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CMP Club News: Panola County Gun Club Holds Highpower Extravaganza in September

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.

A Note from the CMP: At the CMP, we are not only dedicated to an increasing number of those involved in marksmanship within our own programs but are also devoted to supporting the efforts of those who are creating their own legacies in their own ways. Our Club News articles are our way of displaying the successes of our clubs, in the hopes of encouraging others to take the same respectable paths – both in marksmanship and in life. We are proud of our clubs for all of their endeavors and are honored to show them off within our news feed. 

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