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.
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).
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!
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.
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.
We had three teams compete in the American Legion Virginia State Championships on Saturday May4, 2019. Our Gold Team scratched out a hard fought win with a score of 2304-116x by only one point over the second place team who had a score of 2303-123x. Our top shooters were Scott Patterson (586-38x, also top match shooter), Grace Cason (581-31x), and Jack Kersey (577-27x).