Hastings Trap and Skeet team moves on to postseason shooting
The trap team was able to hold their first-place lead through all five competition weeks earning them the title of Class 9A Conference 2 champions. The skeet team held third place for Class 2A Conference 2 through all five weeks as well, missing second place by less than seven points.
Simon Kimmes ended the season with a top-100 Trap League average (23.70), qualifying him for the MN State High School Clay Target League All-State team. This earned him a special All-State patch and qualifies him to shoot at the MN State High School League State Tournament in Prior Lake against the top 100 shooters in the State. Jack Caturia ended the season with a top-25 Skeet League average (22.70), earning him the All-State team honor as well. This earned him a special All-State patch. Unfortunately, there is not a MN State High School League State Tournament for skeet. However, per the league Jack has the right to say he's one of the best in the state.
The trap results for competition week five were Hastings in first place with 59,989 points, followed by second-place Lakeville South (54,844.5 points) and third-place Bemidji (50,934.5 points). Trap top-25 season average by conference-males were Simon Kimmes (23.63), Tanner Kordosky (23) and Dawson Hobbs (22.75), and for females Julia Human (21), Jenna Anderson (20.38), Alexandra Dunkel (19.50), Taylor Merritt (19.13), Linsey Ellestad (19), Marissa Miller (18.63), Allana Kielas (18.25) and McKayla Kielas (17.88). Qualifying for trap top-100 overall was Kimmes (23.63).
The skeet results for competition week five were Hastings in third place with 2,205 points, following Lakeville South in first (2,336.5 points) and Prior Lake in second (2,231.5 points). Qualifying for the overall top 10, overall top-25 and conference top-10 season average-males were Caturia (23) and Tanner Kordosky (22.38). Conference top-10 season average females were Allana Kielas (16.88), Sydney Woodward (15.63), Anderson (14.88) and Human (14.50).
The following were straight shooters for competition week five for trap: Devin Swenson, Cody Vieth, Simon Kimmes, Jake Shimota, Harlin Hacken, Allana Kielas and Adam Neisen; and for skeet was Swenson. In state practice No. 1 for trap were Swenson, Aaron Steding, Veith and Kordosky. In state practice No. 2, the trap straight shooters were Kordosky and skeet Garrett Rother and Veith.The team had their final state trap practice on Father's Day (June 17) and the trap team shot