Crook County trap shooters place eighth at OSHSCTL state finals
The Crook County High School trap team finished in eighth place in a highly competitive field at the state finals this past weekend.
At the Oregon State High School Clay Target League Conference 1A state championships, which were held Saturday, June 25, in Hillsboro, Rainer finished in first place with a score of 470 out of a possible 500. Yamhill-Carlton finished in second place with 460, while Madras finished in third place with 458. Rounding out the top 10 in the 25-team field were Crane (453), Wallowa (450), Hermiston (449), Douglas (448), Crook County (438), Aloha (437) and West Albany (435).
Crook County was led by Clayton Dill, who placed second high gun in the varsity division after hitting 98 out of a possible 100 targets. He was beaten out only by Tyler Borders of Rainer, who finished with a perfect 100 score to lead the Columbians to a state title.
Aside from Dill, Cash Wells, Jeffrey Schuler and Mason Yancey all finished with scores of 86 to tie for the second-best score on the Cowboy team. The final Crook County shooter to score was Wyatt Deroest with 82, while Brodey Adamson (81) and Owen Clark (79) also competed in the varsity competition. Tristan Sutherlin, meanwhile, scored a 62 in the JV portion of the event.
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