Local youth win junior state trapshoot trophy The junior state trapshoot brought five young sportsmen to Mitchell on Sunday, Aug. 8. By the luck of the draw they would become a team and with a combined score of 447 they would become the South Dakota Junior State Championship Team.
Josh Jorgensen, son of John and Linda Jorgensen of Meckling, is a sophomore at Wakonda High School. Josh has been shooting with the Clay County Sportsmen Gun Club of Vermillion for the past three years. His individual score was 94, which put him in a three-way tie for third place, but he lost in the shoot-off.
His younger brother Matt is a freshman at Wakonda High School and has been shooting for one year. Matt's individual score was 87 and he shot his first 25 straight ever.
Brad Spiner, son of Kenneth and Alicia Spiner of White Lake, is a sophomore at White Lake High School. Brad has been shooting for about three years and shoots at the Mitchell Gun Club. Brad's individual score was 92.
Pete Reimann, son of Rich and Rayma Reimann of Midland, is a junior at Midland High School. Pete has been shooting since age 12 and shoots in Kadoka and Belvidere. Pete's individual score was 86.
Andy Schofield, son of Terry and Linda Schofield of Midland, is a junior at Midland High School. Andy shoots with the Bleeder Gun Club. Andy's individual score was 88.
To honor the achievement of these junior champions, the Clay County Sportsmen Gun Club of Vermillion will hold an honor shoot on Sunday, Sept. 26, beginning at 11 a.m. with practice starting at 10 a.m. The shoot will consist of 50 16-yard targets, 50 doubles and 50 handicap. Brats will be served at the end of the shoot. Everyone is welcome.