Borton places in shooting competition

Luke Borton of the Fulton County 4-H program placed ninth in hunter skills at the week-long 2018 Ohio 4-H National Shooting Sports Team in Nebraska.

Thirty-two youth represented Ohio competing in air rifle, air pistol, compound archery, recurve archery, hunting and wildlife, muzzleloading, rifle, pistol, and shotgun. Each team shot three days with different competitions in all disciplines.

A hunting and wildlife team including Borton and Desi Roshong from Fulton County, as well as Sydney Kohler and Logan Dick, placed fifth in wildlife identification and management.

Other winners included Jonathan Dorston from Williams County, who placed second in the slow fire competition for the air pistol team. He also placed 10th in air pistol in the nation overall.

Over 670 participants between the ages of 14 and 18 represented 37 states. Team Ohio took home eighth place overall for the 2018 4-H National Shooting Sports Championships.