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Howard Longerbeam passed away Friday 09/16/2016. Howard started registering ATA targets in 1979 and had registered 75,350 singles, 57,300 Handicap and 27,850 Doubles.
Also Steve Allman of Shepherdstown, WV who started registering targets in 1980 with a lifetime 129,300 singles, 91,750 handicap and 76,700 Doubles.
Robert and his Dad have a lot to grin about, Robert received the Aim Integrity Scholarship at the 2016 Aim Grand National Youth Championships. Robert travelled with the Frederick County Shooting 4-H Education Club a total of 17 youth shooters participated.
Fred Dague was one of 24 WV shooters to attend the last big shoot of the year in our area, and he did it in style winning the 2016 Cardinal Classic Singles Championship with a 200 plus fifty extras. Fred also took Sub Vet winner in event 10 Jack Aldridge Class Singles and Class A Runner up in the Doubles Championship breaking 98. Fred rounded up the weekend with the Sub Vet All Around Runnerup as well.
Sandy Spencer won Lady II Third in Event #15 with a 198.
Fred Dague was Class A Third after shooting a 98 in the Kubota Doubles Event #20 and went on the finish fifth in Class A in the ATA World Doubles Championship
WV State Shoot Singles Champion Nicholas Harden , Lady ll Champion Sandy Spencer and SubVet Champion Mark Isner and competed in the Champion of Champions event. Sandy and Mark shot 99’s and Nick a 97. Sandy’s score got her in a carryover for Lady ll Runnerup or Third and possibly Champion.
Courtesy of Sandy Spencer
2016 WV HOF Shoot
Tom Gray and Robert Judy have "Break Out" Tourney.
Beautiful weather and temperatures met 50 shooters Saturday and Sunday for the West Virginia Hall of Fame shoot. The grounds of Marshall County Hunting and Fishing were in top notch condition, and the meal between singles events was excellent.
Ten West Virginians are currently at the 117th Grand American World Trapshooting Championships. Sandra Spencer, multi-time WV Lady Singles Champion and currently WV Lady II Champion has secured two trophies in the Preliminary rounds at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta IL. Sandy was third in Lady II after shooting a 98 in Thursday’s Event 4 the MEC Shooting Sports Singles. Smashing a perfect century in Sterling Cut Glass Singles Event 7 she was Lady II runner up after carryover.
Doug Damron of Huntington WV has continued his winning ways at the Florida State Shoot breaking a 199 and winning the Non Resident Veteran. Congratulations good shooting.
Doug Damron, Mark Isner, WVATA President Chuck Jackson and Tammy, Scott Ross and Pat Swartz made the trip to the Southern Grand so far and are already showing up on the trophy list. Doug has, as of yesterday, won Veteran Winner in Event 1 Singles, turning in one of only two 100 straights. Mark was the Singles Class A Winner. Event 3 Doug, who must of been working on his doubles over the winter, shot a near perfect 99, again one of only two turned in. Mark was tied for Event 4 Class A runner up but lost in a carryover and is tied in Event 7 Class A singles Champion.
The WVATA Officers and the Board of Directors congratulate Michael Kemp WVATA's newest inductee into the WVATA Hall of Fame. Click here for Michaels nomination letter.
The 2016 WV State Team has been tabulated.
Cameron Bailey was 2013 Trap & Field’s Men’s Rookie of the year this year he is the 2016 WV State Team 1st Team Captain, last year’s 1st Team Captain Kevin Miller was #2 and Michael Kemp #3 the top three spots were a scant .43 from 1 to 3. Well Done!
Scott Ross, Russell Lillard, LadyII Sandy Spencer, Junior Robert Judy, Jr. Gold Alec Sauble, Sub Vet Robert Harden, Veteran Gary Homes and Sr. Veteran Robert Lowe round out the first team.
I recieved a text that Cecil Hauck has passed away he had been in hospice care. Cecil was the 1997 WV State Shoot Handicap Champion. He started registering targets in 1994 and amassed 31800 singles, 31250 Handicap and 14800 doubles.
Twenty Seven West Virginians attended the 2015 Buckeye Classic at Marengo, OH last weekend taking twelve trophies. First to strike was Doug Damron in event 4 handicap broke a 96 to win Veteran. In event 5 All American Junior Gold shooter Alec Sauble of Martinsburg fired a perfect century in the singles for Junior Gold honors, repeating the feat in event 7 with the same result.