Kingsland trap team finishes second, several individuals ranked in Top 25

Chad Smith

The Kingsland Knight’s trap team couldn’t hold on to the top spot in the Class 2A, Conference 6 standings, finishing second after the fifth-and-final week of the regular season.

The margin between first and second place came down to 32.5 clay targets. Kingsland finished with a season score of 11,559 to 11,591.5 for conference-winner St. James. It was a two-team race for the top spot as Verndale finished in a distant third place.

The first three weeks of the season saw the Knights outscore St. James by a margin of 403 points to maintain their hold on to first place. The Saints saved their best performances for the final two weeks of the season. They outscored Kingsland over the final two weeks by a combined 435 points to take the spring season conference title.

Nolan Fetterly was the top Kingsland scorer with 49 points. Zach Hauser, Nathan Lund and Austin Stephans each scored 48. Bradley Grabau hit 47 clay targets. Hunter Fabian and Luke Howard each scored 46 points. Emily Miner ended the regular season with a 45. Carleton Corson scored 44. Connor Eickhoff, James Howard, Hunter Jorgenson, Jennifer Knutson and Joshua Warren all hit 42 birds. Patrick Junge, Acelee Kohn, Bret Musel and Thomas Warren all scored 40 points. Noah Mundfrom contributed a 38, Hunter Mundfrom 37 and Renee Lechner hit 36 targets.

Fetterly and Lund tied at No. 2 on the Class 2A, Conference 6 Boys’ Top 25 List with season averages of 23.50. Grabau finished in a tie for fifth at 22.70. Luke Howard (22.40) finished ninth on the list, followed by Fabian (22.30) in the tenth spot. Jorgenson tied for 17th (21.80) and Hauser ended the season in a three-way tie for 25th (21.40).

Miner finished in second place on the Girls’ Top 25 Class 2A, Conference 6 girls’ list with her season average of 21.00. Lechner (18.20) finished the year at No. 8. Lydia Voeltz finished at No. 14 and Knutson wound up 15th on the girls’ Top 25 List.

Junge, Fetterly and Hauser both joined the 25-straight club by finishing one of the two rounds without a miss.