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Gray Stone Marksmanship claims second YHEC national title

Summer Efird displays the medals she won along with the first runner-up trophy after placing second in the nation at the 2018 YHEC national tournament in Pennsylvania.

Knights earn second, third place overall in individual standings

The Gray Stone Knights marksmanship squad competed at the Mill Cove Environmental Center on the campus of Mansfield University in Pennsylvania.

Under the leadership of head coaches Heath Efird and Hunter Efird, the Knights made it back-to-back national championships, claiming the 2018 title.

The Knights won three of the six individual events competed in the tournament, taking national titles in rifle, wildlife identification and hunter responsbility.

Two Gray Stone shooters finished in the top three individually in the senior division. Summer Efird was second overall while Jack Rummage placed third.

Jack Rumamge placed third overall in the nation at the 2018 YHEC national tournament in Pennsylvania, earning a number of medals.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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