Next Davie Co 4-H Shooting Sports Club Meeting-Saturday Fun Shoot- June 12th at 10:00 am. Then June 14th at 6:30 pm

 All members must be current with 4-H. Please go to 4honline.com and check that you and your family are up to date. Masks will be required in most situations as well as social distancing.

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TCYSS Receives Grant from Friends of NRA for 9th Year in a Row!

TCYSS and Davie County 4-H Shooting Sports Club received a Club Grant from the Friends of NRA for the 9th Consecutive Year. This year was an unusual year and things were delayed for several months. We were told it would be a "lean' year due to the reduction of fundraising opportunities for the Friends of NRA in 2020. In fact there was a Friends of NRA

banquet scheduled for Davie County for April of 2020 that had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 Shutdown. However, they came through for us once again. We have been able to maintain and grow because of the graciousness of the group. Most  of our Ammunition and targets are supplied as a result of these grants as well as some of our Firearms and most of our Traps. We certainly could not exist without their generosity! For our part, we like to support the NRA by encouraging our Parents and Members to join and to be active with area programs and fundraisers and to support the 2nd Amendment whenever possible. 

This years grant consisted entirely of Shotgun and Rimfire ammunition totaling $3700.00 in Value. It could not have come at a better time! Thank you Friends of NRA!!

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Thanks to Community Support, TCYSS wins Major Grant!!! 

TCYSS received the most Votes and won the Eaton Funeral Services Grant for local charities! Eaton Funeral Services created this oppportunity to celebrate their 70th year in business serving the citizens of Mocksville and Davie County. We are so grateful to Eaton as well as all our supporters who voted for us. We are also very humbled by their support and promotion of our little Non-Profit. Congratulations also to Davie Pregnancy Care for finishing 2nd and the Farmington Community Association for their 3rd Place finish. We recived a check for $5000.00 which will go to upgrading our restroom and keeping our Programs going. Special Thanks to Danny Lough, our County 4-H Agent for making us aware of this opportunity. Thanks to Benita Finney and Nick Miller from Eaton for their support and to the Forbis Family who made this possible!

TCYSS SCTP Team wins State Trap Championship!!!

The Tom Cowden Youth Shooting Sports Shotgun Team had a Phenomenal Day on Saturday, May 1st, competing in the 2021NC SCTP Trap State Championship. The event was held at the Rockingham County Gun Club near Reidsville, NC. Representing TCYSS were the SCTP Varsity Team of Caleb Mathis, Dallie Lakey, Luke Barker, Naomi Hellard and Jacob Durham. Stephen Timbinaris also competed as a Varsity Individual along with JV Individual Gracie Marshall and Intermediate Individual Connor Mathis. The day started out with Gracie winning HOA in the Premier singles event with a score of 98/100 which included a "50 Straight" in the middle. Gracie was also Top Lady and Top JV for Singles. She will have her name along with Tom Cowden youth Shooting Sports engraved on the permanent Trophy to be displayed at the Rockingham County Gun Club aka The "Rock" permanently. Caleb Mathis and Stephen Timbinaris tied for top Varsity Shooter in Singles with Stephen conceding first place to Caleb due to his not being able to stay for the shoot-off. Both had 97/100. Luke Barker took HOA and Top Varsity Honors for Handicaps with a 91/100, and Caleb did the same for Doubles with a 94/100. Caleb also won the "coveted" HOA for combined events.

Connor Mathis also struck gold with his High Combined for the Intermediate Entry Division. The Varsity Team won Top Honors for the Tournament with their 443/500 in Singles. What a great day...The entire table of Individual HOA awards pretty much went out the door with TCYSS kids Saturday. To recap...TCYSS Kids won HOA for the Singles, Handicaps, Doubles, Combined, Varsity Team and Intermediate Entry Overall!!!!!!!!!. If it was on the Awards Table it pretty much went HOME with our kids!

