Canes rifle team wins school's first-ever match
The Cartersville High School rifle team made history December 3, 2020 by competing in the school’s first GHSA Air Riflery match. The Canes competed against shooters from Sonoraville High School and won their initial match, 821-772.
Team captain Mallory Marisko led Cartersville with 225 of a possible 300 points in the three positions — prone, standing, and kneeling — at a distance of 10 meters. Zaliyah Pryor followed with 204 points and Joseph McNally was next with 203 points.
Other shooters for Cartersville included Emily Abbott, Joseph Herron, Angelina Christ, and Madison McElrath. For many of the students, the marksmanship instruction they have received in JROTC is the only time they have shot an air rifle or rifle of any sort. Marisko is the only experienced competitor on the Cartersville team having shot with 4-H in the past. Cartersville will host its first match at CHS on January 13.