Friday, September 06, 2013

Newton County 4-H’ers Earn Spots at State Shoot

Contact: Jeremy Elliott-Engel, 4-H Youth Development Specialist
Tel: (417) 455-9500

NEOSHO, Mo. – The Newton County Shooting Sports Contest was held during July following months of regularly scheduled trainings under the supervision of trained and screened volunteers.

Youth were able to compete in smallbore, shotgun and archery.  Qualifying youth will be competing in September at the State Shoot with over 1,000 competing Missouri 4-H members.


In the Junior Smallbore Open Sight Division: first place, Alex Campbell, Neosho; 2nd Eli Corum, Joplin; 3rd, David Russell, Neosho; and 4th, Justen Parry, Wyandotte, OK.

Jacob Galbraith, Joplin, won the Intermediate Smallbore Open Sight Division followed by 2nd place, Grayson Boyer, Seneca; 3rd, Ethan Anderson, Joplin; and 4th was Makenzie Ritter, Seneca.

Madelaine Giebler, Neosho, was the winner in the Senior Smallbore Open Sight Division.  She was followed in second by Zachary Houck, Neosho and 3rd place Zayne Aldrich, Neosho. Abbie Kennedy, Neosho, placed first in the Senior Smallbore Peep Sight Division.

In the Junior Shotgun Division Brent Olson, Neosho, placed first.  Kyle Werner, Seneca, was second.

Ethan Heilig, Peirce City, was first in the Senior Shotgun Division, followed by Zach Aldrich, Neosho, in second.  Third was Remington Renfro, Neosho, and Colton Renfro was fourth.

In the Archery Contest Bailey Louden, Diamond, placed first senior in Compound Bow with Release.  Michala Peterman, Neosho, placed first place senior in Compound Bow without Release. Jayla Wortman, Neosho, placed first junior in the Compound Bow with Release category.

To learn more about 4-H and how to get involved locally go online to or visit the Newton County University of Missouri Extension Center in Smith Hall on the Crowder College campus. For information on enrolling with an existing club or starting a new 4-H club contact, Jeremy Elliott-Engel or Lynda Dumond in Newton County at (417) 455-9500.


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