2022-2023 Season Recap

On December 7, 2022, we defeated the Washington-Liberty Generals 1147 to 1022 in our first Potomac High School Rifle League match of the year. Our top three shooters were Emory B 291-15x(center shots), Cassidy R 289-16x, and Samuel N 285-12x.

The Robinson Rifle Team was defeated on January 5, 2023 by the WT Woodson Cavaliers 1156 to 1129 in our second Potomac High School Rifle League match of the year. Our top three shooters were Jackson W 285-16x(center shots), Emory B 285-14x, and Sienna W 283-15x.

January 11 we squeaked by the Lake Braddock Bruins 1154 to 1152 to get the win and raise our season record to 2 wins and 1 loss. Our top 3 shooters were Cassidy R 292-11x(center shots), Samuel N 289-15x and Emory B 288-12x.

The Robinson Rams defeated the IWLA Mavericks 1144 to 1113 on January 18 in our fourth Potomac High School Rifle League match of the season to bring our record to 3 wins and 1 loss. Our top three shooters were Cassidy R 291-17x(center shots), Sienna W 285-14x and Emory B 285-12x.

On Tuesday Tuesday, January 24, the team lost to the West Springfield Spartans 1166 to 1149.  Our top three shooters were Cassidy R 295-19x(center shots) with the high score for the match, Jackson W 288-20x and Samuel N 284-16x.

Saturday, January 28, the Robinson Rifle team overpowered the Centreville High School Wildcats 1145 to 1106 to bring our season record to 4 wins and 2 losses. Our top three shooters were Cassidy R 294-15x, Jackson W 289-15x and Emory B 285–15x.

In our last high school league regular season match of the year, the team defeated the Landon (MD) School Bears 1135 to 1082. We finished the season with a 5 and 2 record tied for third place in the league. Our top three shooters last night were Cassidy R 291-14x(center shots), Samuel N 284-12x, and Sienna W 281-13x.

On Saturday, February 18, we concluded the Potomac High School Rifle League Winter Sports season with the Regional Match.  We didn’t do as well as we hoped, finishing fourth of the ten teams.  Our top three shooters in the match were Cassidy R 584-34x, Emory B 576-26x and Samuel N 572-29x.  For our seniors, congratulations on your achievements. For returning athletes, let’s learn from this and build toward next season! 

Team alum Lucas K helps TeamUSA take silver in Tokyo

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics featured a new event, the 10-meter air rifle mixed team competition.

Class of 2013 alumni and two-time Olympian Lucas Kozeniesky and his partner Mary Tucker clicked as a team to earn a silver medal for the United States at the Asaka Shooting Range on July 27, 2021.

Full story: https://www.teamusa.org/News/2021/July/27/Lucas-Kozeniesky-And-Mary-Tucker-Take-Silver-In-Air-Rifle-Mixed-Team

Other photos: https://flickr.com/photos/113515359@N08/sets/72157719633736984

NBC Sports broadcast: https://youtu.be/aoLw-rpI1CI

The PHSRL Hardy Cup at IWLA

The Potomac High School Rifle League trophy was unveiled 10/24/2020. The Cup is named after Coach Emeritus Bob Hardy, who was one of the key figures in reviving the League under an air rifle format.

This perpetual trophy will be kept on display at the Sills Range, and each year’s school champion will have their name engraved on it. We thank Coach Bob for his faithful service and leadership!

RIP Coach Bob Hardy

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Coach Bob Hardy. Coach Hardy was the heart and soul of the Robinson Rifle Team for many, many years. He was a great coach, extraordinary mentor and ambassador of the sport. There is no replacement for this incredible gentleman. He will be profoundly missed.

Update: obit posted here 

Coach Hardy’s memorial service will be held July 9th at Bushnell National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at 11:00. Burial will follow.

There will be no public viewing or visitation.

The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation https://t2t.org/ in Bob’s memory.

If you’d like to send a card, please message us on Facebook or email webmaster@robinsonrifle.org for the address.

Week Three, two matches!

It took three weeks, but we finally out shot Woodson High School in a Potomac High School Rifle League (PHSRL) match.  On Saturday, January 23, 2021, we shot a 1531-76x while Woodson scored a 1524-74x.  We are now trailing Woodson by 10 points, in aggregate, for the season with one match to go.  Our top shooters on Saturday were Grant B (385-23x), Thomas M (383–20x) and Isaac V (382–16x).     

