HBHS Clay Target Shooting Update

At the end of Term 1, the HBHS Clay Target Shooting team attended its second inter-school event of the season at the Thames Gun Club with 25 school teams (125 shooters) in attendance contesting the Neil Castledine Cup. The A squad consisting of Andrew Wilson, Jed Pirrit, Harrison Brown, Ethan Rendall and Nat Aitchison went on to shoot in fine conditions during the day and shot 271/300 points, finishing second equal with Tauranga Boys' College. This meant a shoot-off for second and third place and the team went on to shoot clean earning second place in the teams event. In the individual events; Andrew Wilson went on to shoot the single barrel event final against 10 other shooters who qualified, eventually shooting 35 single barrel targets without missing, eliminating his competitors one by one to win the overall day event and finish first in the Senior Single Barrel category.  Jake Lumsden, also pictured with Andrew, shot exceedingly well in the Junior section, placing second in the Single Rise event, earning his first shooting medal as a competitor.

Last week the team traveled to Taupo to shoot in the second largest event in the North Island competing against 35 team and 175 shooters competing for the Murray Lake Memorial Trophy as teams. HBHS had 8 shooters representing the school and in fine conditions, Andrew Wilson placed 1 point down on the day's top score with a 86/90 putting himself in a shoot-off for second place with 8 other shooters. After shooting the first final clean he went into the second round with one other shooter eventually dropping one target putting him in third place.

Well done to all the HBHS shooters, and for any student who might be interested in shooting please see Mr Winslade for more details.

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