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USA Shooting State Junior Olympics - Air Rifle December 20, 2014

Story and photos provided by Bill Dutton...

‘Twas the Saturday before Christmas and across the line, not a shooter was stirring in hopes of a ten point nine. Saturday, December 20th was one of the two most important matches of the season for New Hampshire junior shooters: The air rifle portion of the USA Shooting State Junior Olympics, which serves as the tryout for the National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships. The only ways to qualify are to earn the men’s or women’s state champion gold medal or to shoot an MQS, or minimum qualifying score. The qualifying score varies for each shooter, as men and women shoot 60 shots and 40 shots for score, respectively, and each age category has a different score. This year’s qualifying scores were as follows: men, age 18-20, 580/600; men, age 15-17, 575/600; men, age 14 and under, 560/600; women, age 18-20, 390/400; women, age 15-17, 385/400; and women, age 14 and under, 370/400.

The morning began with six of the seven young women shooting on the first relay, followed by six of the ten young men on the next, and a final relay with the remaining five competitors. In first place for women was Elizabeth Dutton, of the Hudson Fish and Game Club Junior Rifle Team, earning the women’s state representative invitation to the National Junior Olympics as the gold medalist and just three points shy of the MQS for her age group with a 382. The silver medal went to Bailey Urbach, also of the HFGJRT, who shot a 370. In third place was the bronze medal recipient Grace Hackler, of the Ferrybrook Junior Shooters (FBJS) with a score of 361.

For the men, the gold medal went to Andrew Solomonides, also of the FBJS, whose impressive score earned him the men’s state representative invitation and was also just three points shy of his MQS at 577. Tobin Sanctuary, of the FBJS, took home the silver medal for his score of 559, while his teammate Hunter Lang took home the bronze for his score of 552. Awards were also presented to the high-scoring J3 (14 and under) shooter in each event, with recipients being Olivia Beteau for women with a 314 and Joey Wilson for men with a 520; both shooters are members of the Ferrybrook Junior Shooters.

Elizabeth Dutton and Andrew Solomonides will represent New Hampshire at the National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships, which take place at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center in April 2015, for having earned the state champion gold medals. The other competitors await the announcement of invitations in the early spring to see if they made the cut for a second round invitation. These invitations are awarded after the state representative and MQS automatic invitations to shooters who did not shoot their MQS, but were the next closest scorers in the nation in order to fill the range to capacity.

Elizabeth & Bailey

L Hunter Lang & R Tobin Sanctuary

Tobin & Andy

Tobin, Andy, Elizabeth, Bailey

Victoria, Elizabeth, Bailey

Posted 01/28/2015

2014 NH Pistol Championship

2014 New Hampshire State Pistol Championship with EIC Pistol Leg and Distinguished Revolver Match.

September 27-28 2014
Pelham Fish and Game Club

See the attached brochure for details.

Posted 09/09/2014


2013 GONH Rifle Team

2013 GONH Rifle Team

Rear Row Left to Right Shooting Members
Mark Millette, Dan Sales, Bill Booth, George Smith, David Lavoie & Brian Driscoll
Front Row Target Pullers   Randy Enger and  Ev Tate

See story attached below...
Posted 10/09/2013


2013 GONH Rattle Battle Team

2013 GONH Rattle Battle Team

Rear Row Left to Right
Mark Millette, Dan Sales, Bill Booth, Bob Greenwood, George Smith, Brian Driscoll, Charles Roberts and David Lavoie
Front Row   Randy Enger, Augustus Dunfey and  Ev Tate

See story attached below...
Posted 10/09/2013


2013 Gun Owners of New Hampshire Pistol Team

2013 State Pistol Team

Left to right: Gregg Parker, William Tierney, Mark Lindsley, Wayne Besaw (Coach), Bill Dutton, John McNally (Captain)

Posted 08/07/2013

Reposted 10/09/2013 with PDF Story


2013 Whistler Boy Matches at camp Perry, Ohio

2013 Whistler Boy Teams

Left to right:
Bronze Team: Jarred Dassler, Coach Steve Hanscom, Bailey Urbach.  Silver Team: Andrew Solomonides, Coach Larry Parker Jr., Lacey Hamelin.  Gold Team: Joe Nikiforakis, Coach Dave Polonsky, Elizabeth Dutton.

 3rd Place Team

3rd Place team on stage receiving their awards

 The Camp Perry National Matches are held every year at Camp Perry, in Port Clinton, Ohio. It begins with two days of individual three position matches, and then a day of team three position matches. Next follows two days of prone individual matches, prone team matches, and then two more prone individual matches. One match on prone team day is the Whistler Boy. The Whistler Boy match is a juniors-only match comprised of five targets: a 50 yard prone, a 100 yard prone, another 50 yard prone, and then one standing and one kneeling 50 yard target. This year, the Gun Owners of New Hampshire sponsored three state representative teams. The Bronze Team was comprised of Bailey Urbach of Hudson and Jarred Dassler of Salem, coached by Steve Hanscom, placing 18th overall. Placing 15th overall was the Silver Team, made up of Andrew Solomonides of Gilsum and Lacey Hamelin of Keene, coached by Larry Parker, Jr.. The Gold Team, Elizabeth Dutton of Derry and Joe Nikiforakis of Swanzey, coached by Dave Polonsky, placed 5th overall and made a trip onstage as 3rd state association team.

