North Gwinnett High School defeats Henry County NJROTC

North Gwinnett High School defeated Henry County NJROTC 1472 to 1356 last week in the National Air Rifle League. With the win, North Gwinnett High School is in second place overall and first place within their 'Junior Rifle Club' division.  They currently have a 1 - 0 record. North Gwinnett High School was led by Matt Herrington who shot a 380. The remaining contributing members were Corina Fluker, Caitlyn Miller, and Shasta Robinson. North Gwinnett High School is from Sugar Hill, GA, and is coached by Robert Herrington.

Next up North Gwinnett High School will compete against SOROCO Rifle Club from McCoy, CO. SOROCO Rifle Club currently has a 0 - 1 record. While Henry County NJROTC will compete against Bears Ears Sportsman Club from Craig, CO. Bears Ears Sportsman Club currently has a 0 - 0 record. 

These two teams are competing in the Junior Rifle Club Precision 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 has two parts. An 8 week regular season going on now. Followed by a single game conference title game for the top two teams in the JROTC and Junior Rifle Club divisions.

In each game the teams compete in what is known as a Standing Air Rifle match. The match is almost identical to the air rifle events in the Olympic Games. Each athlete shoots 40 shots in the standing position, the most difficult position in rifle competitions. Each shot is worth a maximum of 10 points. The sum of points scored in the 40 shots is the athlete's total. The team score is comprised of the best four athletes from each team. 

Box Score: http://www.orionresults.com/team/GamePage.aspx?MatchID=1.1.837882627.1