Hempfield Jr Abbie Bache Guns Down WPIAL Rifle Title
By: Bruce Markey
Friday, February 15, 2013 | 11:19 AM
Two days after leading Hempfield to the WPIAL Team Rifle championship, Spartans junior Abbie Bache captured gold in the Individual Finals Thursday afternoon at the Dormont/Mount Lebanon Sportsmens Club in Canonsburg. Bache becomes the second Spartans shooter in a two to win individual rifle gold after former teammate Nicole Metz won it in 2012.
Bache shot a 200-19X with eight center shots to win the title. Trinity's Kayla Huffman beat out McGuffey's Courtney Stiles in a tiebreaker for the silver medal. Both shot a 200-19x with five center shots.
Also qualifying for the state championship at the Frazier Simplex Rifle Club in Washington on Monday were Tyler James Miller of Trinity, Casadi Stainbruck of McGuffey, Melissa Leclair and Scott Kolar of Plum, Brent Morgan and Cassandra Hamilton of Avella and three of Bache Hempfield teammates, Keegan Miller, Kelly O'Neill and Alex Thomas.