Trapshooting continues to grow as a high school participant sport in Monte≠video and the state of Minnesota.

Trapshooting continues to grow as a high school participant sport in Monte­video and the state of Minnesota.

Nearly 7,000 students competed in state competition at Alexandria last week, making Minnesota No. 1 in the country for the number of participants. During the spring season, about 10,000 shooters, representing 284 high schools, shot in weekly leagues.

Montevideo sent 30 of its 35 members to state competition, with 10 shooters competing in each of the varsity, junior varsity and novice division.

In the varsity division, Chris Erickson tied for 70th place overall, breaking 89 of 100 clay targets. Corbin Sulflow and Jesse Wamstad tied for 92nd with scores of 87, and Donavon Albers tied for 170th place with a score of 81.

In the junior varsity division, Susannah Wamstad was 12th with a score of 87. Dylan Hiepler was tied for 40th with 83, and Mitchell Anderson tied for 56th with 82.

Trew Evenson had Mon­tevideo’s best score in the novice division, hitting 58 targets to tie for ninth place.

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