The Colquitt County Youth Shooting Club played host to the Georgia State Junior Olympics last week and swept the top three places.

The event drew 69 shooters to the USA Shooting Regional Training Center site on the Dunn Road and Tyler Lirio took first place in trap shooting competition.

Teammate Ryne Barfield was second and Will Hinton was third.

The local team dominated the double trap event with Chris Webster winning the gold medal, Hinton finishing second and Austin Taylor of Villa Rice taking third.

Club members also took the top three places in the skeet competition with Hunter Hancock finishing first and being followed by Colton Evans and Grey Hinton.

The competition also drew several outstanding shooters from outside of Georgia who competed in the at large division. Corey Spruill of St. Charles, Mo., one of the top young shooters in the nation, took first place.

He was followed by Clay Moniot from Kansas and Sevin Layer of Florida. Moniot also captured the double trap competition.

Morgan Goette of Milledgeville was in the female skeet shooting competition.

In the Scholastic Clay Target Program’s state championship held in conjunction with the state Junior Olympics, the South Georgia Youth Shooting Club trio of Lirio, Barfield and Hinton took first place.

In the junior varsity competition, Alan Sims was first, Clayton Brooks was second and Keaton Blackwell finished third. Clayton Brooks was first in the junior varsity intermediate competition.

Local club members took the top two places in the collegiate competition with Webster taking first and Justin Brooks coming in second.

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