 The other matches were full of accomplishments and awards for New Hampshire’s shooters. Elizabeth Dutton won first sub junior for the first day of three position, and Zachary Wambsganss of Hudson followed closely, placing second sub junior for the day. The two placed second and third sub junior for the three position two-day aggregate, respectively. Bailey Urbach won a total of 23 award points for the three position matches, placing 5th marksman in prone, 8th marksman in kneeling, and 8th marksman overall for the first day, 22nd marksman in prone on the second day, and 21st marksman for the two-day aggregate. Elizabeth Dutton also won 33 award points, 25 for placing 1st sub junior, 2 per position on the first day, placing 9th, 11th, and 19th marksman, and 2 for placing 6th in kneeling on the second day. Lacey Hamelin placed well in the marksman category in the matches, earning her 23 award points total, and Joe Nikiforakis earned himself 14 award points, placing several times in the more difficult sharpshooter category. The Hudson Junior Rifle shooters placed third sharpshooter team in the three position matches, earning each firing member 5 award points.

 In prone, there were no overall awards to be won, but the New Hampshire kids still competed well. Andrew Solomonides won 17 award points, placing well in the sharpshooter category. Joe won 5 award points for his shooting in the sharpshooter category. Elizabeth won herself 2 award points, and Bailey won 6 for her efforts. In addition, the Ferry Brook Junior Shooters Gold team, made up of Andrew Solomonides, Lacey Hamelin, Joe Nikiforakis, and Tobin Sanctuary, coached by Larry Parker, Jr., placed second Junior team overall in the metallic sights team match, earning each firing member 9 award points. In total, New Hampshire brought home many awards. One plaque, five medals, and a large sum of 179 award points made up the combined total of awards won by New Hampshire shooters, thus ending an extremely successful Camp Perry and outdoor season.

Bailey Urbach, Hudson shooter and Bronze team member

Posted 08/24/2013


Congratulations to George Gurick for winning the National Garand Championship Senior Trophy.
George took 4th place over all 1108 competitors with a score of 291-3.
The first place score was only 1 point away at 292-11.

Full results of all 2013 Nation Match events are available here.

Posted 08/07/2013

The Hudson Junior Rifle Team Wants New Members

The Hudson Fish and Game Club, NH Junior Rifle Team has SIX openings available for juniors, age 12 or more, for the upcoming year. This is a competitive paper target shooting program. The new members become part of the Team who currently hold individual and team State and National titles.
Read more in the attachment below...

Wednesday Posted 08/07/2013


Junior Rifle Clinic

The Hudson Fish and Game Club Junior Rifle Team will be holding a 2 day smallbore rifle clinic for club member’s children. Ages 8 to 18 are welcome. Spots are limited so sign up early (limit 14 people).
See flyer attached below.
Wednesday Posted 08/07/2013


USA Shooting National Junior Olympics

"Back in December of 2012, juniors from around the state competed in the USA Shooting National Junior Olympic New Hampshire State qualifiers for Women’s and Men’s Air Rifle and Smallbore Rifle.  Entries for this match are limited to residents of New Hampshire and based on their scores and age categories, some received invitations to compete in the National Junior Olympics at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO."

Read the full article by Bill Dutton... attached below:

Posted 06/12/2013


2013 State Garand Championship

Saturday, June 22, 2013
Cheshire County Fish & Game Club Range, 19 Ferry Brook Rd, Keene, NH

Program is attached below.

Posted 06/03/2013



2013 NH / CCF&G Whistler Boy Team Tryouts MAY 11

Saturday May 11th
Cheshire County Fish & Game Club Range, 19 Ferry Brook Rd, Keene, NH

Ladies & Gentlemen. Here is the Program for our annual Spring CMP Prone Match AND TRYOUTS for Whistler Boy Teams. Mr Gurick advises me that Gun Owners of NH will again sponsor 3 Smallbore Whistler Boy Teams (6 NH Junior Shooters) at the 2013 National Matches. This match is the event to earn one of those 6 spots and open to ALL Junior (age 10-20) Residents of NH.
We will run as many relays as needed.

Thank you, Larry Parker Sr

Program attached below.

Posted 4/10/2013


Service Rifle Clinics

The Shooting Sports Committee of Gun Owners of New Hampshire is pleased to announce its' eighth year of training clinics.

The clinics will be held on 27 April at Sunset Mountain Fish and Game, Cantebury, NH and 11 May at Pemigewasset Valley Fish and Game, Holderness, NH.

The clinics and record firing are open to all persons twelve years of age and over.

See the clinic program attached below.

Posted 03/06/2013 Updated 4/7/2013


2013 Smallbore Championship Matches

2013 New Hampshire NRA Outdoor Conventional 3 Position Smallbore Regional and State Championship

Date:     Sat, June 8, 2013
Location: Hudson Fish & Game Club
Contact:  Keith Jylkka (

Hudson Fish and Game Club
53 Pine Rd.
Hudson, NH  03051

2013 New Hampshire NRA Outdoor Conventional Prone Smallbore Regional and State Championship

Date:     Sat, April 27, 2013
Location: Hudson Fish & Game Club
Contact:  William Dutton (

Hudson Fish and Game Club
53 Pine Rd.
Hudson, NH  03051

2013 New Hampshire NRA Outdoor Metric 3 Position Smallbore Regional and State Championship

Date:     Sat, June 15, 2013
Location: Hudson Fish & Game Club 
Contact:  Keith Jylkka (

Hudson Fish and Game Club
53 Pine Rd.
Hudson, NH  03051

2013 New Hampshire NRA Outdoor Metric Prone Smallbore Regional and State Championship

Date:     Sat, May 18, 2013
Hudson Fish & Game Club
Contact:  William Dutton (

Hudson Fish and Game Club
53 Pine Rd.
Hudson, NH  03051





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