Trap team ends season at state shoot in Alexandria
Sports | Published on July 5, 2021 at 11:31pm EDT | Author: Chad Koenen0
The Henning Hornet trap team recently wrapped up its spring season. The team capped off its season at the state shoot held in Alexandria, Minn., on June 14. The Hornets had a great regular season as they finished as the conference runner up.
“We had a great group of seniors and they shot well all season, they will be missed greatly next year not only for their shooting but their leadership as well. Our underclassmen are showing great strides and improving each time they shoot, with a few of them already ready to fill our seniors’ big shoes. I think the team as a whole had a lot of fun this year.”Henning trap coach Dakota Aeling
This is the Hornets first time placing as a team in the conference since the start of the trap team.
“I’m really proud of this group, they pick each other up and know how to have a lot of fun. It’s easy to do when we get to shoot a bunch! This group earned their hardware this year, adding that plaque to the showcase is something they should all be really proud of,” said Aeling.
This years Hornet trap team included: seniors: Mikayla Leach (first in conference female, 12th in the state female) Jason Haugen (fifth in conference male), Ethan Houselog (ninth in conference male), Rylee Oehrlein, Makena Kenyon (fifth in conference female). Sophomore: Vincent Graham, Noah Roggenkamp, Dominic Campbell. Freshman: Carter Kenyon (25th in conference). Eighth grade: Jack Reinbold. Seventh grade: Josh Larson (15th in conference), Cade Strege, William Schwartz, Jacob Menze. Sixth grade: Luke Schmidt
Alexandria state shoot highlights As a team the Hornets finished 37th out of 70 teams in Class A.
“We had some absences
due to illness and scheduling so I hoped for a little more, but all in all Alex is such a great opportunity for these shooters and we always have a blast down there,” said Aeling on the team’s performance at Alexandria.
Vincent Graham placed 154th in his division, Luke Schmidt 164th, Jack Reinbold 64th, Makena Kenyon 166th, Mikayla Leach 21st, Jason Haugen 94th, Josh Larson 165th, and Carter Kenyon 157th. Mikayla Leach placed second overall for females in her division and added another medal to her display.
Jack Reinbold also shot a 25 straight for one of his four rounds as a personal best.