GS rifle team four points shy of taking championship

Eagles rifle team finishes their season strong.


DJ Cadden, Correspondent

After an up-and-down season, the GS rifle team finished their 2020-21 campaign in convincing fashion.

GS finished the regular season at 9-6, which left just the Southern Conference Championships on the schedule.

After a valiant effort, the Eagle came up just four points short of the University of North Georgia, who claimed the overall championship.

However, the Eagles did take home the smallbore championship within the conference.

Brianne Staton accumulated a career high 575 points in the smallbore competition, which led the Eagles. Ashley Judson shot a 571, Bella Gomez shot a 567, Kinsley Hannon shot a 565 and Amelia Pierce shot a 534. The Eagles accumulated 2, 278 smallbore points as a team.

The team is made up of six freshmen and four sophomores, so there should be a lot more success in the future as we see them return next season.