4-H shooting competitors take aim to win

Abigail Butcher, Archery Junior Limited

By Shanda Gann

The 2022 4-H Shooting Sports Northern Regional Competition was held March 14 – 20 at Long Range Alley Gun Club and David Means Memorial 4-H Center in Grand Cane and Shreveport Gun Club. Webster Parish students competed in archery winning many medals. Several students scored high enough to qualify for the state competition.

Students registered beginning at 7 am with the competition beginning at 8 am. Each student shot two rounds of six arrows at three different distances of 10 meters, 15 meters and 20 meters.

In the Junior Genesis, Modified FITA category, Jackson Baker placed second, Mallory Coleman placed 5th and Braylen Baker placed 7th.

Madelyn Smith placed second in the Junior Compound Limited for 12-13 year olds. Noah Kaffka and Sadie Smith qualified for state.

The Junior Genesis competitors in Webster Parish included Jackson Baker, Mallory Coleman, Brailyn Baker and Chloe Gregg. This group won first place in this category.

Senior Genesis competitors included Danielle Collins (placed 7th), Brianne Bardette (placed 9th) and Lila Jo Walker qualified for state.

Luke Butcher placed third in Senior Compound Open while Joshua Kaffka placed 3rd in Senior Compound Limited. Landen Knotts placed 6th in Senior Compound Limited.

Webster Parish had the 2nd place team for Senior Genesis composed of Brianne Bardett, Danielle Collins, Madison McGraw and Lila Jo Walker.

In 3D Archery, Colton Jellum placed 10th in Junior Compound Limited (12-13 year olds) and Noah Kaffka and Blake Pipes qualified for state. Luke Butcher placed 2nd in Senior Compound Open.

Landen Knotts placed 3rd, Gage Jellum placed 7th and Joshua Kaffka placed 9th in Senior Compound Limited with Aubrey Gorman qualifying for state. Brianne Bardett placed 7th in Senior Bare Bow/Genesis.

Webster Parish had the 2nd Place team in Senior Compound Limited composed of Landen Knotts, Gage Jellum, Joshua Kaffka and Aubrey Gorman.

The Louisiana 4-H Shooting Sports Competition will be held April 26 – May 1 in Port Allen and Gonzales. 

For more information about the Webster Parish Shooting Sports program, please contact the LSU AgCenter Extension Office at (318)371-1371.

Watch The Webster Parish Journal for photos and results from 4-H Shooting competition.

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