Albion clay target club finished 3rd in conference at state meet
High School team also placed 14th out of 46 teams in NYS
Press Release, Orleans County Clay Crushers
The 2022 Orleans County Clay Crusher season has come to an end. This year we had 34 student-athletes registered for the Orleans County Clay Crushers and 11 registered for the Albion High School Clay Target Club.
Practices for trap and sporting clays were held at the Barre Sportsmen’s Club and practices for skeet were held at the Medina Conservation Club. We would like to thank both clubs for hosting or practices!
Our season ended with four major competitions – three for the Scholastic Clay Target Program (Orleans County Clay Crushers) and one for the New York State Clay Target League (Albion High School Clay Target Club).
The SCTP is broken down into 5 categories: Collegiate, Senior/Varsity, Senior/Junior Varsity, Intermediate/Advanced, and Intermediate/Entry. We had student-athletes competing in all five categories.
The first State Championship (Skeet) was held at Victor Rod and Gun Club on June 4. We had six members competing in four of the categories with the top finishers for the Orleans County Clay Crushers being Collegiate – William Gregorie, Senior/Junior Varsity – Kyle Stephens, Intermediate/Advanced – Jonathan Frasier, Intermediate/Entry – Lane Woodworth.
From there the student-athletes traveled to Pathfinder Gun Club in Fulton NY on June 18 for the second State Championship (Trap) where 17 student-athletes from the OCCC competed. Top finishers for Orleans were Collegiate – Mackenzie Donahue, Senior/Varsity – Tommy Fox, Senior/Junior Varsity – Kyle Stephens, Intermediate/Advanced – Zachary Freas, Intermediate/Entry – Dennis Mathes.
Our third and final State Championship for the SCTP was hosted by the North Forest Rod and Gun Club in Lockport on June 25. We had a total of 8 student-athletes participate with Collegiate – William Gregorie, Senior/Junior Varsity – Kyle Stephens, Intermediate/Advanced – Nate Woodworth and Intermediate/Entry – Lane Woodworth.
The Albion High School Clay Target Club competed in the New York State Clay Target League this spring and finished 3rd in their conference. There was a total of 11 student-athletes registered for Albion High School.
On June 26, six student-athletes traveled to the Bridgeport Gun Club in Cicero to compete against 46 other schools in New York State. Albion High School finished 14th with the top student athletes from Albion High School being Varsity – Tommy Fox, Junior Varsity – Kyle Stephens, and Novice – Donovan Braley.
As you can see, we have had quite the season! Thank you to all of the parents, volunteers, and sponsors that make it all possible!