Saint Thomas Academy

Represents: Saint Thomas Academy

Current Record: 7 - 0

Season Average: 1055.86

Game Score: 1044

Lyon County 4-H

Represents: Lyon County 4-H Shooting Sports

Current Record: 3 - 4

Season Average: 920.86

Game Score: 906

Saint Thomas Academy (2 - 0) 1044 defeats Lyon County 4-H (0 - 2) 906

Competition Recap

Saint Thomas Academy defeats Lyon County 4-H

Shooting their highest score of the season Saint Thomas Academy defeated Lyon County 4-H 1044 to 906 last week in the National Air Rifle League. Their second win in a row, Saint Thomas Academy is in first place in their Division with a 2 - 0 record. Saint Thomas Academy was led by Seth Olson who shot a 273. The remaining contributing members were Riley Miller, Jack Kotok, and John Copeland. Saint Thomas Academy is from Mendota Heights, MN, and is coached by Paul Preblich.

Lyon County 4-H dropped to 0 - 2 on the season. They are currently in seventh place in their Division. Lyon County 4-H was led by Karalyn Karjala who shot a 244. The remaining contributing members were Kaitlyn Karjala, Isaac Cushenbery, and Garland Hanlin. Lyon County 4-H is from Emporia, KS, and is coached by Trenna Hanlin and Bev Hilbish.

Next up Saint Thomas Academy will compete against Carroll County 4-H from Carrollton, GA. Carroll County 4-H currently has a 2 - 0 record. Lyon County 4-H will compete against Manville Sportsman's Rod and Gun Club from Woonsocket, RI. Manville Sportsman's Rod and Gun Club currently has a 0 - 2 record.

These two teams are competing in the Junior Rifle Club 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 Champions Division is the most difficult division in the conference. The league has two parts. An 8 week round-robin regular season going on now, where teams compete for their Division's title. Followed by the post-season, comprising of two single elimination tournaments. Only the top 16 teams across all divisions 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 shoots 10 shots in three different shooting positions, prone, standing, and kneeling. Each shot is worth a maximum of 10 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 http://www.orionscoringsystem.com/AirRifleLeague

Box Score: http://www.orionresults.com/team/GamePage.aspx?MatchID=1.1.763539146.1

02 - 08 Oct 2017

Rank Participant Region Prone Standing Kneeling Team
1 Saint Thomas Academy mendota heights, MN 373 - 14 325 - 2 346 - 8 1044 - 24
Olson, Seth (104) 96 - 4 85 - 2 92 - 2 273 - 8
Miller, Riley (103) 93 - 3 85 - 0 87 - 1 265 - 4
Kotok, Jack (102) 96 - 6 80 - 0 83 - 2 259 - 8
Copeland, John (101) 88 - 1 75 - 0 84 - 3 247 - 4
2 Lyon County 4-H 350 - 4 246 - 1 310 - 3 906 - 8
Karjala, Karalyn (102) 92 - 2 75 - 0 77 - 0 244 - 2
Karjala, Kaitlyn (112) 89 - 0 70 - 0 76 - 1 235 - 1
Cushenbery, Isaac (111) 90 - 2 48 - 0 82 - 1 220 - 3
Hanlin, Garland (103) 79 - 0 53 - 1 75 - 1 207 - 2

02 - 08 Oct 2017

Orion National Air Pistol League