There is a long silence, nearly silent enough for a pin drop to be heard, and suddenly a loud crack is heard followed by silence again. This is not a western film. This is a regular practice for a Rifle Team.
The Lee County High School JROTC Rifle Team has traditionally been one of the best rifle teams in the Carolinas for quite a few years. Firing a rifle is a very athletic and mental sport requiring precision and focus. Safety is also a necessity when dealing with live fire arms--though not as potent as the average fire arm, a safety class must be passed with nothing less than a perfect score in order for a cadet to participate on the Lee County JROTC Rifle Team.
The Rifle Team is not only a highly competitive JROTC athletic team, but also a Varsity Team. To Lee County, this is a living statement, proven by the overwhelming number of trophies and medals we bring home. Some of these prizes come from an overall high score or a highest individual score in one of the three shooting positions: Prone, Standing, and Kneeling.
Led by Rifle Team Commander C/CPT Morgan Long and Rifle Team First Sergeant C/CPT Taylor Forant, the Rifle Team is a highly disciplined and focused sport easily set apart from any other sort of extracurricular activity.
Practice is scheduled weekly for Tuesdays and Thursdays for two relays of cadets. Each cadet has an assigned relay that is posted on the bulletin board in the JROTC hallway and may also attend practice in the place of a cadet who is absent from the practice. Practice starts at 3:15 P.M., after school at the rifle range behind the home side of the football stadium, and ends at 5:00 P.M.
For more information and answers to questions, contact LTC (Ret) William Oriet at
Phone: 1-(919)-776-7541 ext: 4310