BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — How many Bloomington residents won an NCAA Championship in 2021? Add 20-year-old Jaden Thompson to that list. Jaden is a graduate of Normal West, currently competing on the University of Kentucky Division I rifle team that won the 2021 NCAA Rifle Championship held at Ohio State. According to Jaden, during the 2019-2020 season, […]
Zane currently practices once to twice a week with Rick Steele, shooting live fire drills of between 300 to 500 rounds a week. Zane also practices daily at home doing dry fire drills. Dry firing is a method of training without firing any ammunition. This allows you to build your speed and practical skills, without having to be at a range and using ammunition.
TOKYO (AP) — A contingent led by An San captured South Korea’s ninth straight women’s archery team event Olympic gold medal on Sunday at the Tokyo Games. The country has never lost since the women’s team event was added to the Olympic program at the 1988 Seoul Games. An, fresh off a win in the […]
TOKYO (AP) — Russia shooter Vitalina Batsarashkina won gold in women’s 10-meter air pistol at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, five years after taking silver at the Rio de Janeiro Games. Batsarashkina shot an Olympic-record 240.3 points, finishing 0.9 ahead of Bulgaria’s Antoaneta Kostadinova. Jian Ranxin of China took bronze after matching Greece’s Anna Korakaki’s […]
TOKYO (AP) — Hardly half a day passed before politics, the pandemic and blistering heat impacted events across the Tokyo Olympics. China’s Yang Qian, at least, stayed right on target. Yang overtook Anastasiia Galashina of Russia to win the first gold medal of the Tokyo Games in the women’s 10-meter air rifle Saturday. Her last […]
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.