Shooters on target at annual state event

The Union Democrat Sports Department

By TAYLOR LUCKIE

For The Union Democrat

STOCKTON-The 2011 California Youth Shooting Sports Association held its inaugural state championship shoot over weekend at the Stockton Gun and Bocce Club.

The Summerville Sporting Club, Sonora High Trap Club, Mother Lode Gun Club Nuggets, the Angels Gun Club and the Calaveras High Trap Club were joined by nine other high school teams to compete in the 2-day event.

The scholastic participants included Del Oro, Woodcreek, Truckee, Granite Bay, De La Salle, Lincoln, Oakmont, Quincy and Roseville high schools.

The amount of schools that are participating is a testament as to how fast trapshooting is growing.

Many of the shooters from the Mother Lode teams had good scores.

"It felt really good, especially since I have been struggling a

little bit lately," said Summerville senior and junior varsity shooter

Kailen Hill who finished with a 144 score out of 200. "It was great to

see all of us come out here and do really well today."

Fellow Summerville athletes and brothers Matt and Robby Roberts finished with scores of 174 and 173, respectively.

In his first year of trapshooting, Mother Lode Gun Club Nugget

Jacob Walker also used the state championship as an opportunity to

shoot his best.

"I'm glad with how well I shot. It was better than I used to shoot," said Walker.

Walker has improved immensely in the four months he has been

shooting trap competitively, and appears to be a future star for the

Sonora High Trap Club. He shot a 178 while Nugget shoters Dylan

Bottemiller shot a 175 and Colton Smith a 173.

The high point of the day for the Nuggets was the second place

trophy the rookie team won, shooting a score of 739 out of 1000.

Squad leader Ian Crauthers also took first in the rookie division with a 169.

As for Sonora, their club saw perennial top-three finisher Zane Hedgpeth have another great weekend at the trap range.

"I did really well, but the next level is just out of my reach" said the junior varsity shooter.

Hedgpeth finished the weekend with a score of 192. Also for Sonora,

Scott Green shot a 185 and Cody Weeks finished with a 178.

The top three scorers for the Calaveras trap club were Austin

Greenough with a 186, Carl Huston with a 183 and Ben Aguilar with a 180.

For the Angels Gun Club, Camden Irish shot a 191, Kris Pohlman a 181, and Wyatt Walraven a 180.

11842798
The Union Democrat
This image is copyrighted.

Reach all of Sonora, Calaveras County, Tuolumne, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, & Jamestown with your items to sell.

Ads appear Online and in Print

View Classifieds Place an Ad

Connect with The Union Democrat

Union Democrat Newsstand

Sunday August 28, 2016

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Today's Edition Take A Tour

More Publications by The Union Democrat

View All Publications
Calaveras High School moving on without a mascot

08/23/2016

Some of the most iconic figures go by only one name. Prince. ... more

Traditional powerhouse wants to get back MLL title

08/23/2016

The last time Calaveras High School played two consecutive seasons without winning ... more

Sonora dominates Oakdale for 1st time in a decade

08/27/2016

The scene was almost surreal. Sonora celebrating after playing Oakdale. Wildcat players ... more

Bears rally to beat Coyotes in Denair

08/27/2016

DENAIR — The first time the Summerville Bears touched the ball and ... more

Sonora hosts 3-way scrimmage Saturday

08/18/2016

An important evaluation process will take place Saturday morning when the Sonora ... more