MOUNT PULASKI, Ill. — Years ago, many schools once had target shooting teams associated with their ROTC programs, however after some historic events such as the Vietnam War and more recently the Columbine massacre in 1999, most schools eliminated the sport completely. Shooting sports are however on the rise again in popularity across the country. […]
SEAFORD, Va. — Every athlete, serious about their sport, dreams of the Olympics. Junior athletes are no different when dreaming of the Junior Olympics, but coaches know how rare it is to send an athlete to this level of competition. To send four athletes in the same year is almost unheard of but, for coaches […]
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Central Illinois Precision Shooting (CIPS) has been serving our local athletes since 2014 which is when they moved into their current range. They immediately began hosting Olympic style junior matches in September 2014. The organization focuses on International Air Rifle and Air Pistol and 3 Position Small Bore International Rifle. Individuals and […]
FRANKFORT, Ohio — Three years ago, the Ohio High School Clay Target League was formed and Adena High School has been part of the league since the beginning. The league is currently made up of 16 teams divided into 3 conferences. Teams are placed in a conference based on the size of the team. When […]
Marina West of Seaford, Va., shoots competitively in local pistol and air rifle matches, sports not taken up by many young women. She finds the required focus to be just what she needs.
How former WVU rifle coach Ed Etzel went from gold medalist to helping college athletes with their mental health
Ed Etzel once dominated the sport of rifle shooting both as an Olympic and world championship athlete and as head coach for West Virginia University’s rifle team. But following his years on the range, his impact as a sports psychologist and researcher helped to open the door to understanding the needs of collegiate athletes’ mental wellness.