Prep Rifle

East Coweta headed back to GHSA Championships

by Chris Goltermann

Editor’s Note: A full story on East Coweta’s rifle team will appear in Thursday’s The Newnan Times-Herald.

East Coweta’s rifle program will return to this year’s Georgia High School Association Championships following an impressive 1,151-1,097 victory over Riverside Military in last week’s state semifinal round.

The finals, which will consist of 12 semifinal winners and the two highest scoring teams among last week’s losers, will take place April 13 at Fort Benning. This year’s team includes sophomores Glen Lauzon, Ashton Collier and Charles Matthews as well as freshman Destiny Collier.

Lauzon and Destiny Collier qualified for the GHSA finals earlier this year after firing a 290 (out of 300) during the regular season. East Coweta placed third in this year’s Region 5 tournament before opening the state playoffs with a 1,128-1,085 win over North Cobb.

East Coweta, led by first-year coach Peter Merrill, was coming off a sixth-place finish nationally in this year’s NJROTC Championships in Anniston, Ala led by Lauzon’s 29th-place score of 1,161 (out of 1,200) in the two-day event. Ashton and Destiny Collier added respective two-day totals of 1,145 and 1,144 while Matthews added a 1,138.

Mary Simonton competed for Northgate and placed 37th individually with an 1,158.

East Coweta placed second nationally among Marine JROTC programs.



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