In 1989, Allen Jaynes and Ned Lemenager established the Sutter Rifle Team with the 4H group of 15 kids. They practiced once a month with most of the equipment handmade other than the guns, which were not target guns, just old field guns. The team started competing in the 4H championship competition once a year. In about 2000, the high school team was founded. At that time we realized that the team had evolved into a very competitive team with a lot of talent. In 2000 we had 2 members qualify for junior Olympics. The students were Megan Sandiage and Lee Lemenager. Megan came home in 3rd place overall in the Junior Olympics that year. Megan Sandiage was also the first one to receive a division I scholarship to Ole Miss. Over the last 15 years, the SUHS Rifle team has had 18 more high school kids go onto division 1 scholarships, 2 that have PHDs, 3 all Americans, and 14 academic all Americans.
In 2012, the team became the first high school team in the history of the air gun national championship to come home with first place. Over the years we have had at least 25 junior Olympians coming home with at least 7 medals.
The team will be in Ohio on June 20th for the Jr. Air Rifle National Championship.