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Truckee High trapshooting team nearing end of successful season

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Submitted photoThe Truckee High trapshooting team, front row from left to right, are Jack Clark, Samantha Aubrey, Brooke Gendreau, Ben Avery, Quad Andrews, Wynter Lim, Dax Motarex, Gregory Engler and coach Sam Aubrey. The the back row are Joe Foster, Jamin Parker, coach Dick Hadsel, Tawnya Curtis, advisor James Driscoll, Jon Friesen, coach Tobe Stone and Wyatt Turner. Fiona Delforge, Savannah Clark, Jason Smith, Shay Bridi and Luke Kirsch are not pictured.
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The Truckee High trapshooting team is well into its third season with 19 students participating on junior varsity and varsity squads.The team has already recorded a number of quality results at competitions this past season, including a second-place and third-place varsity finish by team captain Jon Friesen.The season will culminate with the California State Championships, to be held in Stockton the second week of June.The team is led by coach Tobe Stone, Dick Hadsel, Sam Aubrey and Truckee High advisor James Driscoll.The team belongs to the California Youth Shooting Sports Association (CYSSA). The associationandamp;#8217;s youth development program focuses on providing young people with a positive experience in the sport of trapshooting. It also promotes safety, good sportsmanship, individual responsibility, self-discipline, positive academic progress and personal commitment.Trapshooting is a growing sport for California high schools and the CYSSA boasts a membership of more than 900 young men and women who compete equally in competition.Last year the Truckee team ranked third in the league.The team practices at Capitol City Gun Club in Carson City and travels throughout Northern California to participate in competitions.A milestone for any beginner trap shooter is shooting his or her andamp;#8220;First 25 Straightandamp;#8221; targets. Recently, team members Fiona Delforge, Savannah Clark and Dax Motarex achieved this milestone with other team members not far behind.The Truckee team is consistently improving with practice and competitive experience and is expected to do well at the upcoming state shoot.andamp;#8212; This article was submitted to swright@sierrasun.com.


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