On June 25, the Newberry Clay Crushers participated in the State Trapshooting Championship in Mason, Michigan.

Out of a total of 110 shooters in the JV competition, the following individuals placed:

—Evan Lustila —15th place (186/200)

—Sophia Johnson —17th place

—Spencer Neeb —54th (172/200)

—Hunter Cameron —60th (168/200)

—Dakota Taylor —77th (159/200)

Logan Lusk placed 15th out of 76 shooters in the Intermediate category shooting 172/200. Gracie Johnson shot 147/200 in the Intermediate Advanced category earning her 38th place.

In the High Overall Leaderboard, Sophia Johnson placed out of 400 shooters in the female division shooting 186/200.

The team is coached by Art Green, Randy Kerr, Kyle Edwards, and Eric LaRoue, who spend many hours helping these shooters hone their skills in preparation for this competition. Additionally, many thanks go to parents and grandparents who help get these kids to the weekly practices, which is so important in helping the shooters perfect their skills.

“This is a great sport for children, and we’d love to see attendance in the Clay Crushers grow,” says coach Art Green. Anyone interested in joining the Clay crushers is encouraged to contact one of the coaches.

Newberry can be proud of these young adults for all of the hard work and dedication they put into this sport. They represented Newberry well in championship displaying true sportsmanship and respect for fellow competitors.