Huntingdon, TN -(Ammoland.com)- The Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP) launched a new pistol range at the Carroll County (TN) Shooting Sports Park in Huntingdon with its Southeast Regional Fall Match on Saturday, November 8.
Six states were represented with 104 athletes on 13 teams. A total of $30,000 in MidwayUSA Foundation endowment account funds were awarded to participating teams. The match opened four premier new pistol bays at the park that were designed to accommodate SPP matches.
In addition, the shooting park has four trap/skeet overlays, a 300-yard rifle range, and a sporting clays course in the planning stage. The park is home to the McKenzie Shooting Sports SPP and SCTP teams. The range was spearheaded by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) officer Lance Rider and was built with assistance and sponsorship from TWRA, Carroll County, and local and state businesses. The TWRA has turned over management of the park to Carroll County.
As the first event for the pistol bays, the SPP Southeast Regional Fall Match featured a ribbon cutting by Carroll County Mayor Kenny McBride, who also served as one of the Safety Officers for this inaugural event. Also at the match, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation (TWRF) was named the SPP state advisor. The TWRF announced the hiring of Lacey Lane to coordinate the SPP statewide.
College teams attending included Bethel University, Eastern Kentucky University, Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets, Southeastern Illinois College, Michigan State University, and University of Kentucky. Junior/Senior teams participating were McKenzie Shooting Sports (TN), William Blount Shooting (TN), Tipton County Pistol (TN), Plateau Pistol Shooters (TN), Blue Grass Sportsmen’s League (KY), Arnold Junior Shooters (MO), and Alabama Privateers (AL).
- College Centerfire
- 1st Kentucky Squad A
- 2nd Texas A&M
- 3rd Bethel Squad 1
- College Rimfire
- 1st Michigan State
- 2nd Kentucky Rimfire Squad A
- 3rd Kentucky Rimfire Squad B
- Junior Centerfire
- 1st McKenzie Cobras
- Junior Rimfire
- 1st Arnold Red
- 2nd Blue Grass Sportsmen’s League
- 3rd Kentucky Rimfire Squad B
- Senior Centerfire
- 1st William Blount Squad 3
- 2nd McKenzie Cazadores
- Senior Rimfire
- 1st Plateau Pistol Shooters Squad 2
- 2nd McKenzie Crushers
- 3rd Alabama Privateers
- High Overall Rimfire – Tanner Pond – Michigan State
- High Lady Rimfire – Katie Loida – Arnold Junior Shooters
- High Overall Centerfire – Zach Williams – Texas A&M
- High Lady Centerfire – Sarah Webster – Arnold Junior Shooters
You can see full results on the SPP Match Results page.
About Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP)
SPP is supported, in part, by founding partners GLOCK, Smith & Wesson, Action Target, and Larry and Brenda Potterfield of MidwayUSA. Additional partners include Atlanta Arms & Ammunition, Brownells, Browning, GT Targets, NextLevel Training, PACT Timers, PARA USA, Pro Ears, Remington Arms, Rudy Project, Ruger, SIG SAUER Academy, Tactical Solutions, and Winchester Ammunition, among others.
About The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF)
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP) across the United States. SCTP and SPP are youth development programs, originally developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), in which adult coaches and volunteers use shooting sports to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills.
To learn more about SCTP or SPP, call 419-794-9924 or visit www.sssfonline.org.