Shotgun team fires to the top in area shoots
By Jeff Jackson 4H Coach
The Bandera County 4H Medina Clay Target Team of Garrett Meier, Dawson Janaky, Lukas Jackson, David Janaky, Reece Mazurek, Walker Starnes, Clayton Lewis, Cooper Dories, Rein Mazurek, Wyatt Lewis, Nicholas Gibson and others competed in Brady recently.
The Medina Clay Target 4H Shotgun Team traveled to Brady to shoot in the McCulloch County 4H Shoot April 19. The team was represented by Senior-2 shooters David Janaky and Hunter Copeland, Senior-1 shooters Walker Starnes and Jesse Zimmel, Intermediates Dawson Janaky and Nicholas Gibson, and Juniors Reece Mazurek, Rein Mazurek, Wyatt Lewis, Clayton Lewis, Cooper Dories, Garrett Meier, and Lukas Jackson.
David Janaky won a four person sudden death shoot-off to place second in skeet. Hunter Copeland shot himself onto the award's stand with a third place whizbang score. David's brother, Dawson, also won a sudden death shoot-out to finish in third place for intermediate skeet. All the senior shooters are very helpful in coaching the younger kids and helping them become better team members.
This shoot belonged to the Bandera junior shooters. Out of 15 medals and one buckle given out in the junior division, Bandera took 13 medals and the high overall buckle home with them!
In whizbang, the boys finished Garrett fifth, Clayton fourth, Wyatt third, and Lukas second. In skeet they finished Clayton fourth, Garrett third, Wyatt second, and Lukas first. In trap they finished Cooper fifth, Garrett fourth, Clayton third, Lukas second, and Wyatt first.
Along the way Wyatt, Clayton, and Lukas all shot perfect rounds of 25 straight in skeet, a first for both Lukas and Clayton. Lukas won the award for being the high scoring junior shooter at the meet. Lots of practice and great coaching is paying off for this young group of shooters!
Also, several shooters stepped up and shot their personal-bests, including Dories, Gibson, and both Mazureks.
Thanks to all the parents, and brothers and sisters who made the trip to Brady to support the team.
A week later, part of the team traveled to the Montgomery County 4H Shoot.
In this meet, Courtney Kuykendall was the only senior shooter. Courtney took fourth place in trap, third in skeet, and firsts in whizbang and in sporting clays. Courtney ended up in second place overall.
Also participating were three junior shooters, Wyatt and Clayton Lewis, and Dories. Wyatt finished in third overall with third places in trap, whizbang, and sporting clays, and he won second in a thrilling shootout in skeet. Clayton bested his older brother this time beating him in a shootout for second in trap, and he finished in second in whizbang and in sporting clays, and first in skeet. Clayton ended up in second place overall.