Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

No. 3 Kentucky Defeats No. 4 Alaska-Fairbanks

uk rifle1 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (1/14/13) – The University of Kentucky rifle team defeated No. 4 Alaska-Fairbanks 4705 – 4687 Sunday at the Pat Spurgin Rifle Range in Murray, Ky., breaking Murray State range records in total aggregate score and air rifle aggregate.
 
“Overall, not a bad day,” UK head coach Harry Mullins said. “The match was very close. We left some points on the board in smallbore, our prone was a little down from where it has been but I was real proud of how the team responded in standing and then rounded out their scores in kneeling.”
 
Senior Henri Junghänel led the Wildcats in smallbore, posting 590 of Kentucky’s 2331 smallbore points. Fellow senior Heather Greathouse delivered a solid performance in smallbore, beginning the morning with a 586.
 
Ahead by just one point entering air rifle, Kentucky delivered one of its best team air rifle performances on the year. All five of Kentucky’s counters shot a 591 or better, with the top-four performances making up the Wildcats’ 2374 total air rifle score. As an individual, junior Aaron Holsopple broke into the 590s with a 590 in air rifle.
 
“We had all six shooters shoot a 590 or above in air rifle, it’s always a good day when you have performance across the board like that,” Mullins said. “Connor Davis had a solid day with his 597 in air rifle and Henri had a good day with a 590 in smallbore and 594 in air rifle for an 1184. That’s a good day’s work. I was proud of how Emily Holsopple bounced back and shot a 592 in air rifle.”
 
Breaking the 4700 barrier for just the second time on the year, the Wildcats had to fend off a feisty effort from Alaska-Fairbanks. Opening the morning with a 2330 in smallbore, followed by a 2357 in air rifle, the Nanooks’ total aggregate score of 4687 goes down as a season best for the team.
 
“Breaking 4700 is a good start to the spring semester,” Mullins said. "Today was one of those matches that the opposing team gave its all and I was very proud of the way our team responded and the effort they delivered. I think if we keep working on the pace we are currently then we may be able to add some points to the team score we shot today.”
 
The Wildcats’ win pushes them to 7-1 on the year as they prepare to travel to Oxford, Miss., next week to face Memphis and Ole Miss.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Will Kindred

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

In Other News...

Hopkins County Family YMCA to Host 9/11 Heroes Meet and Greet

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/1/14) — In conjunction with the Madisonville 9/11 Heroes Run, the Hopkins County Family YMCA will… Read More

Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (9/1/14) — The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following arrest reports Monday, Sept.… Read More
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

August 29, 2014 8197

Luke's Flea Market Vendors' Home Away…

in News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 28, 2014 7549

Police Pursuit Spans Parts of Northern…

in Top Stories by Alex Piper, MCSO
August 30, 2014 7536

One Hospitalized After Officer-Involved…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 31, 2014 4719

Passenger in Officer-Involved Shooting…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 29, 2014 3932

Business Spotlight - Magical Memories…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

August 30, 2014 3187

Ponderosa Madisonville to Donate 10…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 30, 2014 1303

City of Madisonville Says 'Goodbye' to…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
August 29, 2014 894

MCC Announces New Board Members

in Top Stories by Joyce Riggs
September 01, 2014 873

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

in Top Stories by Karen McKnight
August 29, 2014 579

Trover Health Endowment Reaches $100,000…

in Top Stories by Joyce Riggs

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

August 29, 2014 2559

Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Activity…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
August 29, 2014 2475

Owensboro Police Department Activity…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
August 28, 2014 2185

Downtown Trolley to Run on Labor Day

in News by Abby Shelton
August 30, 2014 1672

Owensboro Traffic Advisory

in News by Keith Todd
August 28, 2014 1461

Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Activity…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

August 28, 2014 7549

Police Pursuit Spans Parts of Northern…

in Top Stories by Alex Piper, MCSO
August 29, 2014 3932

Business Spotlight - Magical Memories…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 28, 2014 3591

Another Greenville Home Invasion Being…

in Top Stories by Wes Miller, GPD
August 28, 2014 2356

Whitfield, Yonts Pay Tribute to Bob and…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 28, 2014 2257

Stanton Barrett's NASCAR Mustang Gets…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06