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  H-N Trapshooters compete in League Championship  
  by Marc Lundeen

The Herman-Norcross Trap Shooting Team competed in the 2016 Minnesota State High School Clay Target League Championship in Alexandria on June 14. Despite nasty weather including two lightning delays and heavy rain, the H-N team shot well.

Although they did not qualify for the Clay Target State Tournament to be held Saturday, June 25 at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake, Minnesota, the team was recognized at Monday’s event as Conference 1A Champions. For the second straight year Aylssa Kjorness achieved Top Gun Female for the conference.

This was our third time competing in the Championship. I’m pleased with the progress our shooters made this season. They worked hard and did their best shooting in miserable conditions. We are very thankful for the support our team received from Donnelly Rod and Gun Club, Evansville Area Sportsmen’s Club, Grant County Shooters, New Horizons and Craig Awsumb with the 9F Club. It would be very difficult for our kids to participate without their generous donations and assistance.

Coach Marc Lundeen and Dave Busenga have worked with 7 – 12 th grade shooters for the past three years. The team has been practicing since April in preparation for the League Championship that attracts more than 200 high school teams and more than 7,000 student athletes.

Coach Busenga was a huge help and I sure appreciate all his shooting experience and advice he was able to share with our team.

For more information on the high school trap shooting league visit www.mnclaytarget.com.

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