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Chargers shooting team reaches 19 students

The Brandon-Evansville youth trap shooting team has seen similar growth to the Alexandria team in only its third year of existence.

The Chargers program is now up to 19 shooters, compared to 11 last season. Brandon-Evansville was first in Conference 2A a year ago and will once again compete at the Class A level after the Minnesota State High School Youth Trap Shooting League made the move to a five-class system to accommodate the more than 6,100 shooters around the state.

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“I think a lot of them are hunters,” Cheryl Gebhardt said. “They just like to be out shooting and safety is always the main thing. I think it’s something they all enjoy and they tell their friends about it.”

Gebhardt is the wife of head coach Dave Gebhardt and the team manager for the Chargers. She said the program also added two students from the West Central Area School District for this season.

“They pick it up quick,” Gebhardt said. “I’m not a shooter myself, but with the coaches and everything, they seem to pick it up fast and absorb it all and do a really great job.”

Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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