Alaska Marksmanship Team Heads to National Finals

Several Fairbanks area high school rifle shooters who formed a club team now find themselves vying for the sport's national championship.

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by Associated Press

FAIRBANKS- Several Fairbanks area high school rifle shooters who formed a club team now find themselves vying for the sport's national championship.

The five active members of the Midnight Sun Sharpshooters will be competing for the Civilian Marksmanship Program finals in Anniston, Ala., in July.

The team finished with the highest score in the country in qualifying rounds.

Team member Kasey Barnes is also the Alaska state champion in marksmanship.

The team is fundraising in advance of its trip to Alabama.