The Scholastic Pistol Program launched a new pistol range at the Carroll County (TN) Shooting Sports Park in Huntingdon with its Southeast Regional Fall Match last 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. 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 event, 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).
1st – Kentucky Squad A
2nd – Texas A&M
3rd – Bethel Squad 1
1st – Michigan State
2nd – Kentucky – Rimfire Squad A
3rd – Kentucky Rimfire Squad B
1st – Arnold Red
2nd – Blue Grass Sportsmen’s League
3rd – William Blount Squad 1
1st – McKenzie Cobras
1st – Plateau Pistol Shooters Squad 2
2nd – McKenzie Crushers
3rd – Alabama Privateers
1st – William Blount Squad 3
2nd – McKenzie Cazadores
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.