Submitted by Danny Arnold
Competitors faced the twin adversaries of East Texas heat and humidity as well as stiff competition from each other during the Panola County Gun Club’s Highpower Extravaganza, held Sept. 3-6, 2020, in Carthage, Texas. The club’s Highpower Extravaganza was comprised of a two-person rifle team match, two GSM matches and a CMP Home Range Appreciation Series 2×800-point aggregate, along with a Service Pistol EIC, .22 Pistol EIC and a Rifle EIC matches.
Overall winner of the 2×800-point rifle aggregate was Justin Utley, with a score of 1578-54X. Other winners were High Junior, Mickey Hoysa, and High Senior, Kelly Worth.
Winning Sunday’s Rifle EIC match was Greg Troxell with 498-23X. The .22 Pistol EIC was won by Justin Utley, with a score of 273-4X.
The Service Pistol EIC was well attended and won by Robin Bagesse with a score of 247-4X.
The high score for the two GSM matches was fired by Kelly Worth, who used an M1 Garand to fire a 286-4X. In Thursday’s team match, Team Troxell, made up of brothers Greg and Gary Troxell, fired a 588-14X to win the match.
Preliminary results of the EIC matches indicated a total of three legs would be awarded in the rifle EIC match. Those went to David Schaller, with 489-17X, and Rick Conner, with 480-18X, as well as to junior Hester Hoke, with 480-6X.
In the .22 Pistol EIC match, two individuals made the cut: Justin Utley with a 273-4X and David Schaller with a 270-6X.
Find out more about the Panola County Gun Club at http://epcgc.com.
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