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Varisty Team L-R: Caleb Mathis, Naomi Hellard, Luke Barker, Dallie Lakey and Jacob Durham

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Caleb Mathis: Combined HOA, Doubles HOA, Varsity Singles HOA, Varsity Doubles HOA, Varsity Team Member

Gracie Marshall: 2021 NC SCTP Trap State Champion, High Lady, JV HOA and JV Singles HOA

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Luke Barker: Handicaps HOA, Varsity Handicaps HOA, Varsity Team Member

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 Trophy will feature Gracie Marshall as Singles NC SCTP State Champion and Tom Cowden Youth Shooting Sports to be displayed at the Rockingham County Gun Club in Perpetuity!

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Connor Mathis: Intermediate Entry Combined HOA

TCYSS Member wins 2021 NC 4-H Hunting Skills Tournament

Naomi Hellard of Davie County 4-H was HOA for the 2021 Hunting Skills Tournament by a mere 1 point over Emma Wilkie from Henderson County 4-H in the Senior Division. Luke Chappin from the Iredell County 4-H "Trouble Shooters" was third. In the Junior Division, Hunter Trivette from the Iredell Jr team finished first, with team mate Ty Anderson and Davie County's Riley Barnes finishing 2nd. Miller Motes from Henderson County finsished 3rd. 

The Tournament was held on February 13th at the TCYSS Range.

It consisted of 5 Challenges including Rifle, Shotgun (5-Stand), 3-D Archery,

Wild Game ID and a Hunting Knowledge Trail that includes general knowledge,

compass use and specific questions this year about small game,

Deer and Turkey hunting.

It was a cold wet day. 34 Degrees and a Steady rain.

All who braved the elements Saturday are Winners!

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Pictured Left to Right:

Naomi Hellard, Tournament HOA and Senior Division Champion.

Riley Barnes, Second Place Finisher for the Junior Division

Nelson Cowden, Tournament Director

DC 4-H and TCYSS Receive 2020 Grants from Friends of NRA

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The Davie County 4-H Shooting Sports Club received a very Gracious Club Grant from the Friends of NRA totalling over $4800.00 in much needed and appreciated Shotgun shells, .22 LR Ammunition and Clay Targets. Tom Cowden Youth Shooting Sports also received a Range Grant worth over $2000.00. The Range Grant includes 2 Precision Air rifles and two Air Pistols to enhance our Air Gun capabilities with 4-H. Air Rifle is one of our weakest disciplines, not because of skill but due to equipment. These Rifles will allow our kids to "show their stuff" this coming Summer! Air Pistol has been growing with our club for several years and this will give more of our kids more quality equipment to use for practice and competition. Again Thanks to Friends of NRA!!

First Ever Tom Cowden Invitational Skeet and Sporting

Clays Shoot Held on December 28th, 2019

TCYSS hosted the First and hopefully Annual Tom Cowden Invitational Youth Shoot on December 28th at  Hunting Creek Preserves near Harmony NC. The event included a 100 bird Sporting Clays Shoot and a 50 Bird Skeet Shoot. This event was a "crossover event" with Youth Organizations being invited from several different Shooting Sports Organizations including 4-H, The Scholastic Clay Target Program or SCTP and NC wildlife Hunter Education Teams. There were competitors from DAvie Co 4-H and TCYSS SCTP, Rose Hill SCTP, Nash Co 4-H, Forbush High School SCTP and Hunter Ed. Davie County Hunter Ed. Other 4-H Competitors came from Henderson Co, Iredell Co, Yancey Co, Randolph Co, and others. The Top Teams were the NC 4-H Shotgun Team Alumni, Rose Hill and Forbush Respectively. Top HOAs, were Evan Harris from Catawba County 4-H Alumni, Kody Wilder from Randolph County 4-H Alumni, and Stephen Timbinaris from Davie County 4-H and TCYSS SCTP. There were 42 kids involved and a separate shoot for Adults. A great day weather wise and a nice retreat from the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season. We hope to continue with this Shoot for years to come.

