Sharp shooters: Colfax High trap team off to a good start

By: Roxie Rice / Special to the Journal
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The Colfax High School trap shooting team recently completed its first of six tournaments this season with the California Youth Shooting Sports Association (CYSSA).

The Falcons placed second in the Division III Series Shoot, finishing just three clays behind winner Summerville (427).

The Colfax team was led by Justin Brott, who hit 94 of 100 clays, and Tanner Turner, who connected on 93 of 100.  

"We are only in our second year as a team," said Colfax coach Ron Edwards. "We have four junior varsity shooters and eleven varsity shooters, and over one-third (six) of our team members are young ladies. The team is doing really well. They compete both individually and as a team so I think we'll see great development this year."

According to Edwards, sophomore Brooke Santos and freshman Taylor Rice are two shooters to watch this season. Both are first-timers.

Santos never shot a gun prior to joining the team in January. Rice is the only freshman.

Both Rice and Santos blasted 23 of 25 clays on their final round in Angels Camp at their recent tournament.

The Falcons are scheduled to compete again on April 6 in Lincoln at Coon Creek for their second Series Shoot.

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