TRAP SHOOTING: Marshall trap shooting team takes third at state competition

Photo courtesy of Marshall Trap Shooting Marshall’s Nolan Meyer poses for a photo after placing second in the JV male state trap shooting competition Sunday with a 94 out of 100.

MARSHALL – The Marshall trap shooting team took third place in Class 7A at the State trap shoot competition in Alexandria earlier this week.

Marshall was represented by a team of 50 young men and women in the Varsity, Jr. Varsity and Novice classes. In squads of five, the team racked up impressive numbers and ended the day scoring 484 out of 500 to take third in the conference. With these scores, the Tigers team made the cut for the State Invitational in Prior Lake.

By the numbers Marshall had three straight 50’s from Nick Atcher, Karter DeSmet, and Derrick Van Overbeke and 14 straight 25’s.

Marshall coach Don Atcher said he’s extremely pleased with his team’s effort and how they persevered through the tough weather.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better group of kids,” said coach Atcher. “Everyone contributed to the success of the team by persevering through the rain, wind and trying conditions.”

Individually, Nolan Meyer took second place in JV male with 94 out of 100.

The squad heads to the state invitational on Friday. Representing the MHS Clay Target team is Karter DeSmet, Derrick Van Overbeke, Nick Atcher, Andrew Mulso, and Eric Leach.

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