The LaFayette Army JROTC rifle team improved to 1-1 in the Precision Champions Division of Orion’s National Air Rifle League after defeating Liberty Navy JROTC (Renton, Wash.) last week, 1,461-1,365.

LaFayette was led by Emma Sargeant who shot a 387 (out of 400), followed by Alyssa Kiser (377), Logan Massingill (356) and Steven Thompson (341). Other shooters for the Ramblers included Troy Mussared (324), Andrew Carroll (324), Christopher Franklin (309), Eli Prince (284) and Baleigh Hill (265).

LaFayette is coached by Perry Fouts and 1SG David Tomlinson.

Liberty dropped to 0-2 on the season. They were by Chandler Alexander, who shot a 356.

Next up for the Ramblers will be Selma (Cal.) MCJROTC, who currently has a 0-2 record.

Ridgeland falls to Texas team

Shooting their highest score of the season, C. T. Johnson Army JROTC defeated Ridgeland Air Force JROTC, 1,382-1,338 in the Precision Distinguished Division of the Orion National Air Rifle League.

C. T. Johnson (2-0), from San Antonio, Texas, was led by Bella Gamez’s 373.

The Panthers fell to 1-1 on the season. Martin Camlic led the team with a 352, followed by Daniel Barrett (337), Tyler Atchison (336) and Zori Champion (313). Also shooting, but not scoring for Ridgeland were Herbert Bradley (310), Savannah Carroll (301), Brandon Wright (279) and Michael Hoffman (267).

Ridgeland is coached by MSgt Carl Gentry, Jr.

The Panthers will next compete against West Army JROTC from Denver, Colo.

The Orion National Air Rifle League is a national team league for high school teams and junior rifle clubs.

In each game the teams compete in what is known as a Standing Air Rifle match.

Each athlete shoots 40 shots in the standing position, the most difficult position in rifle competitions. Each shot is worth a maximum of 10 points.

The sum of points scored in the 40 shots is the athlete’s total. The team score is comprised of the best four individual scores from each team.