Casey also enjoys volleyball, and competes virtually year-round in select leagues and also plays beach volleyball during the summer.
Miles, who has been shooting for about three years, fell in love with the sport right away, enjoying the particular rush of doing well.
“My dad took me to 4-H and thought I would like it,” Mindy said. “He used to compete when he was in college.
“Once I got a gun, I got hooked and wanted to shoot more 10’s. It was just a lot of fun, so I stayed with it.”
Though she has had other sports interest in previous years, to focus on her shooting, Mindy opted to forego basketball, this year. Already thinking of future plans, she would like to take the sport to the next step.
“I plan to go to college and be on a rifle team,” Mindy said. “There are only a couple [of universities] in Texas who have teams, TCU and UT-El Paso, but there are several others around the country, and I am working toward getting a scholarship.”
But first on the agenda, for both girls, is to ‘aim small, miss small’ or rather, not miss at all, at the Junior Olympics. Prompting notice now, and in future competitions could well put the plane on course for a straight shot to Rio.