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KV shooters shine in sectional match

March 7, 2023

By Kathy Konek

On the weekend of February 24 - 26, the Kootenai Valley Rifle Club in Bonners Ferry hosted two rifle matches. Both were what is known as a sectional match. Your score is sent to the NRA and all sectional scores are accumulated and your national ranking determined. Those results being posted by the NRA later in the year.

Both matches were shot indoors using single shot .22 caliber rifle at target 50 feet away. The 10 ring is smaller than an eraser on the end of your pencil. The competitors completed the course of fire using the prone, standing, sitting and kneeling positions.

The first match, which any one can compete in, using a scoped rifle or iron sights, was finished shooting two targets in each of the four positions for a total of 80 shots and a perfect score being an 800. There were 12 shooters, with Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene and Kootenai Valley (KV) teams represented.

Ron Shadel, Sandpoint, finished first with a score of 781. Silver was awarded to Greg Mead of the KV team with a score of 779. Salix Harris, Troy, shooting for KV, was first marksman, scoring 767.

The second match was for junior (under 21 years old) shooters only using iron sights. Sixteen competitors shot one target in each position for a total of 40 shots and a score of 400 possible. The KV team took the first three places; Ellie Rutherford, shooting in the junior class (over 18 years old), was first with a score of 389. Megg Kahanek, also in the junior class, was second and only three points behind, with a score of 386. Salix Harris, in the intermediate-junior class (15-17 yrs old) was third overall scoring a 381.

Other awards were given to Paige Sartell of the KV team, as second intermediate-junior and Daphne Garberoglio took third in the same class representing the Coeur d’Alene team.

Kyalynn Comer, of the KV team, was first sub-junior (14 years old and under). Curtis Sommerfeld, of the Sandpoint team, was second and Riley Shadel, also of Sandpoint, was third.

If you are interested in learning more about or returning to, the sport of competitive rifle shooting, contact Don Jordan at (208) 610-0226.

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Mike Weland, Publisher

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P.O. Box 1625
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
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