February 20, 2009

Rifle Team Takes Southeastern Competition

DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia College & State University rifle team competed at the Southeastern Rifle League Competition last Saturday and came away with a team victory, outlasting four other schools, while freshman Evan Bouchard captured the individual title.

The competition also served as the Southeastern Intercollegiate Sectionals. Sectionals are contested at selected venues around the country, with the combined results serving as an indoor national championship. The combined results are then used as the NCAA Championship selections.

The individual competition came down to the wire as the top four spots were all separated by seven points or less out of a possible 600 total points. Bouchard’s 556 points took home top honors, while junior Nick Anderson followed his teammate in fourth place.

North Georgia also pulled out a victory in the tightly contested team event as the Saints prevailed by an 18-point margin out of a possible 2,400 points. Freshmen Caitlyn Wells and Becca Bryan led North Georgia to victory.

North Georgia returns to action on Saturday, February 28, traveling to Anniston, Alabama, for a league match hosted by the Civilian Marksmanship Program. The Saints will then travel to the Citidal a week later for the league championship.