Fifteen of 41 junior .22 shooters with the Mother Lode Gun Club earned awards Tuesday night for marksmanship, sharpshooting, expert, master, and high master level achievements in the club’s youth and young adult fall program for boys and girls ages 10 to 20.

In the Marksman B2 category, Owen Taylor, 10, of Sonora earned first place; Cheyenne Hurst, 10, of Jamestown earned second; and  Madelyn Nikiforuk, 10, of Sonora earned third.

In the Sharpshooter B2 category, Clavey Henner, 11, of Jamestown earned first place; Aaron Hupp, 11, of Tuolumne earned second; and Dylan Dryer, 11, of Sonora  earned third.

In the Expert B2 category, Joseph Long, 12, of Jamestown earned first place; Reed Henner, 14, of Jamestown earned second; and Joy Harrison, 15, of Sonora earned third.

In the Master A17 category, Christyannah Danicourt, 14, of Sonora earned first place; Kiera Danicourt, 12, of Sonora earned second; and Jaden Bick, 12, of Sonora earned third.

In the High Master X17 category, Belle Bloom, 16, of Sonora earned first place; Quinn Lucas, 16, of Sonora earned second; and Paige Barnum, 13, of Jamestown earned third.

Awards were earned by young shooters based on their target-shooting prowess over a six-week period said Connie Taylor, a club volunteer.

Organizers for the 2020 juniors winter program, for ages 10 to 20, are planning online signups beginning Jan. 7 and a safety briefing scheduled Jan. 14. The program will meet every Tuesday night with awards presented March 3. The one-time cost of $35 per junior shooter includes use of a .22 rifle, ammunition and targets. Mother Lode Gun Club is at 19185 Jamestown Road in Jamestown.

Contact Guy McCarthy at gmccarthy@uniondemocrat.com or 588-4585. Follow him on Twitter at @GuyMcCarthy.

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