Next Monday will be the start of this year’s Rifle Team Season. We will start off with about a week and a half of practice before our first match on the 12th of November. The week after that I will be gone to Ft Knox Kentucky to learn how to be a JROTC Instructor all over again. If no one steps up to open the range and coach the team that week then there will be no practice between 17 and 21 November. After Thanksgiving Break it will be pedal to the medal with rifle matches. Our first League match will be on 4 December against Delphos.
It looks like we have three returning lettermen this year with Yixiu Li as the team Captain, along with Yifan Xu and Alec Masso providing the experience for the team. I am excited at what I saw in new shooters Geoffrey Houchens, James Peterson, and Christian Ferrera at the Kansas State Rifle Association’s Junior Shooting Camp in Abilene two weeks ago. I think they will progress nicely and become competitive very quickly.