Their third win in a row, Missouri Military Academy defeated Marion AJROTC 965 to 900 last week in the National Air Rifle League, bringing their current record to a strong 4 - 1. Missouri Military Academy was led by William Baker who shot a 260. The remaining contributing members were Jared Douthit, Rene Garcia and Lance Newland. The team was led by Captain Joseph Balvanz.
Marion AJROTC currently has a 4 - 1 record. Marion AJROTC was led by Daniel Yancey who shot a 234. The remaining contributing members were Cierra Polm, Kaleb Starr and Tayler Garriott. Marion AJROTC is from Marion, IN, and is coached by David Farlow.
Next up, Missouri Military Academy will compete against Pelahatchie AJROTC from Pelahatchie, MS, who currently has a 3 - 3 record.
These two teams are competing in the Distinguished Division of the Orion National Air Rifle League. Sponsored by the Orion Scoring System, the league is a national team league for high school teams and junior rifle clubs. The league's 8-week regular season is now underway, to be followed by a conference title game for the top two teams in each conference.
In each game the teams compete in what is known as a "Three-Position Air Rifle" match. The match is modeled after Olympic Rifle competitions but adapted to high school age athletes. Each athlete shoots 10 shots in three different shooting positions, prone, standing, and kneeling. Each shot is worth a maximum of 10 points. The sum of points scored in the 30 shots is the athlete's total. The team score is comprised of the best four athletes from each team.
For more information on the league, including complete standings, click here.