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Shooting their highest score of the season American Legion Post 290 defeated Mountain Home NJROTC 950.6 to 920.6 in the 2024 National Air Rifle New Shooter League. American Legion Post 290 was led by Julia Combs who shot a 257.6.
The remaining contributing members were Jeremy Weldon, Deion Evans, and Emilynn Mika. They are from Stafford, VA, and are coached by Mike Flanagan.
Overall American Legion Post 290 is ranked twenty-fourth. They have a 1 – 1 record.
Shooting their highest team score of the season Mountain Home NJROTC was led by Karhys Herbert who shot a 241.6. The remaining contributing members were Emerson Walls, Lukas Pool , and Makynly Smith. Mountain Home NJROTC is from Mountain Home, AR, and is coached by Jason Williams.
Overall Mountain Home NJROTC is ranked twenty-seventh. They have a 0 – 1 record.
Next up, American Legion Post 290 will compete against Bensalem MCJROTC from Bensalem, PA. Bensalem MCJROTC currently has a 1 – 0 record. While Mountain Home NJROTC will compete against Hereford MCJROTC from Hereford, TX.
Hereford MCJROTC currently has a 0 – 1 record.
These two teams are competing in the National Air Rifle “New Shooter” League. Sponsored by Scopos, 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, kneeling, prone, and standing. 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
American Legion Post 290 team page: http://www.orionresults.com/team/LeagueTeam.aspx?TeamID=2470
Mountain Home NJROTC team page: http://www.orionresults.com/team/LeagueTeam.aspx?TeamID=2450