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The Air Rifle team practices and competes IAW the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) rules. The 3 positions include: Prone (laying down), Standing, and Kneeling while shooting on a 10 meter range using authorized .177 caliber pellet air rifles. Competitions are conducted via Shoulder-to-Shoulder (STS) or postal matches. The matches are shot in a 3X10 or 3X20 format with cadets attempting to score as high as possible to a perfect 300 or 600 match. Teams consist of four members with cadets competing for individual and team awards.  Hillgrove's rifle team posted their best ever finish in 2022, finishing 3rd in the State Championship "Sporter" Division. Cadets have the opportunity to attend rifle summer camps to greatly improve their skills as they vie to improve their standing in the state.