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Tyrone FFA Clay Shoot Sees Biggest Turnout in a Decade

Tiffany Hoy
Participants were challenged to a variety of clay targets throughout the 50 shot course (file photo)

With 111 participants and a total of eighteen teams competing, Tyrone FFA had a busy day at their annual Clay Shoot, guiding shooters through the course with 18 volunteers running five shooting stands.

It’s really fun to go with my group—and laugh and have a good time, despite a good score or a bad one”

— AJ Coleman

Tyrone Senior AJ Coleman was one of the many participants who enjoyed the day.

“It’s really fun to go with my group and laugh and have a good time, despite a good score or a bad one,” said Coleman.

The winners of the Lewis Class shooting were as follows:

Class A – Corey Diehl
Class B – Joe Sklenar
Class C – Richard Biter
Class D – Daniel Peterson
Class E – Kyle Patton

The highest-scoring junior shooter was Brady Brown.

The highest scoring team was from J. Briggs Transport, Inc. – Jim Briggs, Jesse Stringer, Brady Brown, and Tanner Briggs.

Ag Advisor Tiffany Hoy thanked the sponsors saying,

The fundraising goal was $3,000, and the event exceeded expectations bringing in just over $4,100.

“The FFA members raise all their own funds through fundraising projects and grant-writing. We are very grateful for the support the sponsors and participants provided,” said Tyrone FFA Adviser Tiffany Hoy.

Thirty-one generous sponsors were willing to help support the Tyrone Area FFA. The supreme sponsors included,

Conrad Family Farms, LLC.
D & S Transportation and Safety
D.W. Peterson LLC
Dixon Precast
Evergreen Farms, Inc.
Fleck Family Farm
Fulton Financial Advisors
GNP Turning Point Woodworking
J. Briggs Transport Inc.
Keystone Clearwater Solutions, Inc.
Lytle’s Transfer & Storage, Inc.
Neptune Fire Company
Shoe Fly Work Zone
Thistle Creek Farms
Twin Meadows Farm
Tyrone American Legion Post 281
Warriors Mark Wingshooting
Windy Lane Jerseys

Other donors that contributed to the shoot, ranging from our Gold Level Sponsors to our Bronze Level sponsors include:

Knights of Columbus St. Gregory Council of Tyrone (Late
Way Fruit Farm
Blazing Arrow Hook & Ladder Fire Company
Cabinet Fashions LLC
Mountain Road Farm
Warriors Mark Fencing & Dry Hollow Rentals
Blaise Alexander Chevrolet of Philipsburg, Inc.
Conrad Small Engine Repair
DelGrosso Family & Companies
Spruce Creek Tavern
Stewart’s Precision Auto
Tyrone Milling, Inc.
Warriors Mark Volunteer Fire Co.

The Clay Shoot continues to be the most anticipated and exciting event of the year for the FFA and the surrounding community.

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Dylan Ewing, Sports Editor
Dylan Ewing is a junior in his first year as a part of the eagle eye staff. Dylan plays for our Golden Eagles baseball team and is an active member of the Tyrone Area FFA, winning seventh place at the National Agriscience competition at the 93rd Annual National FFA Convention.  Dylan enjoys technology, sports, and writing, which makes him an active and helpful member of the Eagle Eye. Dylan plans to write for the Eagle Eye until he graduates. He tries to have fun and keep things light while working and continuously improve at what he does.

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