Clay Dusters win Mid-State title
Cole Girtz hit all 50 targets in leading the Park Rapids Clay Dusters to the Mid-State Conference trapshooting title at Wadena on Tuesday, May 15.
Girtz, who was the top gun among males, was followed by Brendan Landstrom's 47. McKenzie Girtz, who was the top gun for females, hit 46 targets while Jack Hensel (45) and Jayden Powers (42) completed Park Rapids' 230 team score. Pequot Lakes was second with a 228.
Park Rapids also won the junior varsity title as Rylie Payne's 44, Sam Meier's 43, Aaron McDonald's 40, Brent Ohm's 40 and Lee Edelman's 39 resulted in a 206 team score.
The Clay Dusters also took first in Week 3 of the Class 2A Conference 5 competition. Park Rapids received 2,382.50 points to easily finish ahead of Rushford-Peterson (1,982.50), Fertile-Beltrami (1,634.50), Eden Valley-Watkins (1,599), Redwood Valley (1,455), Clearbrook-Gonvick (741) and Lakes International Language Academy (501.50).
With two weeks to go, the Clay Dusters top the conference standings with 7,199 points. Rushford-Peterson (5,563) and Redwood Valley (5,095.50) follow.
Cole Girtz continues to top the conference with a 24.75 average while Powers and Landstrom (tied for fourth at 22.83), Hensel (tied for sixth at 22.50), Tayden George and Kaiden Walsh (tied for eighth at 22.33), and Owen Wagner (10th at 22.17) also made the top 10. Jacob Zinniel (tied for 12th at 21.17), Isaac Hoverson (tied for 17th at 20.83), Shawn Ohm (tied for 21st at 20.33) and Cole Bethel (tied for 24th at 19.83) were listed in the top 25.
McKenzie Girtz holds the top spot among females with a 23.17 average while Megan Offerdahl was fourth with a 19.50 average.
Menahga falls to 5th
Menahga finished seventh in Week 3 to fall to fifth place overall in the Class 1A Conference 3 standings.
Menahga scored 289.50 points in Week 3 to trail Fridley (517), Bloomington Kennedy (486.50), Onamia (458), Warren-Alvardo-Oslo (399.50), Climax-Fisher (333.50) and Crosslake Community School (332.50). Fillmore Central (255) and Willow River (168.50) rounded out the nine-team conference.
Fridley leads the conference standings with 1,562.50 points with Bloomington Kennedy (1,379), Warren-Alvarado (1,276.50), Onamia (1,235) and Menahga (1,173) following.
Leading Menahga are Jadon Maaninga (tied for second for males with a 22.00 average) and Melissa Trout (third for females at 17.00).