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Area trap shooters all over the spring season leaderboard

Brandon-Evansville puts together season loaded with top-end talent on the trap range.

Alexandria's Devin Dummer takes aim during one of his rounds at the Alexandria Shooting Park in the 2021 season. Dummer finished the five-week competition season as one of the top-100 shooters in the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League with an average of 23.7 out of a possible 25. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League recently posted its results from its five-week competitive season , and Douglas County area teams have some of the top shooters in the state again this year.

KayLynn Sieber of Marshall was the No. 1 individual shooter in Minnesota. She averaged a 24.8 out of 25, missing just two clays all season to beat out more than 10,000 other student-athletes for that top honor.

Alexandria’s Erik Knight posted a 24.3 overall average and was the top male shooter in the Cardinals’ Class 7A, Conference 2. Alexandria won the conference team standings with a total of 49,029.5 points through the five weeks.

Brandon-Evansville did the same in winning Conference 3 in Class 3A. The Chargers finished with a team score of 15,368.5. Mabel-Canton High School was second with 14,951 points.
The Chargers had the three top male shooters in the league. Braydon Englund was first in the conference with a 24.6 average. Kyle Schaffran (24.4) and Chase Holtberg (24.4) were right behind him to round out the top three.

Minnewaska’s Dustin Peterson was the top male shooter in Conference 5 out of Class 3A with a 24.2 average. His teammate, Haley Murken, was the second best female shooter by average in the conference with a 23.2.


Alexandria’s Devin Dummer joined Knight in being one of the top-100 shooters in the state by average after he busted 23.7 per round, good for a tie for 74th.

Brandon-Evansville’s Spencer Olson (24.3), Riley Bitzan (24.0) and Hunter Koep (23.8) joined Englund, Holtberg and Schaffran in the top 100.

Trap shooters in the league now have their sights set on the championship event being hosted in Alexandria June 14-22. Novice, junior varsity and varsity athletes will test themselves against others in their same division and program size during the nine-day event.

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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