MACON-- Gunshots echoed at the Ocmulgee River Gun Club Saturday afternoon as dozens of shooters competed in the GISA.
Stratford and Windsor partnered to host nine schools for a shooting tournament. Seventy shooters took aim at 150 targets: 100 sporting clays and 50 skeet.
"Last year we asked for teams or schools that would be interested in doing the program," said Stratford coach Ben Puckett. "There has been a lot of behind the scenes work with several volunteers. This is our first of eight meets. Then in December, we'll have our state shoot in Savannah."
The varsity winner was Gatewood's Jasper Copelan. The sophomore hit 140 out of the 150 targets. The Junior Varsity champion was seventh grader Aaron Copelan, hitting 114 targets. John Milledge Academy was the top team.
The sport is open to boys and girls in the GISA. They are required to complete a hunter safety course in order to compete.