Trap shooting starts Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday evenings at 5:00 p.m. Trap is open to the public. New shooters are welcome. Instructors are always on site to assist new shooters. Loner guns are available and ammo is on sale.
The California Youth Shooting Sports Association held the first of two consecutive events at the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center on Saturday. Windy conditions and high temperatures hindered the shooters throughout the day.
In the Rookie division, Mother Lode Gun Club Nugget Joseph Long took first place while hitting 68 targets out of 100. It was Long's fourth straight placement in the top five. Teammates Jace Jones and Brock Matlock were right behind him in second and third place, shooting 63 and 56, respectively.
Two more Nuggets took first and second in the Intermediate Entry Level division. Joshua Reese shot and 84, while Dylan Kappl hit 83. Another Nugget, Jayden Howard, was fourth with a 77.
In the Intermediate Advanced division, Nugget Carson Cooper took first place by two targets, beating Amador's Michael Martinez 96-94. Teammate Clayton Ryan was third with an 88, and Corey Ketchum took fifth with 85.
While no area shooters placed in the Junior Varsity division, Sonora's Trace Strickland was fourth with an 89, and Summerville's Traver Grandbois finished in fifth with a score of 88.
Sonora High's Craig Amos tied for first place at 97, but would have to settle for second after losing in his shoot-off by one target. For Summerville, Kyle Harrelson was high shooter with an 86, including 50 in the second half of the day.
The California Youth Shooting Sports Association travelled to Stockton, CA for the third shoot of the 2018 season. Shooters braved cold temperatures and 20 mph winds during the event.
In the Rookie division, Mother Lode Gun Club Nugget shooter Joseph Long took third place overall, hitting 74 out of a possible 100 targets. His teammate Everett Taylor was not far behind, in sixth with a 69.
Two more Nuggets finished back to back in the Intermediate Entry Level division. Dylan Kappl was third with an 89, and Joshua Reese finished fourth with an 87.
In the Intermediate Advanced division, Nugget Corey Ketchum achieved a personal best as he shot a 90 out of 100 and finished sixth. Ketchum also shot 25 straight targets for the first time.
In the Junior Varsity division, Sonora High’s Trace Strickland shot a 92, while Justin Jones finished with 78 targets hit for Summerville.
The Varsity division saw a crowded top of the pack, with Sonora’s Taylor Anderson and Evan Hatler both tying for eleventh place despite stellar scores of 96. Summerville’s Josh Kappl was one target behind them at 95, but tied for twentieth. Kappl also shot 50 straight for the first time.
The second shoot of the year for the California Youth Shooting Sports Association took place on Saturday at the Kingsburg Gun Club in Kingsburg, CA
In the Rookie division, Mother Lode Gun Club Nuggets 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 92’s 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.
The California Youth Shooting Sports Association kicked off its 2018 season Saturday in Newman, CA. The cold day saw shooters from Tuolumne County join the nearly 150 competitors for the event.
In the Rookie division, Mother Lode Gun Club Nugget Joseph Long took second place after breaking 72 out of 100 targets. It was the 10 year old’s first ever time competing in trapshooting.
The Intermediate Entry Level division saw Nuggets Dylan Kappl and Peyton Wearin take second and third place, shooting a 90 and an 86, respectively.
One more Nugget saw the podium in the Intermediate Advanced division, with Nick Walker finishing in second with a score of 94. Teammate Carson Cooper was right behind him in fourth with a 92.
Sonora High’s Trace Strickland took second place for Junior Varsity, finishing with 96 targets hit for the day, including 50 straight without missing.
In the Varsity division, Sonora High’s Taylor Anderson took first place while shooting a perfect 100 out of 100. The high shooter for Summerville was Brennan Dibble with a 95.