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TRAP SHOOTING: Jacks trap team opens season

The Bemidji High School trap team took second place at the Cardinal Invitational at the Alexandria Shooting Park on Saturday, Sept. 29. Pictured are the Lumberjacks’ five scorers at the meet (left to right): Brandon Morris, Taylor Kehoe, Nic Geiger, Kiah Martinson and Kaiden Amundson. (Submitted Photo)1 / 2
Bemidji High School’s Nic Geiger and Kiah Martinson earned high gun honors at the Cardinal Invitational in Alexandria on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Alexandria Shooting Park. (Submitted Photo)2 / 2

ALEXANDRIA -- The Bemidji High School trap shooting team opened the season at the Alexandria Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 29, taking second place at the meet with 475 out of 500 targets broken.

The Lumberjacks tied Park Rapids in targets powdered, but Nic Geiger earned overall high gun honors with 99 out of 100 targets broken to win the team tiebreaker to earn second place behind only Alexandria (480).

Involved in the Jacks scoring were Geiger, Kiah Martinson, Kaiden Amundson, Brandon Morris and Taylor Kehoe.

Martinson locked up the female high gun with a score of 96, while Amundson shot her first straights of 25 and 50 targets. Also securing straights were Geiger (50), Martinson (25) and Ian Ekstrom (25).

After the first week of the trap shooting season, the Lumberjacks sit in fifth place in Conference 16 with 7,469 points, which is made up of the seven largest teams in the state.

Farmington leads the conference with 10,794, followed by Buffalo (10,709), Park High School (8,004), Andover (7,839), Bemidji, Northfield (6,323) and Rocori (5,367).

Bemidji’s Trevor Voss and Annelise Morris are among the top 100 shooters in the state after week one, averaging 24.5 targets per set of 25.

Voss (24.5), Tanner Amundson (23.5) and Nick Peterson (23.5) are among the top 25 for the boys shooters, while Morris, Martinson (23), Allison Lillquist (22.5), Krista Engelmeyer (20.5), Lyla Stout (18) and Kaiden Amundson (17) were in the top 25 on the girls side.

Achieving 25-straights were Voss (2), Geiger, Peterson, Morris, Ekstrom and Avery Gieser.