Willie Shields of Scotland Neck Best in Shooting Competition, 1883

year 1883

July 12, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 4th page)

–There was some fine shooting done in Halifax yesterday, the 1oth inst. But Scotland Neck, in the person of Willie Shields, did best. There were six entries only. The following is the number of balls broken by the contestants:

A.L. Hassard-Short, – 5

“              “                   – 6

Englehard,                 – 9

“              “                  – 9

Roberson,                   -8

“              “                  – 8

Moore,                    – 10

“              “                 – 8

“              “                 – 8

Shields,                     – 9

“              “               – 10

“              “               – 10

Creech,                     – 9

Shields and Moore divided the first money in proportion of two to one. Englehard, Creech and Shields divided second money. Robertson and Moore divided third money.

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There was also a shooting competition in 1882 with participants with some of the same last names.

 

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