Local sportsman's clubs sweep shootdown
Haywood County students swept through the archery, rifle and shotgun events at the Midwest Shootdown Invitational Saturday taking more than two dozen awards.
The Canton Middle School and Pisgah High School Sportsman's Clubs sponsored the event for the first time at Lenoir's Creek Devon Farm in Canton.
Competing at the high school level were Pisgah, Murphy, Andrews and Robbinsville. At the middle school level were Canton, Bethel, Murphy and Robbinsville.
Canton Middle School took home awards for overall team champion, archery team champion, shotgun team champion, rifle team champion. Logan Clark won individual overall champion and individual archery champion with a perfect score of 200. Merit Kuykendall won individual archer runner-up with a score of 199.
Bradley Lanning won individual shotgun champion with a perfect score of 200 and Logan Clark won individual shotgun runner-up with a score of 190.
Will Norris was named individual rifle champion.
Bethel Middle took overall team runner-up and tied with Murphy Middle for the shotgun team runner-up. Carter Pressley took individual 3rd place overall.
Pisgah High School won overall team champion, archery team champion, rifle team champion and shotgun team champion with a perfect score of 1,000.
Dalton King won individual overall champion and Jacob Boyd won individual overall runner-up.
Kenneth Farmer took home an award for individual archery champion with a perfect score of 200 with nine X's. Individual archery runner-up was Dalton King with a perfect score of 200 and eight X's.
Individual shotgun champion was Jacob Boyd and individual shotgun runner-up was Adam Boyd, both with perfect scores.
Individual rifle champion was Kaitlin Frazier and runner-up was Dalton King.
The school sportsman's clubs operate on a grant from the NRA and from donations. Anyone who would like to donate to the programs are asked to call Jenny Wood with the Haywood County Schools Foundation at
There will be an NRA Foundation banquet at 6 p.m. May 10 at Laurel Ridge Country Club to raise money for the clubs. Anyone interested in being a part of the planning committee to help raise money for local youth shooting sports are asked to email Bill Hollingsed at firstname.lastname@example.org.