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Albion finishes 3rd in first season in Clay Target League

Provided photo: The newly formed Albion High School Clay Target Club is competing for the first time this in the New York State Clay Target League. Pictured from left include: Gina Fox, Chris Rice (coach), Cole London, Ryan Uderitz (coach), Zac Albright, Drew Caldwell, Mike Donahue (coach), Austin Aman, Shane Hastings, Jordan Boccacci-Phillips, Ryan Krenning (kneeling), Sawyer Braley, Ben Hickman, Austin Furness, Patrick Brien, Alex Rustay, Jacob Fuller, Nick Sacco, Jeff Atwell (coach) Tim Brien (coach). Missing from photo: Jessica Fox, James Hapeman, Max Hapeman and Will Trembley.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 31 May 2019 at 1:05 pm

ALBION – The Albion High School Clay Target Club just finished its spring season and finished third out of eight teams. Albion is in a conference with South Seneca High School, Midlakes, Marcus Whitman, Holley, Caledonia/Mumford, Iroquois and North Collins.

“In our inaugural season we did pretty well finishing third,” said Jeff Atwell, one of the coaches. “We had several standout student athletes in our conference.”

Alex Rustay, Patrick Brien, Nicholas Sacco, Sawyer Braley, Ryan Krenning, Shane Hastings and Lacey Standish all finished in the top 25 in the conference. Alex Rustay and Patrick Brien earned All-State Honors finishing in the top 100 out of approximately 1,700 student athletes from all across New York.

The next competition will be the State Championship in Cicero in June followed by the National Championship in Michigan in July.

The spring league officially started April 14 and continued for five weeks. All of the Albion team members participate at the Barre Sportsmen’s Club.

The Albion team competed against other schools that do their trap shooting on their home trap fields. They compare their scores online. Shooters try to hit 50 targets, which are sent out of a machine at 43 miles per hour.

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