Legion shooters currently lead at ISRPA State Match
The Versailles American Legion junior shooting team is currently in the lead at the multi-weekend Indiana State Rifle and Pistol Association (ISRPA) State Match.
The Versailles shooters are defending champions of the event, and bested their team score of 2,164 last year with 2,225 this year. That new number is good for a state record. The score is calculated using a digital system. Even when converted to standard scoring, it is still the highest ever score posted by a Sporter Division team in the state.
Individually, Versailles’ Trenton Franklin leads with a score of 568. Out of nine position ribbons up for grabs, the Versailles team currently holds six.
The final day for participating teams to shoot is this Saturday, March 14, at the X Factor facility in Fort Wayne. By Saturday night, the legion shooters will know where they finish overall.
Meanwhile, the team plans to participate in the Indiana State Legion Match on Saturday, where they are also defending champions. Depending on their performance there, along with final results from Fort Wayne, the Versailles team could claim two state championships in a single day.
The team is currently interviewing interested participants for next season as well. Any 13-14 year old boy or girl is welcome to participate. Practices are held every Monday night in Friendship, and the commitment to attend practice is a major factor for joining the team.
Parents can call the Versailles American Legion at 812-689-6400 to be put in touch with coaches Jerry Hewitt and Steve Scoggins about joining the team. Coach Hewitt encourages anyone, whether they have experience with target shooting or not, to interview.