JACKSONVILLE (AGFC) – When the smoke cleared at the west regional qualifier of the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program Friday and Saturday, Berryville and Greenwood stood out from the crowd as the first-place qualifiers in the junior- and senior-high divisions, respectively.
Berryville Shooting Sports Junior One squad shot an impressive 110 of 125 targets during Friday's competition, while the Greenwood G-Force Inside Straight squad shot 234 of 250 thrown clays during Saturday's competition.
Five-person squads compete during each AYSSP event, with each junior high division athlete shooting at 25 clays and each senior high division athlete shooting at 50 clays.
"We saw some heavy winds, especially Saturday, which made shooting extremely difficult," said Chuck Woodson, AYSSP coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. "But all shooters showed excellent sportsmanship and made their best efforts during tough conditions."
Only one perfect score was recorded all weekend. Gunner Butler from the God's Great Outdoors Team scored a perfect 25 during Friday's competition.
The top 16 teams in each division will compete at the AYSSP State Championship, June 3-4, against 48 other regional qualifiers to be determined in the next three weeks. All student athletes who shoot perfect scores also will be invited to shoot in a Champion of Champions event during the state competition.
To learn more about AYSSP or to become a coach, visit www.agfc.com/ayssp or contact Chuck Woodson at 501-230-4738.
Junior High Division West Regional Qualifiers:
Berryville Shooting Sports/Jr. 1 - 110
Accuracy in Motion/Gold - 106
Alma Youth Trap Club/Killer Bees - 100
Greenwood Bulldogs/Bulldog Attack - 99
Booneville Bearcat Trap/Jr. Squad - 98
Accuracy in Motion/Silver - 97
Lamar Warriors/Jr. Squad 1 - 97
Ozark Youth Shooting/Winchester Elite - 94
Berryville Shooting Sports/Jr. 2 - 94
Greenwood Bulldogs/Clay Blasters - 93
FBC Elkins Gunslingers/Jr. Team 1 - 92
Berryville Shooting Sports/Jr. 3 - 91 1
Lamar Warriors/Jr. Squad 2 - 90
Greenwood G-Force/Steel Wheel - 88 1
Greenwood Bulldogs/Clay Dawgs - 87
Lifeway Warriors/Warrior White - 87
Senior High Division West Regional Qualifiers:
Greenwood G-Force/Inside Straight - 234
Shiloh Christian/Claybusters - 229
Greenwood Bulldogs/Bulldog Attack - 227
Huntsville High/The Bologna Sandwiches - 221
Berryville Shooting Sports/Sr. 1 - 219
Huntsville High/Sloppy Joes - 217
Har-Ber High School/David - 214
Greenwood G-Force/Joker's Wild - 214
FBC Elkins/Team 1 - 213
Shiloh Christian/Blue Skeeters - 209
Berryville Shooting Sports/Sr. 2 - 209
Gentry Trap/GHS 1 - 209
Booneville Bearcat/Sr. Squad 5 - 208
Berryville Shooting Sports/Sr. 3 - 207
Huntsville High/Baconators - 204