Holley’s debut trap shooting team competes at state tourney

Provided photos: The Holley trap shooting team includes, from left: Coach John Waldron, Ethan Tupis, Ethan Waldron, Hunter Cleveland, Alex Penna, Joseph Silpoch, Jacob Silpoch, Triston McFadden, and Coach Doug Baker.

Posted 16 June 2017 at 12:50 pm

Ethan Waldon holds the second-place award the Holley team won for its place during regular season play, while Alexis Penna won for 2nd for “High Gun – Jr. Varsity – Female.”

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HOLLEY – Holley High School’s Trap Shooting Club joined almost 250 other students from 16 other teams in Cicero on June 10 to compete in the New York State Clay Target League’s State Tournament.

Athletes shot two rounds of 50 shells at clay targets that launched from 16 yards in front of them and arced at various angles across their field-of-view.

Participants were grouped as Novice, JV and Varsity, based on how well they scored through the regular season. Holley started its trap shooting team this year. The athletes competed in all three categories.

Despite fielding one of the smallest teams in the league, the Hawks came home with two league honors; one for placing second in their division during regular season play and another to Alexis Penna for placing 2nd in the tournaments’ “High Gun – Jr. Varsity – Female” category.

Despite missing the top spots, other Hawks still placed well in their categories as well.

Athletes send their thanks to the Holley Central School District for their support, the Holley Rod and Gun Club for their sponsorship and to coaches John Waldron and Doug Baker who lead the way in Cicero.

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