published Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Soddy-Daisy shooters win

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    Soddy-Daisy's Trevor Fuller
    Photo by Dan McLaughlin

Soddy-Daisy High School dominated the Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program's Region III skeet and sporting clays meet this past weekend at Montlake Classic Clays.

The Soddy-Daisy Blue team of Paxton Pelfrey, Austin Gravitt and Blake Dunn was first in the varsity skeet competition Saturday with a score of 281 out of 300, and Soddy-Daisy Gold (Sam Sadowitz, Mitch Pelfrey and Zach Coleman) and Soddy-Daisy White (Morgan Fulghum, Mitch Smith and Heather Christian) were second and third with 243 and 237 scores.

Paxton Pelfrey was the high overall individual with a 96 out of 100, and Gravitt was second with a 93.

Other teams included Cumberland County, Walker Valley, Monroe County, Sale Creek, Fairview, Christ Legacy and Heritage.

Soddy-Daisy's Erica Dunn, Cody Hedgecoth, Dakota Davis and Savannah Davis were the ninth-grade runners-up, and Dunn was that division's overall female winner with an 81, one better than the ninth-grade overall male winner. Hedgecoth was the overall runner-up with a 79.

Blake Dunn shot a 92, Sheldon Rodgers a 90 and Paxton Pelfrey an 87 to give Soddy-Daisy Blue the varsity sporting clays title Sunday with a 269, and Gravitt shot in the alternate individual tournament and won it with an 88. Dunn's 92 made him the high overall winner, and Rodgers was the runner-up.

Again, Soddy-Daisy Gold was second and Soddy-Daisy White was third in the varsity competition.

As in the skeet shooting, Erica Dunn was the high overall female and Hedgecoth was the overall runner-up in ninth-grade clays.

The Soddy-Daisy coaches are Trevor Fuller, Butch Allen and Mike Gray.

The state tournament will be held June 18-19 at the Nashville Gun Club.

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