For The Union Democrat

The second shoot of the year for the California Youth Shooting Sports Association took place on Saturday at the Kingsburg Gun Club in Kingsburg.

In the rookie division, Mother Lode Gun Club Nuggets member Joseph Long tied for first overall, hitting 69 targets on the day. Despite falling short in his shoot-off, Long ended up taking second place and his second straight medal.

In the intermediate entry Level division, two more Nuggets took home medals. Dylan Kappl finished in second place at 93 targets hit out of 100, while teammate Derrick Kroeze was third with an 86.

Three Nuggets found themselves locked in a tie for third place in the intermediate advanced division. Tyler Keith, Cooper Hildebrand, Clayton Ryan, as well as Andrew Warren of Angels Camp, all shot 92s for the day. Ryan would end up pulling ahead after two shoot-offs to secure the third place medal.

For junior varsity, Sonora High shooter Trace Strickland tied for second place with a 94, and won his shoot-off 24-22 to take second. Justin Jones was the high shooter for Summerville High with an 83.

The Varsity division saw Sonora High’s Richie Frates shoot 50 straight targets on his way to tying for first place with two others. Unfortunately, Frates would fall to third place following his shoot-off.

For Summerville, Kyle Harrelson was the high shooter with his 93 out of 100.