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Rugby High School clay target shooters score among top in state

By Sue Sitter - | May 22, 2021

Rugby High School clay target shooters have placed in the top two of more than 80 participants from schools throughout North Dakota according to scores released by the North Dakota State High School Clay Target League May 13.

Rugby High ranks third in Conference 2 for Class 2A schools according to criteria set by the NDHSCTL. Included in the conference with Rugby are Shanley High School, Fargo; Red River High School, Grand Forks; Kindred High School and Nedrose High School.

Rugby High’s Kordell Kraft ranked second among the top 100 shooters in the state, with a 24.25 season average, just behind Brayden Johnson of Grafton High School. Kraft also ranked second among boys in the state.

Rugby’s Monica Yoder ranked first among girls in the state, averaging 22.75 over two weeks. Yoder ranked 15th overall among boys and girls, tying with five other participants.

Full Rugby results were:

Boys: Kraft, second place overall, second place, boys, 24.25; Zach Jaeger, sixth place overall, sixth place, boys, 23.50; Carson Mattern, 15th place overall, 15th place, boys, 22.75; Jenner Johnson, 21st place overall, 20th place, boys, 22.50; Blake Haakenson, 21st place overall, 20th place, boys, 22.50; Colton Metzger, 21st place overall, 20th place, boys, 22.50; Cole Vietz-Reile, 52nd place overall, 21.00; Sawyer Bohl, 52nd place overall, 21.00.

Girls: Yoder, 15th place overall, first place, girls, 22.75; Amber Selensky, 57th place overall, fourth place, girls, 20.75; Emma Dragseth, 21st place, girls, 18.00.

Scores are compiled at individual sessions at the Rugby Gun Club. Participants may shoot targets in one session to score for more than one week, according to rules for the 2021 season, modified to reduce possible exposure to COVID-19.

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