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Three CHS Trapshooting Team Members Are In Kansas Top Ten
By: Sandra Owen
The CHS Trapshooting Team ended the Fall League with three of its team members placing in the Top 10 of State. There were 495 shooters who participated state-wide in the Kansas State High School Clay Target Fall League.
Kyler Acord, a senior at Chaparral High School, placed as the Top Shooter in the State, 1st place. Kyler averaged a score of 24/25 during the 5-weeks of competition in Fall League. He shot a 50-Straight and four 25-Straights during competition. Kyler also placed 1st among Conference competition out of 191 shooters. Kyler continues to shoot well as he had won High Overall at the State Tournament in June with a perfect score of 75/75.
Scott Owen, an 8th grader at Chaparral High School, placed 7th in State. Scott averaged a score of 23.4 during the 5-weeks of competition. Scott shot one 25-Straight. Scott also placed 2nd in Conference among 191 shooters. Since the 2016 inaugural year of the Kansas State High School Clay Target League, Scott has been the only CHS Trapshooting Team Member who has placed in the State Top 10 all 4 seasons; 2016 Spring League- 10th place, 2016 Fall League- 7th place, 2017 Spring League- 6th place and 2017 Fall League- 7th place.
Slater Blick, a senior at South Barber High School, placed 10th in State. Slater averaged a score of 23.20 during the 5-weeks of competition. He shot two 25-Straights. Slater received 3rd place in Conference among 191 shooters. Slater continues to shoot very well as he placed 3rd at the State Tournament in June with a 72/75.
Congratulations to Kyler, Scott and Slater; nice shooting! Also, congratulations to Coach Sid Burkholder for the coaching and sharing of your skills and love of trapshooting to these young men.
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