Duke's Claybusters

Dukes Claybusters, the Bonners Ferry High School Trap Club, is still leading the Big Sky I Net youth division after the 4th week of competition. Colin Fairchild is tied for the high individual score. The Claybusters had a first this week, with Cassidy Underhill breaking her first 25/25. Congratulations on being the first lady Claybuster shooter to achieve 25×25, with Melanie Campbell and Malia Steffen on her heels with both previously breaking 24x25s. Kamen Nelson also broke a 25×25, Dillon McLeish 24×25, and Wyatt McDonald 24×25, making a total score of 98×100 on the 16-yard competition. A great score turned into the Spokesman-Review Shoot and a 74×75 to the Camas Prairie League Shoot. High Handicap score was 21×25 by Melanie Campbell and Colin Fairchild.

The Bonners Ferry High School Athletic Department and the NRA Trap Coach on January 23 awarded the eligible school trap club members their Varsity Letters and pins for 2020. The awards are for Academic: good grades, Integrity (the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles), and Marksmanship (Shooting at moving targets with accuracy, with an average of 16×25 or better).

On Sunday, we had 12 shooters, with 2 shooting Saturday making 14 adult shooters total. Jason Keate won A-Class with a 44×50, and Dave (Jake) Jacobson won B Class by a countback with 36×50. We had four Annie Oakleys that would have been a lot more fun if it hadn’t been 20 degrees and snowing.

I want to thank Jake for the wood for our stove. Also, Bill B, Ron, Kristie, and Joe Campbell for help too. Thanks again to everyone who has donated time and money to the “Duke’s Claybusters.”

Lonny Jelinek

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