VICTORIA - The Jim Wells County 4-H Rifle Team under Coach Eddie Garcia of Ben Bolt is competed Saturday, June 8 at the Texas 4-H State Rifle Contest in Victoria. 

The team placed second at the District 12 4-H Rifle Contest in Benavides in April. The 4-H team members are Ethan Garcia (Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco 4-H), Joseph Saenz (Brush Country 4-H) and James Ruiz (Hoppin’ 4-H). 

The team shoots 20 targets in each of the positions: prone, standing and kneeling positions.  This is the first time in at least 25 years Jim Wells County 4-H has a rifle team compete in the contest. The contest runs three days so the team will know at next week's meeting on how they did.  

The new 4-H year starts in August if there are any youth, third grade and older, interested in joining the shooting sports rifle team, please call the County Extension Office in Jim Wells County at 361-668-5705 ext. 7.