Albion varsity trap shooting finishes 9th out of 65 teams at state meet

Staff Reports Posted 1 July 2019 at 1:58 pm

Provided photos: The Albion High School Clay Target Club includes, from left: Ben Hickman, Zac Albright, Mike Donahue (coach) Patrick Brien, Jordan Boccacci-Phillips, Max Hapeman, James Hapeman, Alex Rustay, Jeff Atwell (coach) Nick Sacco, Tim Brien (coach) Shane Hastings, Austin Aman, Lacey Standish, and Ryan Uderitz (coach). Missing from the photo are Chris Rice (coach), Eli Pask and Cole London.

Alex Rustay, left, and Nick Sacco were the top scorers for Albion in the state competition.

ALBION –  The Albion High School Clay Target Club participated in the Clay Target Leagues New York State Championship in Cicero on Sunday.

There were 76 schools (950 student athletes) from across the state represented at the event.  Albion’s varsity team of Alex Rustay, Patrick Brien, Nick Sacco, Zac Albright and Shane Hastings finished 9th overall out of 65 teams.

Patrick Brien and Alex Rustay both received All-State honors for finishing in the top 100 in the entire league (1,700 student athletes).

Alex Rustay was tied for 5th with a score of 96 out of 100. Nick Sacco was tied for 13th with a 94 out of 100. Patrick Brien was tied for 30th with a 92 out of 100. They are all seniors this year.

Alex Rustay shot a perfect round at the event 25 out of 25 (25 straight) and Nick shot back-to-back perfect rounds for 50 out of 50 (50 straight) at the event.

This was the first year Albion High School participated in the New York State Clay Target League.

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