The Lake Breeze Newspaper
|Volume #98, Issue #7
Lake Breeze Newspaper
Andrew Becker, Web Edition Editor
|March 15, 2013
Trap Shooting Team Opens Up Spring Training Sessions
Story by: Nico Menzel
A sport at South open for anybody to join during the upcoming spring season is trap shooting.
“The trap team has deep roots at South High – back in 1975 a group of students took 2nd at State, and the trophy is still in the case by the field house,” South’s coach Gregg Wagner said.
The main idea of the sport is for the shooter to break as many clay targets as possible from five stations. It is a sport with a lot of accuracy, but coach Wagner says thinking hard is a required skill.
“The skills are acquired by practicing, a willingness to learn and to listen to others and to apply what you learn,” Wagner added.
Team member Derek Wagner stated, “Everybody who likes guns will like this sport.”
Freshman Zach Royston encourages everybody to join or at least try.
“If we would have a bigger team, the chance of winning is bigger and it’s fun to be around with the guys,” Royston stated.
Derek Wagner confirms that trap shooting is fun. “It’s lots of fun being around with the great people.”
At this point, the team consists of seven people from South and five people from Farnsworth Middle School. The practices are held at Farmers’ and Sportsmans’ Club 2412 N44th Street, on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m..
As coach Gregg Wagner says, “Practices are not mandatory but highly recommended and we have several options available to fit any schedule.”
Derek Wagner explains, “It is all about the practice. If you practice a lot and you are getting better, the sport is an addiction.”
If the students attend practices frequently, they have a better chance of success at the competitions, held every Saturday morning starting March 3 for 10 weeks, ending at the State tournament in Mayville.
In thinking about what they are looking forward to, sophomore Kyle Banie says, “We’re going to state competition; this is always a nice experience and a lot of fun.”
Coach Wagner welcomes everybody to this sport. “The County League includes over 300 boys and girls from the local high schools and we invite you to either come to the practices and try it, or watch on a Saturday morning.”
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