Hannibal Area Shooter’s Education Youth BB Gun League holds awards banquet


Pictured are Nick Lawson and Katherine Painter, who each earned a 10X in each of the four positions: prone, sitting, kneeling and standing. | Photo courtesy of Hannibal Area Shooter’s Education Youth BB Gun League

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Hannibal Area Shooter’s Education Youth BB Gun League program recently had an awards banquet at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center.

Travis Moore, program coordinator, said Nick Lawson and Katherine Painter earned a 10X in each of the four positions: prone, sitting, kneeling and standing.

Individual awards went to:

  • Top Pistol-Katherine Painter
  • Most Improved-Grant Watson
  • Sportsmanship-Shane Lowery
  • Hatton Award-Keaton Sapp
  • Deitle Award-Matt Lawson

Top Positions

8 – 10 Year Olds

  • Prone – Nolan Lowes
  • Sit – Sadie Richmond
  • Kneel – Josh Chamberlain
  • Stand – Ethan Brand
  • Top Gun – Josh Chamberlain

11 – 13 Year Olds

  • Prone – Kylee McMillen
  • Sit – Jarrett Creech
  • Kneel – Kylee McMillen
  • Stand – Jarrett Creech
  • Top Gun – Keaton Sapp

14 – 18 Year Olds

  • Prone – Nick Lawson
  • Sit – Nick Lawson
  • Kneel – Sydney Phillips
  • Stand – Katherine Painter

Top Gun

  • Nick Lawson

10X Recipients: One time

  • Ethan Brand
  • Brendon Brand
  • Carter Brocksieck
  • Alaric, Deroy
  • Ben Hendren
  • Keaton Sapp
  • Daniel Wellman

10X Recipients: Two times

  • Lilly Breuer
  • Brandon Gauch
  • Shane Lowery
  • Kylee McMillen
  • Grant Watson

10X Recipients: Three times

  • Jarrett Creech
  • Hannah Davis
  • Nolan Lowes
  • Memphis Miller
  • Taylor Painter
  • Sydney Phillips
  • Brielle Strubinger

10X Recipients: Four times

  • Josh Chamberlain

10X Recipients: Five times

  • Katherine Painter

10X Recipients: Seven times

  • Nick Lawson

Top Teams

  • First Place: Shelby Patterson, coach; Sydney Philips, coach; Jarrett Creech and Kylee McMillen
  • Second Place: Katherine Painter, coach; David Tutor, coach; Brielle Strubinger and Memphis Miller
  • Third Place: Greg Lowes, coach; Josh Chamberlain, Nolan Lowes and Lilly Breuer

Other Teams

  • Brian Fowler, coach; Keaton Sapp, assistant; Ethan Brand, Shane Lowery and Sadie Richmond
  • Taylor Painter, coach; Aiden Riveria and Shiloh Allen
  • Lauran Painter, coach; Brendon brand, Aaron Creech and Maggie Watson
  • Trinity Tutor, coach; Hannah Davis, assistant; Carter Brocksieck, Brandon Gauch and Grant Watson
  • Nick Lawson, coach; Matt Lawson, coach; Audra Creech and Daniel Wellman, Alaric Deroy, Even Hendren, and Ben Hendren

Moore said about 35 youngsters finished the program.

In a press release, Moore said, “There are two main goals to have the program. One is to teach area youths how to safely handle firearms. This helps protect these kids while on the range, in their homes or in the field. The second goal is to help each person improve individually. While we work to improve their shooting ability, we also build confidence in themselves.”

Moore said the youngsters also come together with a common interest.

“Our participants are very diverse,” he said. “We have cheerleaders, band members, basketball players and FFA members.  These kids have found a sport that they have an interest in and can be good at.  And shooting is a sport where both boys and girls can compete together.”

Funding for the program was provided by Hannibal Parks and Recreation, Early Bird Kiwanis, National Rifle Association and Mike Blue.

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