Medals in marksmanship went to Jackie Conner, Elaine Thompson, Carolyn Muellenschlader, Joyce Freeman, Chris Fournet and Theresa Ringey (from left in photo at left) in the women’s division. Larry Ringey, Joe Thompson and Mike Fournet (center photo) and Don Floyd and Ernie Chemielewski (right photo) won medals among men. (Click photo to enlarge image)
Chris and Mike Fournet, visitors from Lake Charles, were shooting stars May 8 in the NW La. District Senior Olympics marksmanship competition held at Shooters USA.
Chris dominated the 55-59 women’s pistol competition with a score of 83, some 35 points better than the nearest competitor, Joyce Freeman of Shreveport. Mike ran off with the men’s pistols (ages 55-64), posting a solid 192 score. He also breezed the competition in rifle shooting with a 260 score.
The Smiths are regular competitors in the Southwest Louisiana District Senior Olympics.
Allen Smith, defending champion in pistols, was the top local shooter with a 214 score in the 65-69 age bracket.
The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Department again supplied range officers and scorers for the event which ran smoothly with its biggest field ever (17 shooters).
Female 55-59 Chris Fournet (OD) 83 Gold, Joyce Freeman 48 Gold, Theresa Ringey 31 Silver.
65-69 Carolyn Muellenschlader 91 Gold, Elaine Thompson (OD) 90 Silver, Nita White 71 Bronze.
75-Plus Jackie Conner 87 Gold.
55-64 Mike Fournet (OD) 192 Gold, Ernie Chemielewski 120 Gold, Robert Turner 82 Silver.
65-69 Allen Smith 214 Gold, Don Floyd 108 Silver, Larry Ringey 68 Bronze.
70-84 Ray Hutcheson 224, Gold, Ken Howard 70, Silver, Joe Thompson (OD) 56 Bronze.
55-59 Theresa Ringey 91 Gold, Joyce Freeman 17 Silver.
65-69 Elaine Thompson (OD) 42 Gold, Carolyn Muellenschiader 34 Gold.
60-64 Mike Foyurnet (OD) 260, Gold, Ernie Chimielewski 90, Gold.
65-74 Don Floyd 110 Gold, Joe Thompson (OD) 90, Silver, Larry Ringey 80, Silver.
Note—OD indicates out-of-district competitors.