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Even though it came in setback fashion, Morehead State rifle opened its 2020-21 season Friday with a solid showing at Murray State. The Eagles dropped the match 4674-4649 but displayed several personal bests and scored 37 points more in this season opener than the previous season.

The Eagles totaled 2339 in Air Rifle and 2310 in Smallbore. The host Racers nipped the visitors slightly in Smallbore with a 2319 and scored a 2355 on the Air range.

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Morehead State Rifle's Alexa Potts has joined elite company. The recently graduated Potts has been named a First-Team Academic All-American as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

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For the first time in program history, Morehead State Rifle has risen to the pinnacle of the Ohio Valley Conference.

After winning the 2019-20 Smallbore title on Saturday, the Eagles claimed the overall championship on Sunday as the teams competed at UT Martin.

Morehead State fired a 2293 in Smallbore and added a 2350 in Air Rifle on the final day for a winning aggregate of 4643. The Air lineup included all women and was a school standard for an all women's squad. MSU upended perennial champion Murray State, which had won four straight, by nine points.

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Firing a season-best aggregate score, the Morehead State rifle team defeated visiting Georgia Southern 4,667-4,413 Friday at Button Rifle Range.

The Eagles' total included a 2,354 Air Rifle scorecard and a 2,313 Smallbore score. Senior Alexa Potts paced the team on both guns, notching a 594 in Air and a 581 in the Smallbore range. Her 193 standing total was a team high.

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For the first time in program history, Morehead State Rifle has outscored Murray State.

The Eagles bested the perennial OVC favorites and top-five nationally-ranked program by four points in the second annual Kentucky Long Rifle Cup at Kentucky's Barker Hall on Saturday in a match where the teams counted seven shooters in their scores.

Morehead State fired an 8,082 team aggregate to top the Racers by a quartet of points. Host Kentucky scored an 8,200 to win.

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Morehead State rifle opened its 2019-20 season with a home victory over North Georgia Saturday.

The Eagles fashioned scores of 2330 in Air Rifle and 2282 in Smallbore to best the Nighthawks 4612-4572.

Sophomore Amber Schifano shined with a team (and career) high 590 in Air Rifle. She also set a personal best in aggregate score with an 1160. On the Smallbore range, she set her prone career best with a 193.

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It was a monumental year for the Morehead State Rifle program, securing numerous school records and the program's highest-ever national ranking.

The Eagles recently wrapped up the season with senior Brandon Bryer (Smallbore) and junior Alexa Potts (Air Rifle) earning spots in the NCAA Championships. Morehead State finished the year ranked No. 9 in the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association final poll, the highest spot in program history.

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Seniors Siarra Crum and Brandon Bryer each shot combined personal-best totals to lead Morehead State rifle to two more school records Saturday at the NCAA qualifier match at Kentucky.

The Eagles, who still have a chance to potentially earn a berth to the NCAA Rifle Championships, scored a 4674 aggregate total - a school record. That included a school record 2358 in air rifle.

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With junior Alexa Potts' emerging improvement, it seemed only a matter of time before she cemented herself as a record holder in Morehead State rifle history.

Potts' school-record 595 in air rifle today was a key factor in Morehead State rifle's school-record 4,669 aggregate total and another win in a shoulder-to-shoulder match with Jacksonville State. She was five points off a perfect score.

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Led by a school-record smallbore effort, several all-OVC caliber performances and individual school records too, Morehead State rifle completed the 2019 OVC Championships this weekend in second place with a 4,666 aggregate score, just one short of the school overall record.

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Led by a combined personal best-day from junior Alexa Potts, the Morehead State Rifle team opened the 2019 portion of the 2018-19 schedule with a 4,638-4,467 win at Virginia Military Institute Saturday.

The Eagles also topped the VMI women's-only club, which scored a 4,351. The Eagles are now 6-0 in dual matches.

Potts fired a team-best 590 in air and added a 576 in smallbore (tying her career high) for a combined personal-best of 1166. Among her scores were a personal-best in kneeling, at 198 while tying her prone high-water mark of 197.