On Sunday, January 17, 2021 we competed in the Palmyra Invitational which continues through the end of January.  Our top Air Rifle shooters were Devin P (572-30x), Isaac V (570-28x) and Payton P (564-21x).  The top Smallbore shooters were Payton P (560-21x), Isaac V (556-21x) and Thomas M (549-15x).

PHSRL finals, February 15, 2020

Saturday, February 15, 2020, brought an end to the Potomac High School Rifle League Air Rifle season with the Annual League Tournament.

Your Robinson Rams took first place in the team event with a record breaking 2340-154x beating our rivals from Woodson High School by 8 points. Pictures are available here.

Our top three shooters on the day were Scott Patterson (2nd overall) 589-39x, Jack Kersey (3rd overall) 588-44x and Sally Reeke 587-38x.


Recap of the second half of the winter season

On January 15, the Rams began the second half of the Potomac High School Rifle League (PHSRL). Our varsity squad defeated West Springfield High School 1169 to 1133 and the junior varsity also won 1149-1114. Our top shooters were Sally Reeke 295-23x, Jack Kersey 293-20x and Grant Benson 292-18x.

In a rare away air rifle match in Bethesda, MD, we defeated the Landon School Bears 1150-992 on January 27. Our top shooters were Scott Patterson 293-18x, Stefan Arseneau 290-15x and Will Walton 288-17x.

The Rams overpowered the Mavericks 1168 to 1015 on January 29 back at the Sills Range . Our top shooters were Scott Patterson 294-16x, Jack Kersey 292-13x and Payton Peppard 291-20x.

In a February 1 match, which was rescheduled from January 8 due to the school weather closing, the team shot down the Washington and Liberty Generals 1166-1057. Our Junior Varsity team also out gunned the Generals with a score of 1157-938. Our top shooters were Jack Kersey 294-22x, Andrew Morris 292-18x, and Scott Patterson 291-19x.

On February 8, the Rams completed the PHSRL regular season with a hard fought win against our neighbors from Lake Braddock with a score of 1173 to 1161. Our top three shooters today were Jack Kersey 296-21x, Sally Reeke 295-19x, and Isaac Vanderhorst 293-20x. You can see some of our Rams in action during the first relay here.

We finished the season in second place with 9 wins and 1 loss, setting the PHSRL league regular season average record at 1165.70.

Congratulations to our athletes; those many weeks of 5 AM practices have paid off!

USAMU Results, January 2020

Our Gold Team competed in the invitation-only US Army Marksmanship Unit Junior Rifle National Championships at Ft Benning, Georgia on January 24-26, 2020.  Overall the team did well but, with some tough competition, the team placed 5th in Smallbore and 7th in Air Rifle.

Jack Kersey took 3rd in Smallbore in the rain with a score of 577-20x and finished 4th in the Smallbore finals.  

Overall Results: https://ct.thecmp.org/app/v1/index.php?do=match&task=edit&tab=results&match=18431

Photo credit @USAMU1956: https://flic.kr/f/2JiXBL

Midseason Recap, December 2019

Robinson had a strong start for the Winter 2019-2020 season of the Potomac High School Rifle League (PHSRL).

In our season opener, we defeated Wakefield High School 1160-1046. Our top shooters were Scott Patterson 296-25x, Jack Kersey 291-18x and Will Walton 290-17x.

We took a tough loss to Woodson HS 1167-1163 on December 12. Our top shooters were Scott Patterson 295-23x, Sally Reeke 292-18x and Will Walton 290-18x. Our Junior Varsity won 1145-1138 for their first win of the year.

On December 14, the team earned their second win of the Potomac High School Rifle League season against Centreville HS by a score of 1169 to 1084. Our top shooters today were Scott Patterson 293-21x, Sally Reeke 293-19x and Jack Kersey 292-18x.

In the final match before the Winter Break, we defeated West Potomac High School 1165-1121 on December 22. This raised our record to 3 wins and 1 loss. Our top shooter was Scott Patterson 299-23x who tied the PHSRL record and set the Robinson team record. Our other top shooters were Isaac Vanderhorst 291-21x and Sally Reeke 289-16x.

Potomac High School Smallbore League Achievement

On May 18, we completed the Potomac High School Rifle League Small Bore season. After all of the results were tallied we ended up with 12 of the 17 league awards.

Congratulations to:

FIRST TEAM: Jack Kersey, Jacob Bzdafka, and Scott Patterson.

SECOND TEAM: Grace Cason, Andrew Morris, Sally Reeke, and Stefan Arseneau.

HONORABLE MENTION: Isaac Vanderhorst, William Walton, Payton Peppard, Grant Benson, and Trevor Hill.