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Bee County 4-H Shooting Club hits ‘bulls-eye’ Out-shoots 30 teams to claim state crown
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The Bee County 4-H Shooting Club recently won the state competition in Victoria over 30 other teams to be crowned state champions for 2014. The foursome out-shot their nearest competition by more than 24 points in the two-day competition. Team members are joined by their coach Lee Farias with their awards. They include, in random order, Chris Rivas, Martin Rivas, Sarah McFall and Malyssa Casner.
The Bee County 4-H Shooting Club recently won the state competition in Victoria over 30 other teams to be crowned state champions for 2014. The foursome out-shot their nearest competition by more than 24 points in the two-day competition. Team members are joined by their coach Lee Farias with their awards. They include, in random order, Chris Rivas, Martin Rivas, Sarah McFall and Malyssa Casner.
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VICTORIA – Brothers Chris and Martin Rivas, Malyssa Casner and Sarah McFall represented 4-H District 11 and Bee County quite well as they took “Top Shot” honors, winning first place at the State 4-H In-Door Small Bore Rifle match June 7-8, 2014.

This four “man” team, coached by Lee Farias, a longtime Bee County 4-H rifle instructor, shot their way to the first place title, besting 30 other teams from around the state. Both Chris and Martin competed last year, along with Amanda Coffee, placing fourth at the state match.

District 11 is the toughest district in the state as the third place team was Victoria County 4-H and the fourth place team was Austin County, all from District 11. The second place team was Wilson County, a neighbor to the north, who also competes in most District 11 matches.

Each of the four team members shoot individually, trying to reach a possible 600 points each, and their scores are compiled into a team score, by dropping the lowest scoring card in each of the three shooting positions; two prone cards, two standing cards and two kneeling cards. Out of 121 individual competitors, Chris placed seventh; Martin placed 14th; Sara placed 17th, and Malyssa placed 69th.

Bee County’s team score was a 1560.23. Wilson County’s second place score was 1536.22. Each team has 90 minutes to complete all their shots and are not allowed to be coached during the match. They can only be assisted by their teammates.

The top 10 individual shooters compete in a shoot-off at the end of the team competition, and Chris, who started eighth, finished in seventh place.

It was coach Farias’ second state winning team. Lee, along with Chuck McCameron, coached the Bee County team to a state title in 2006.
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