Rifle Team Defeats Lake Region Shooting Sports

News Date : 11/02/2016

From: Erik K Anderson
Date: Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 11:18 AM
Subject: PRESS RELEASE

Saint Thomas Academy defeats Lake Region Shooting Sports

Saint Thomas Academy defeated Lake Region Shooting Sports 1062 to 1010 last week in the National Air Rifle League. With the win, Saint Thomas Academy is in second place in their Division with a 3 - 1 record. Saint Thomas Academy was led by Seth Olson who shot a 271. The remaining contributing members were Riley Miller, John Sotamba, and Jackson Topping. Saint Thomas Academy is from Mendota Heights, MN, and is coached by Paul Preblich.

Snapping a three game win streak Lake Region Shooting Sports dropped to 3 - 1 on the season. They are currently in third place in their Division. Lake Region Shooting Sports was led by Maria Rosa-Nieves who shot a 264. The remaining contributing members were Brandon Alexander, Christopher Morstad, and Jacob Vaagen. Lake Region Shooting Sports is from Devil's Lake, ND, and is coached by Rick Jorgensen.

Next up Saint Thomas Academy will compete against Kauai High School from Lihue, HI. Kauai High School currently has a 0 - 4 record. Lake Region Shooting Sports will compete against Carroll County 4-H from Carrollton, GA. Carroll County 4-H currently has a 2 - 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 league. The league has two parts. An 8 week round-robin regular season going on now. Followed by a single-elimination tournament, for the top eight teams who will compete for the league championship.

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=1.1.688455721.1

24 - 30 Oct 2016

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