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Lexington 2’s Clays Team in competition this weekend

It’s the first year of competition for the Lexington Two Innovation Center Scholastic Clays Team, and not even COVID-19 can put a damper on members’ enthusiasm.

The nine-member team competes as part of the South Carolina Youth Shooting Foundation. Lexington Two’s team competes against public and private schools from around the state, with the next competition scheduled for Saturday, February 20, at Moree’s Sportsman’s Preserve in Society Hill. 

Head Coach David Crossland, a firefighting instructor at the Lexington Two Innovation Center, and Assistant Coach Bernie Adkins, the center’s assistant director, say this weekend’s event is only the team’s second competition. During the first event, the team’s two participating squads placed 12th and 14th out of 30 squads.

“Our team members are excited and feeling confident,” Adkins said of this weekend’s Society Hill event. 

Lexington Two’s team members are Thomas Osmer, Jack Sox, Mac McIver, Judd Hughes, Eric Young, Alaina Crandal, Parker Libbey, Grant Robinett and Briar Gates.

 “We are still learning the ropes of competing in this sport and are having fun, with safety being our number one priority,” ” Adkins added.

The South Carolina Youth Shooting Foundation is offering five competitions this school year.

Team member Thomas Osmer, during an earlier competition in Clinton, as one of the coaches observes.