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Mountain Home NJROTC defeat Central Talbotton in air rifle match

Mountain Home’s NJROTC has officially defeated Central Talbotton AJROTC last week in the National Air Rifle League after coming out ahead 865.0 to 792.3.

The win moves Mountain Home into seventh place within their Navy JROTC conference. Mountain Home’s air rifle team currently has a record of 1-0.

The team was led by Johnathon Mason, who shot a 226.3, with Trinity Cruse, Chirstian Depoister, and Justin Kubistek helping to secure the win with solid performances as well.

The team is coached by Jason Williams, Mountain Home NJROTC NSI.

Central Talbotton AJROTC currently has a 0 – 1 record and was led by Shawn Harris, who shot a 242.5. The remaining contributing members were Aidden Golightly, Nigel Mahone, and Isiah Alexander. Central Talbotton AJROTC is from Talbotton, GA, and is coached by Gene England.

Mountain Home’s next competition will take place against Fullerton Union AJROTC, who hail from Fullerton, CA. That team currently has a record of 0-0. Central Talbotton will move on to compete against Northview NJROTC from Bratt, FL. Northview currently has a record of 0-0.

These two teams are competing in the Champions Division of the Orion National Air Rifle League. Sponsored by the Orion Scoring System, the league is a national team league for high school teams and junior rifle clubs. The Champion’s Divisions is the most difficult division in the league.

The league has two parts: An 8 week regular season going on now, where teams compete for their conference’s title, followed by the post-season, comprising of two single elimination tournaments.

Only the top 16 teams across all conferences advance to the post-season, to compete for the league title.

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 shoot 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/

Box Score: http://www.orionresults.com/team/GamePage.aspx?MatchID=1.1.2022092213152166.1

Mountain Home NJROTC team page: http://www.orionresults.com/team/LeagueTeam.aspx?TeamID=2038

Central Talbotton AJROTC team page: http://www.orionresults.com/team/LeagueTeam.aspx?TeamID=2030

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