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Morehead State rifle capped a tremendous weekend by setting school record for smallbore, smallbore standing and overall score and defeating Georgia Southern Saturday at Button Range.

The Eagles' 4,667 total broke the previous mark of 4,659. MSU also edged the old smallbore record by one point, scoring a 2,314 today. The team set the standing mark with a 763.

In addition, freshman Erin Diehl established the school record for standing smallbore with a 194 and topping the previous mark by one.

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Several Morehead State rifle athletes continued to shoot well with personal bests as the team competed at Akron Saturday against the host team and Nebraska.

The Eagles entered the match ranked 12th nationally in the CRCA poll, tied with Akron, while Nebraska was 11th. The teams' best scores of the year were all within one point of each other heading in. MSU finished with a 4,634 total, shooting 2,292 in smallbore and 2,346 in air rifle. Akron claimed the tri-match with a 4,660, while the Cornhuskers shot a 4,654.

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Several personal bests, including personal records in combined score by freshman Katie Frye and junior Alexa Potts, pushed Morehead State Rifle to a 4,635-4,536 victory over visiting UT Martin Saturday at Button Rifle Range.

The Eagles are now 2-0 on the young 2018-19 season.

Frye led the Eagles, and all shooters, on the air rifle range with a 588. She added a 572 smallbore total for a personal record 1160 combined score. Frye also tied her smallbore standing PR with a 186. Potts tied her smallbore personal best with a 576 and fired a 587 in air for a combined 1163.

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Turning in its second highest aggregate score of the season, the nationally-ranked Morehead State Rifle team won its third straight home match, fourth match overall, and second of the weekend over UT Martin Sunday.

The Eagles bested the UTM Mixed Team 4621-4601. The UTM women scored a 4416.

With four of the five in the air rifle starting lineup at 580 or better, the Eagles shot their second best air score of the year at 2331. They totaled a 2290 in smallbore.

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A pair of school records and several personal bests highlighted the Morehead State rifle team's first weekend of action at the Ole Miss and Memphis Open events.

Senior Joe Fischer set the MSU individual combined school record at Mississippi as he fired a 589-air rifle, 583-smallbore scorecard for an 1172 total. Fischer also shattered the school smallbore kneeling record, recording a 199 with 13 center shots. Both records were personal bests too.

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The Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association has awarded its 2016-17 Scholastic All-American honors, and nine Morehead State rifle students are on the prestigious list.

MSU's total on this list has increased from three in 2015 to five in 2016 and now nine in 2017.

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The Morehead State rifle team wrapped up its 2016-17 season Saturday at an NCAA qualifier match against the No. 6-ranked Kentucky Wildcats. Air rifle highlighted the day as eight Eagle shooters hit the 580-or-better mark.

Morehead State finished with a 4,600 aggregate total. MSU shot 4,600 or higher in 10 of its 11 events this season after only registering that milestone three times in 2015-16.

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Even though the Morehead State rifle team fell short against second-ranked Murray State Saturday at home, several shooters established personal bests in the shoulder-to-shoulder matchup.

Murray State, ranked No. 2 in the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association poll, finished with 4,700 to the Eagles' 4,603. The Racers set their school record in air rifle.

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School records fell again Saturday as the Morehead State rifle team defeated North Georgia, 4618-4588, at Button Rifle Range.

The Eagles established the school aggregate and air rifle records, breaking them for the third time just this season.

Freshman Karly Potts was the brightest spot in air competition, shooting a career-best 591. Freshman Jesse Moyer carded a 586, and sophomore Siarra Crum nailed down a 584 in air.

Junior Haley Wilson paced the team in smallbore with a 574, while freshman Sarah Fink tallied a 573.

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Highlighted by five air scores of 580 or better, the Morehead State rifle team narrowly fell at 10th-ranked Mississippi on Saturday. The Eagles dropped the shoulder-to-shoulder match 4,642-4,604.

