventy-three teams competed in trap shooting, rifle shooting, archery and hunter skills. The Elkin teams brought home four trophies and two plaques.

The Elkin High School team placed fifth in the state for all districts and will be going to the state championship in Ellerbe on April 25. Elkin High School placed third overall in the district 7 tournament and received a trophy. They also received third place trophies for trap and hunter skills.

Elkin Middle School brought home a trophy for its third place finish in hunter skills.

Individually for Elkin Middle School, Matthew Altemueller placed first in Hunter Skills at thedistrict tournament and will be participating in the state tournament. Also from the middle school, Mary Claire Hooper placed first in the district tournament for rifle shooting and will be participating in the 

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Elkin Middle School students Matthew Altemueller and Mary Claire Hooper will compete at the state shooting competition.

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Elkin High School shooting team members Dillon Wood, Bayle Wood, Noah Smith, Hunter Simmons, Tristan Grubbs and (not pictured) Terry Spicer will be competing at the state tournament next week.


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