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HHS trap shooting team moves up to second place

The trap team finished the season by moving into second place out of eight teams in Class 9A Conference 2 with 91,471 points. For this accomplishment, the league will present the team with a conference second-place trophy at the state championship in Alexandria, Minn. The last two weeks saw some great shooting and were within 100 points of the team that had been in second place all season. The Raiders were preceded by Lakeville South in first (96,612.5 points) and followed by Northfield falling into third (84,599.5 points).

The following athletes placed in the conference top 25 by gender: males Ben Route (23.70), Cody Wagner (23.10) and Colton Cassidy (22.60); and females Nicolle Bond (18.50), Caitlyn Wagner (18.40), Jenna Anderson (18.10), McKayla Kielas (17.90), Ana Spinler (17.80), Alana Kielas (17.60), and Elli Walker (17.50).

The skeet team held their season-long third-place standing out of five teams in Class 1A Conference 4 with 2,189.5 points preceded by Wayzata in first (2,678 points) and Lakeville South in second (2,646 points).

Dylan Chamberlain (22.40), a graduating senior placed in the overall top 10 and conference top 10 by gender and female Kiera McBeath (14.70) placed in the conference top 10 by gender.

The following were straight 25 shooters for final competition week five: Tanner Kordosky, Ben Route, Luke McNamara, Dawson Hobbs, Riley Trenary and Cody Wagner. Finishing the competition season extra strong by shooting a straight 50 were Tanner Kordosky and Ben Route.

Ben Route placed in the top 100 overall with a 23.70 average. This qualifies him to participate in the Minnesota State High School League State Trap Tournament shooting against the top 100 shooters in the state June 24 at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake, Minn.

Three weeks of practice are left before the state trap and skeet shooting competitions are held June 20, 24 and 25. Many shooters are new to the team this year, however they are shooting extremely well for first-year shooters. With time to practice, many good things are expected to come out of state.

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a sports reporter and general assignment reporter at the Hastings Star Gazette. He is a journalism graduate of Drake University.

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