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Dexter High School team shines at state trap shooting tournament

By Trevor Sullivan

Last Saturday, members of the Michigan State High School League competed in the state tournament at the Michigan Trap Shooting Association grounds in Mason, Michigan. The event featured over 400 students representing their schools in the 1A division.

The Dexter High School team, comprised of students in grades 6-12, secured second place in their conference and received their award during the graduation ceremony. Accepting the team award were Kason Lambert (10th grade), Coach Bill Hoffman and Nicholas Hoffman (10th grade).

Courtesy of Tracy Lambert

Sophomore Kason Lambert excelled by taking 2nd place in the male individual high shooter category in the 1A division. Lambert shot an impressive 99/100 with a reverse run of 92, earning him a 75-point award. His spring league average was 23.50, placing him 3rd on the Dexter team. His outstanding performance resulted in a personal best and a spot on the podium.

Next, the top shooters will compete at the Nationals, again at the Michigan Trap Shooting Association in Mason, July 11-14. Competitors must have a season average of 19 or higher out of 25.

Students in grades 6 and up who are interested in joining Dexter's team can contact the athletic department for more information. Registration is through the High School USA Clay Target League at www.highschool.usaclaytarget.com.

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