The Ascension Parish 4-H Shooting Sport team hosted its annual district competition on March 14 at its Ascension Parish range.

Students competed in archery, shotgun, air pistol, air rifle, .22-caliber rifle, BB and .22-caliber pistol.

This was the group’s largest event to date with 247 participants.

Competing for the Ascension Parish team were Mary Abshire, Matthew Abshire, Austin Areneaux, Ben Babineaux, Jackson Babineaux, Benjamin Braud, Cameron Braud, Bobby Brignac, Jaycee Campo, Allie Clouatre, Aidan Cole, Gavin Comeaux, James Daigle, Cade Davis, Beau Dupuy, Jase Fitzgerald, Garrett Glynn, David Janis, Chase Jarreau, Brandon Katz, Kaelyn Labatut, Jayde Landry, Trever Landry, Grant Marquis, Alex Milazzo, Samuel Milazzo, Bryce Norman, Lindsey Oxford, Andrew Poche, Zachary Poche, Bethany Potter, Luke Rochester, Alex Rodrigue, Mitchel Roussel, Corrie Savoy, Colby Schexnaydre, Isabella Schexnaydre, Justin Schexnaydre, Tyler Schexnaydre, Gavin Schwartz, Kinslei Scroggs, Noah Stafford, Chandler St. Pierre, Sawyer Pruill, Dayton Spruill, Laci Trujillo, Joshua Toups, Sean Turner, Lauren Wall, Adam Wall, David West and Gordon Waguespack.

Organizers thanked the range officers and coordinators, club leaders, concession workers, scorers, 4-H agents, Sorrento Fire Department and parents who let their children participate in the program.

Next up is the regional match at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

The mission of the Louisiana 4-H Shooting Sports Program is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills and forming attitudes so that they may become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society, a news release said.

For information on the Ascension Parish 4-H Shooting Sports program, call (225) 621-5799.