TFS Senior qualifies for State 

The Tallulah Falls School (TFS) Precision Rifle team got the 2022-23 season off to a great start with a decisive win over visiting Riverside Military Academy, reports TFS Athletics.  The team’s lone senior, Jue Wang, fired a 292 to qualify as an individual for the State Championships.  TFS took a 1136-971 win over RMA, with the team’s final tally being just three points shy of the school record. Wang is the first individual in school history to qualify for the State Championships as an individual.  Juniors Marc Crotta and Joseph McGahee both followed with identical scores of 284. Sophomore Chloe Erwin (276) and junior Ethan Simmons (275) rounded out the scoring.  In GHSA matches, each individual shoots 10 shots in three positions – prone, standing, and kneeling – for a max possible score of 300. To qualify for the State Championships as an individual, an athlete must shoot a 292 or higher. Wang’s 292 also ties the school record set last season by McGahee in the State Championships, as he finished seventh individually.  “Jue started the kneeling position with a 195 and had us all sitting on the edge of our seats until the very last shot,” says coach Katie Keister. “With one minute left on the clock, an individual score of 282, and one shot remaining, Jue was the only athlete left on the firing line. With deep breaths, encouragements shared from nearby team members, and even a thumbs up from a fellow RMA athlete, Jue fired her last shot – a ten! And the whole range – TFS and RMA alike – erupted!”  It was a stellar performance by Wang and the entire TFS Precision Rifle team, who are now 1-0 on the season and are setting the tone early for yet another special season.  “We have big goals this year, and we’re looking forward to an exciting season,” adds Keister. “This was the perfect way to start.”