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Eagle River rifle team collects its 3rd straight conference championship

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: November 13
  • Published November 13

Led by Kayla Reifel and Emma Mackenzie, Eagle River captured its third straight Cook Inlet Conference riflery championship in a virtual competition this week.

Reifel was the top shooter with score of 293, which included a perfect score of 100 from the prone position. Mackenzie placed second with a 291 and teammate Abigail Foger was fifth with a 289, giving the Wolves three of the competition’s top five shooters.

It was a close team race, with the top three squads separated by 40 points.

Eagle River’s team of 12 led the way with 3,336 points. The Service Cougars, winners of the CIC regular-season championship, placed second with 3,320 — 16 points behind Eagle River and 24 points ahead of third-place West, which had 3,296.

In individual competition, West High’s Camille Bennett equaled Mackenzie’s score of 291, but Mackenzie won the tiebreaker by virtue of 19 bull’s-eyes. Bennett had 18.

Three other shooters matched Reifel’s perfect score in prone shooting — Hannah Foger of Eagle River, Hailey Hodgin of West and Kylee Wagendorf of South.

Service coach Tom Foust was named coach of the year, and Eagle River claimed the academic award with a team GPA of 3.7.

Team scores

1) Eagle River 3,336; 2) Service 3,320; 3) West 3,296; 4) Dimond 3,210; 5) South 3,084; 6) East 2,536; 7) Chugiak 2,402; 8) Bartlett 1,280.

Top 10 shooters

1) Kayla Reifel, Eagle River 293; 2) Emma Mackenzie, Eagle River 291 (19 bulls); 3) Camille Bennett, West 291 (18 bulls); 4) Gabriela Zych, Service 290; 5) Abigail Foger, Eagle River 289; 6) Sophia Wagner, Dimond 288; 7) Annania Nickerson, Service 287 (18 bulls, 99 kneeling); 8) Kylee Wagendorf, South 287 (18 bulls, 94 kneeling; 9) Colin Ede, East 287 (14 bulls); 10) Matteo Yoon, Service 286.

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