The Hancock trapshooting team closed out the 2019 season at the Class A Trapshooting Championships Monday, June 10, in Alexandria.
All 15 members participated in the championships, coach Bruce Malo said.
Hancock took runner-up in the Class A junior varsity division, which included competition against 30 other schools. Competing for Hancock in the JV division were: Zachary Koehl, Remington Schaefer, Gideon Joos, Jacob Koehl, Jed Feuchtenberger and Eric Nelson.
Zachary Koehl hit 86 targets out of 100 to finish in a tie for 22nd overall, out of nearly 300 male and female participants in the division. Schaefer finished in a tie for 33rd overall after hitting 85 targets. Joos and Jacob Koehl hit 82, Feuchtenberger recorded 78 hits and Nelson finished with 73 targets hit.
In the Class A novice division, Dalton Rose placed eighth overall after hitting 83-out-of-100 targets. His score was good for sixth in the male-only division. Other Hancock shooters competing in the novice division were: Ely Rinkenberger (66), Jared Koehl (65), Toby Messner (58), Logan Metzger (57) and Jackson Koehl (50).
Hancock had three compete at the varsity level. Harrison Zeltwanger shot a perfect score of 25, his first ever, and finished with an 89-out-of-100 in the varsity division. The score was good for a 82nd-place tie out of nearly 300 division participants. Tory Schmidgall shot an 81 while Tyler Timmerman hit 78.
Schmidgall and Zeltwanger graduated with Hancock’s Class of 2019 and the rest of the shooters will be returning next fall.