County 7 Clay Busters third at state
TORRINGTON – On Saturday, June 24, kids from 15 schools from around the state of Wyoming converged on the Goshen County Sportsman Club for the Wyoming State High School Clay Target League State Championships.
When the smoke cleared, it was Cheyenne East High School taking the state championship with a team score of 472. Wheatland was second with 451, while the County 7 Clay Busters were third with 449.
Other teams taking part in the event included Buffalo, Burns, Campbell County, Hulett, Lyman, Niobrara County, Pine Bluffs, Riverside, Sundance, Thunder Basin, Upton and Wright.
The trio of William Knowlton, Remington Matson and Brett Gara led the team in the varsity male division. All three finished the day with 91 to finish tied for ninth.
Lillian Jurek led the junior varsity female division with a 13th-place finish with a score of 55, while in the novice division, Boden Prall placed fifth with 74 and Gaige McFarlin tied for sixth with 73.
Brett Gara, Remington Mathson and Connor Moody were the only trio from the County 7 Clay Busters to hit 25 straight.
On a day when the wind increased throughout the day, only Bryce Humphrey of Cheyenne East reached 50 straight.
Results (Goshen County competitors only)
Trap high gun ñ varsity male
T9. William Knowlton 91
T9. Remington Mathson 91
T9. Brett Gara 91
T22. Zach Jurek 88
T22. Connor Moody 88
T33. Lucas Gara 83
T35. Brayden Frazier 81
56. Mateo Correa 62
Trap high gun ñ JV male
T39. Remington Hansen 66
T42. Colter McFarlin 65
Trap high gun ñ JV female
13. Lillian Jurek 55
Trap high gun ñ novice male
5. Boden Prall 74
T6. Gaige McFarlin 73
T14. Wyatt Heilbrun 66