4-Hers shoot for national BB gun contest

A team of Gillespie County 4-Hers is heading to the Annual Daisy National BB Gun Championship in Rogers, Ark., this summer after placing second at the state contest on Saturday in Johnson City.

Qualifying for nationals July 5-6 was the Gillespie County #1 team of Jaleigh Brown, Tucker Elliott, Joel Jenschke, Daylon Nebgen, Jaci Spies, Kade Spies and Jacob Brown.

The team earned a total of 2,269 points for the second-place finish behind Lake Houston with a total of 2,278 points.

Gillespie County #2 finished fourth with 2,184 points. Team members included Autumn Adams, Asa Proch, Darien Robles, Jennell Rogers, Charles Schmidt, Carson Sivells and Delaney Whitworth.

Finishing sixth with 2,121 points was Gillespie #3 that included Alaina Atkins, Amy Dittmar, Hunter Frantzen, Cole Jenschke, Kade Jenschke, Amanda Phelps and Jace Williams.

 Individually, Kade Spies finished third overall at the state contest, shooting a 92 in prone, 86 in standing, 97 in sitting and 94 in kneeling. He also scored a 92 on the written test.

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