State champs

The state-champion Coffee County Claybusters junior varsity squad. From left to right: Logan Meadows, Landon Meadows, Emma Mathews, Braden Davenport and Xavier Bartley.

The Coffee County Claybusters competed in the Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program State Championships on Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21. The team returned home from Nashville with a trap shooting team title as well as individual championships. 

The CHS junior varsity team took the top spot after the group shot 479 out of 500 targets on Friday. Landon Meadows led the way for the team with a perfect 100. Logan Meadows and Emma Mathews followed with 98 for each. Xavier Bartley finished with a 93, ahead of Brayden Davenport's 90. 

The next-highest team finish was the middle school intermediate advanced team, with a second-place spot at 451. Garrett Taylor was the team's top shooter with a 96, followed by Riley Bellomy at 93. Jonah Wyatt came right behind at 92, ahead of Dylan Hickerson and David Braden with 87 and 83, respectively. 

The high school varsity team finished in 10th place with a score of 480.

Individual titles included Landon Meadows in the JV Division, Victoria Majors in the Ladies' Varsity Division and Mathews in the JV doubles competition. Mathews also took second place in the Ladies' JV Division. 

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