In air rifle, a trio of freshmen - Karly Potts (586), Sarah Fink (582) and Jesse Moyer (580) - helped the Eagles' cause to a team score of 2,328. Junior Haley Wilson (580) and freshman Alexa Potts (580) also got to the 580-plateau. Junior Dan Hall (579) and sophomore Brandon Bryer (579) were close as well.

Rifle Opens 2016-17 Season with School-record Effort Against VMI

Oct 17, 2016
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Morehead State rifle opened its 2016-17 season in style Saturday, setting school records for aggregate and air rifle totals in defeating Virginia Military Institute.

The Eagles fired an aggregate total of 4,612, eclipsing the previous school standard of 4,607 set at the 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Championships. MSU also nudged off the previous air rifle school record by two points, totaling 2,326. The VMI mixed team finished at 4,501, and the VMI women's squad scored a 4,426.

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The Morehead State rifle team, under the direction of third-year Head Coach Alan Joseph, opens its 2016-17 campaign this weekend with home matches against Virginia Military Institute and Jacksonville State.

MSU entertains VMI at 8 a.m. ET on Saturday in the Button Rifle Ranges, and the match with JSU will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

Morehead State is ranked 17th in the nation in the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association poll. The Eagles also finished last season with five athletes named to the Collegiate Rifle Association's Scholastic All-American team.

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The No. 18 Morehead State rifle team put the finishing touches on its 2015-16 campaign Saturday at an NCAA Qualifier match at Kentucky. MSU fired a 4,572 aggregate total, while the host UK Wildcats finished with a 4,681.

Sophomore Haley Wilson paced the Eagles in air rifle and smallbore, firing a 580 on the air gun and a 574 in smallbore. The season marked the second under Head Coach Alan Joseph.

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Powered by a school record-tying smallbore total, the Morehead State rifle team eclipsed the 4,600 mark for the second time this season, shooting the second best aggregate score in program history Saturday at Jacksonville State.

The Eagles fired a 2,295 smallbore total, and that effort led to a 4,605 aggregate total - just two points shy of the school record set last season at the Ohio Valley Conference Championships. The host Gamecocks won the dual match, notching a 4,638 total.

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Chances are, when many a football or basketball player sits down in a Morehead State classroom, people will notice. Size says a lot.

On the other end of the spectrum, perhaps the most anonymous-looking folks on campus are members of the MSU rifle team. They blend in with the crowd. Make no mistake, though, these Eagles are athletes.

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No. 18 Morehead State Rifle claimed a victory over Virginia Military Institute, 4,594-4,479, at Button Range Saturday while setting a school record in air rifle.

Sophomores Haley Wilson and Dan Hall, paired with freshmen Melanie West and Siarra "CC" Crum, recorded a combined score of 2,324 in air rifle. Wilson led the group with a score of 586, followed by West at 583 (career high), Crum with 580 and Hall finishing it off with a 575. It was the second victory of the year over the Keydets.

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The No. 17 Morehead State Rifle team came up short Sunday to No. 2 Murray State 4,692-4,584, in the Ohio State Buckeye Open at Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range.

Sophomore Haley Wilson led the way for the Eagles, collecting personal-best scores throughout the day. She shot a combined score of 1,166, tying former Eagle Ethan Cole for the MSU aggregate record.

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No. 18 Morehead State rifle team fell to No. 4 Murray State, 4,714-4,587, at Pat Spurgin Rifle Range on Saturday.

The MSU smallbore team score of 2,283 and air rifle score of 2,304 were both season highs, and the aggregate score of 4,587 also marked a season high for the Eagles.

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Morehead State rifle collected its second victory of the young season with a 4,569- 4,503 win over North Georgia at Button Rifle Range Saturday.

Sophomore Joe Fischer had a personal best in combined smallbore and air rifle. He fired a 575 in smallbore to lead all shooters, followed by a 574 in air rifle, for an individual aggregate score of 1,149. Fischer's total score led all shooters on the day.