Mandan News

Morton 4-H shooting sports teams win

Teams from Morton County won first place honors in the 4-H Summer Shooting Sports State Match held Aug. 11-12 at the Capitol City Trap and Capitol City Sporting Clays ranges near Bismarck.

The field archery event consisted of three age divisions with bare-bow, freestyle compound and recurve archery divisions. Dalton Spougstad of Morton County was top score in the senior recurve division, and the Morton County freestyle junior team of Adam Boehm, Beau Eider, Jade

Ellingson and Cody Mulske was the top team in that division. Boehm was the top scorer with 216.

The Morton County beginner team of Levi Haugen, Jacob Boehm and Michelle Haugen took top honors in the beginner bare-bow division.

4-H’ers competed in three shotgun events and field archery. This is the second of two matches in which participants may compete to qualify for the 2013 4-H National Invitational Match.

One hundred twelve archers competed in the state match in field archery. All archers shot four arrows at field archery targets. The yardages were marked and age adjusted, with seniors shooting a distance from 6 yards to a maximum of 50 yards, juniors 35 yards and beginners 25 yards. A total of 280 points was possible.