By Jacque Fontenot
The Red River 4-H Shooting Sports team has been very busy at several competitions in February and March. On Feb. 6th, members of the shotgun team competed at the 4-H Shoot4Youth fundraising shoot at Los Paloma in Benton. Brett Danzy, Jr., won 2nd place.
On Feb. 13-14th, members of the archery and shotgun team competed in the Caddo Classic, with Aston Hester winning 2nd place.
The 4-H North Regional competition was held the week of March 1-7 at Long Range Alley and Shreveport Gun club. Boys and girls competed in different events to help them qualify for the State Shooting Sports competition in Baton Rouge in April. Red River 4-H competed in Shotgun, Rifle, and Archery.
The Advanced Shotgun team won 2nd place team (Brett Danzy, Kaden Cason, Chandler Nettles, Austin Giddens, and Jake Wilhite). Red River had several competitors advance to the State competition. Those that advanced were Modified Shotgun Juniors: Preston Eaves (10th), Aston Hester, and Jordan Friday, Advanced Shotgun Seniors: Brett Danzy (4th), Kaden Cason (8th), Chandler Nettles, Rifle Seniors: Nathan Tristan (3rd-NRA No Scope) & Brayden Chicola (6th-CMP No Scope).