Aiming for the bullseye

Posted: May 30, 2012 at 4:23 am

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The Homestead 4-H Shooting Club had some success at a recent state competition.

In addition to many of its members shooting personal best scores, several kids also earned individual honors.

The club consists of youths ranging in ages from 7 to 19 years. Club coach Mike Jochum said the Beatrice squad had more individuals competing in the state event than any other club in the state.

We had many, many kids go up there and shoot their personal best, Jochum said. Which is great to see. To see them go up into that environment where youre up against 148 different gunners across the state -- and perform at that level was great.

The club's BB gun shooting team took second place in the shooting event and finished first on the written test that consists of gun knowledge and gun safety.

Because the BB gun team finished in the top three overall, they qualify to shoot in the National Daisy BB gun match in Arkansas later this summer.

Garrett Hier, 8, won an individual first place honor in the kneeling competition and registered a score of 92, which is a state record for his age group.

His brother, Ben Hier, won first place in five events in the 11-12 year old division.

Andy Buhr won a state championship in the sporter air rifle competition, winning in all four positions.

The air rifle sporter team, comprising Buhr, Rachael Schoenrock, Tyler Parthemer and Ben Heir, also won a state championship.

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