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SHOOTING SPORTS: Perrydale's Colton Moore wins four events at state competition

GRANTS PASS -- In 2012, Colton Moore took part in the Oregon State Sporting Clays Championship, but it didn't go so well.

Colton Moore

Colton Moore

July 23, 2013

GRANTS PASS -- In 2012, Colton Moore took part in the Oregon State Sporting Clays Championship, but it didn't go so well.

"I did it last year, but I didn't win anything," the 14-year-old Perrydale High freshman said.

With the amount of hardware he brought home this year, Moore's shooting touch has certainly improved in the last 12 months.

He won four first-place trophies from the same state clay shooting event -- hosted by Rogue Valley Sporting Clays July 11-13 -- winning the Main Combined E Class, the 5-Stand E Class and the Sub Junior 12-guage shot gun competitions, as well as the 28-guage E Class.

Other prizes included a pocket watch and close to $500.

"I got a longer stock on my gun, and I've just gotten better," Moore, who has been competing for three years, said. "When you can shoot the clays and aim at something, it's fun."

Moore's whole family -- including parents Justin and Kim -- all shoot and are members of Mitchell's Clay Target Sports in Gervais.