North Gwinnett High School Narrowly Defeats Summerlin Academy AJROTC

North Gwinnett High School edged out Summerlin Academy AJROTC 1500 to 1485 last week in the National Air Rifle League. Their fourth win in a row. North Gwinnett High School is currently in first place overall and first place within their 'Junior Rifle Club' conference. They have a 4 - 0 record. North Gwinnett High School was led by Matt Herrington who shot a 380. The remaining contributing members were Shasta Robinson, Caitlyn Miller, and Corina Fluker. North Gwinnett High School is from Sugar Hill, GA, and is coached by Robert Herrington.

Snapping a three game win streak Summerlin Academy AJROTC fnow has a 3 - 1 record. They are in fourth place overall and third place within their 'Jrotc' conference. Summerlin Academy AJROTC was led by Limari Colon who shot a 384. The remaining contributing members were Allison Wagle, Jd Southwell, and Chelsey Summerlin. Summerlin Academy AJROTC is from Bartow, FL, and is coached by Steven Beck.

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.