LCHS Rifle team wins close match versus Duluth to improve to 4-1

  • LCHS rifle team captain Colby Craddock takes aim during competition. Craddock earned Top Gun honors for the Indians to help Lumpkin eke out a win versus Duluth High School at the Indian Hunting Grounds last Thursday, Dec. 19.
    LCHS rifle team captain Colby Craddock takes aim during competition. Craddock earned Top Gun honors for the Indians to help Lumpkin eke out a win versus Duluth High School at the Indian Hunting Grounds last Thursday, Dec. 19.
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The LCHS rifle team eked out a nail biter victory when the Indians hosted Duluth High School at the Indian Hunting Grounds rifle range at LCHS on Thursday, Dec. 19.
The Indians found themselves up by just six points at the end of the prone position portion of the competition and were only able to extend their lead by a point after the standing position.
Duluth made a comeback in the kneeling portion of the competition, outshooting the Indians by seven points.
However, when the final scores were added up, Lumpkin came out ahead by six points to earn themselves a 1,119-1,113 victory over Duluth.
The win improved the team’s overall record to 4-1 and marked the fourth consecutive victory for Lumpkin since it dropped its season opener.
Team captain Colby Craddock put in a solid performance at the event, earning himself Top Gun honors for his team during the competition. Craddock shot 283 during the match.
Ansley Gilstrap followed just three points behind Craddock with a score of 280, Liv Lusky scored a 279, Anthony Bauer shot a 277 and Joshua Molina shot a 276 to round out the top five shooters for Lumpkin versus Duluth.
The Indians also received some phenomenal individual efforts from Maddy Moyer, Launie Coleman and Justice Turner during the match.
Moyer shot a JV season record score of 289, just three points shy of qualifying for State. The solid score also marked a personal best for the young gun.
Coleman shot a 270 and Turner shot a 276.
The victory against Duluth marked the fourth in a row for the Indians and also marked the fifth time this season that the team has scored 1,100 or higher.
The LCHS rifle team will now take the Christmas break to prepare for its next match versus North Forsyth.
The Indians will host North Forsyth at the Indian Hunting Grounds rifle range at LCHS after the holiday break on Thursday, Jan. 16. The match is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.