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Kody Wilder on the left, 2nd HOA for Combined Skeet and SC HOA ...Stephen Timbinaris on the Right, 3rd Combined HOA and Varsity HOA

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Senior Blaze Team and Individuals have Excellent Showing in  2019 State 4-H Tournament

Our most experienced Senior Team, the Davie Senior Blaze Team had a strong showing winning 2 Team Golds, a Silver and 2 Bronze Medals and finishing 4th in the other two events they participated in on Saturday, September 21. The Senior Blaze Team included Caleb Mathis, Mattie Clark and Stephen Walker. All three are veteran participants both at the State and National Level and this was Stephen's and Mattie's last 4-H State Tournament as they are now officially "aged out". Caleb returns for 2 more Seasons. The Senior Blaze Team won the Telescopic Sight-Smallbore Rifle Competition and the Muzzleloader Competition, finished second in Open Sight-Smallbore Rifle, and placed Third in Smallbore Pistol and Match Compound Archery. They were also a close 4th in Hunter/Sporter Compound Archery missing out on 3rd by 1X and Caleb's Shotgun Team finished a close 4th. 

In addition to the Team Awards, Stephen Walker had two HOA Golds in Smallbore Pistol and Muzzleloader, and a 3rd in Air Pistol. Caleb finished just behind Stephen by 1 point in Muzzleloader with a Silver. Stephen's younger Sister and up and coming Competitor, Rebekah Walker, won the HOA for Air Pistol and also finished with a 2nd for Muzzleloader in a tie with Caleb. Stephen Timinaris finished 3rd Overall in Shotgun after losing a Shootoff to break a 2nd place tie. Many other seniors finished in the Top 10.

Our Junior Team had only 5 Competitors this year and 3 were in their first State Tournament ever. Timothy Walker was the only Junior to Medal this year with a Bronze in Junior Air Pistol. However several shot their Personal Bests beating their Regional Scores.

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Senior Blaze: Caleb, Mattie and Stephen

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Rebekah Walker

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Stephen Timbinaris

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Timothy Walker

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The 2019 DAvie County 4-H Shooting Sports Club Competition Team: LR-Isaiah Mitchell, Chandler Carter (Kneeling), Stephen Walker, Elijah Parker (Kneeling), Righteous Cline, Mattie Clark, Naomi Hellard, Rebekah Cline, Brantlee Evans(Front), Dallie Lakey, Samantha Taylor, Connor Mathis, Miracle Cline, Riley Barnes(Front), Timothy Walker, Caleb Mathis, Jacob Durham, Stephen Timinaris.
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4-H Leaders take Courses to Improve Their Skills as Coaches

Paragon Examiners and New Graduates: L-R Gary Sopnicar (Traveled from Ohio for his SCTP Team), Examiner Mike Fine, Barron Church, Jimmy Staley, Nelson Cowden and Paragon Founder and Chief Examiner Daniel Schindler

TCYSS has it's First NATIONAL CHAMPION!!!!

Stephen Walker is the 2018 National 4-H Shooting Sports Smallbore Pistol National Champion!!!. Stephen placed 8th on Day One of the Competition and in Multiple ties for 2nd Place on Days 2 and 3. He was bumped to 5th on day 2 and 4th on day 3, but had the consistency and score to put him Over the Top for the Highest Honor of all and Won HOA for Smallbore Pistol in Grand Island, Nebraska on June 30th, 2018.!!! We couldn't be prouder of Stephen! This young Man has worked hard at all aspects of his Shooting Sports. He has been a 4-H  State Champion in Archery and Air Pistol and a Regional 4-H Champion in several Disciplines...he has even been a regional Archery Champion for the District 7 Wildlife Tournament. Now he has accomplished the Highest Honor in 4-H Shooting Sports!

The NC Smallbore Pistol Team Finished 4th Overall in the Competition.

On the Right...NCWRC Junior Shotgun Champion Naomi Hellard.

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4-H:"To make the best better."