On the mark

Kilgore High School’s FFA shooting team (left) recently competed in the ag shooting clays event, the state meet, at the National Shooting Sports Complex in San Antonio. The guys wound up with an 18th-place team finish early last week. From left: Chance Ponds, Maverick Molandes, Mason Latham,

Adam Hooten and Jake Holland. Latham and Holland led KHS with a 91, each. (Photo courtesy of KHS SHOOTING TEAM)

Kilgore High School was represented by a pair of teams in state competition this week: the baseball team did compete in Austin, obviously, and the Kilgore High School’s FFA shooting team was in the thick of the battle in the San Antonio area.

The Bulldogs took to the course at the National Shooting Sports Complex in San Antonio for the Texas Parks and Wildlife’s state clays shoot, the second year in a row the team made the trip.

The top three scores from each team are taken and combined to get a team score. Of roughly 30 teams competing, Kilgore finished 18th.

That included 300 individual male shooters – Kilgore’s Mason Latham and Jake Holland were in the top 40 individuals.

Holland and Latham both scored 91. Adam Hooten scored a 72, Chance Ponds a 71, and Maverick Molandes, a 50.

Goliad won the male team shooting championship; John Snider of Neches won the overall male individual championship. Hughes Springs finished second as a team. Lytle, Kelton and Queen City rounded out the top five.

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