By Bob Fowler
CROSSVILLEâ€”These marksmenâ€”and womenâ€”are among the nationâ€™s best.
The eight-member Roane State Community College Shooting Sports Team was on target for runner-up high overall national champion team, along with two national runner-up wins and a third place finish in the Scholarship Clay Target Program (SCTP) National College Championships.
â€œWeâ€™re very proud of the team and their accomplishments,â€ volunteer head coach Kenneth Carey said of the squadâ€™s achievements in the SCTP competitions, held October 28-30 in Marengo, Ohio. â€œThey have an excellent work ethic. Their practice and ability and skill proved to be a force nationally.â€
Some 271 athletes representing teams from 16 states participated. The Raiders are in the Division 3 categoryâ€”squads with 10 members or less. That division was â€œby far the most competitive,â€ Carey said, because 14 teams were involved.
Roane Stateâ€™s Raiders competed against teams from the University of Alabama, Arizona State, and Florida State, among others. [Read more…]