New Hampton trapshooting

New Hampton’s Jordan Holthaus reacts after scoring another perfect 50 to go 100-for-100 in the morning shoot at the state trapshooting meet Saturday.
Even before Jordan Holthaus started shooting at the state meet Saturday, he was taking deep breaths. The kind that someone takes that’s trying to get rid of some anxiety.  But after he hit 25 straight targets, then another 25 and another 25, those breaths became deeper and more numerous. “Those...
Devin Orthaus is one of eight Chickasaws to record a 50 in competition this season.
As usual, it was an impressive season for the New Hampton trapshooting team, now down to the final meet of the season — the state competition this coming weekend. The only meet last week was a double shoot at Osage on Memorial Day, with an abbreviated roster competing as only 24 Chickasaws took up...
New Hampton senior Jordan Holthaus gets ready to fire a shot during a recent trapshooting meet.
From time to time — when New Hampton’s trapshooters really get clicking — they will have five squads finish with a score of 200 or better.When Osage came to New Hampton Thursday the Chickasaws upped that number to six.It’s never happened before, according to coach Chuck Stanton. “Not even close,”...
Journey Howe fires a shot during a recent New Hampton trapshooting event.
Even with over eight inches of snow falling in the area Wednesday, the Chickasaw trapshooters were hoping for a meet the next day. A contingent of shovelers, including coach Chuck Stanton, were out clearing the runways when the snow ended.“It might turn into a lake tomorrow,” said Stanton. “We...
One of six Chickasaw seniors scheduled to be honored Saturday at the Chickasaw home trapshooting invite, Will Orthaus led the NH White squad with a 44 last Saturday at Nashua.
New Hampton Red had to compete in a shootoff when the Chickasaw trap team traveled to a five-team meet at Nashua last Saturday. But win or lose, the top squad was going to be from New Hampton. Both NH Red and NH Black finished with a 223, but after the Red squad completed their shootoff — with...
Cam Maas earned a first-place tie when the Chickasaw trapshooters opened their season Thursday.
While the sport schedules of area schools have been decimated by the early spring weather, the New Hampton trapshooters became the first team to kick the season into gear with a meet on Thursday at Boyd. Although not all the teams showed up — Saint Ansgar didn’t brave the mid-30 temps — the...
New Hampton senior Kennady Nie took home both e-league and all-state honors from the state trapshooting meet.
It was just the kind of thing coach Chuck Stanton was worried about, when he found out two weeks ago that the state trapshooting meet format would be changed.Instead of all athletes shooting 100 targets Friday and 100 on Saturday, coaches picked a day and team members shot all 200 that day.Stanton...
New Hampton senior Grant Giesking lines up a shot during a recent trapshooting meet.
While the distractions that come along with prom may have contributed to the first trapshooting squad loss for New Hampton this season at Osage Saturday, coach Chuck Stanton wouldn’t change a thing.  “We had 26 people leave early, so we did some things out of the ordinary,” he said on Sunday. “But...
Joe Jordan hit 47 of the 50 targets as New Hampton was hosting Cedar Falls and Echo Valley Tuesday.
Cedar Falls may be a much larger school, but they don’t have the numbers on their trapshooting squad that New Hampton does.    Or the talent.    The Chickasaws had the top squad in a triangular at home Tuesday, which included Echo Valley, as New Hampton Red put up a very good score of 231, beating...
Zach Heying finished with a season-high 48 for third place in the individual boys’ race Tuesday.
The FFA convention turned the New Hampton trapshooting roster into a piece of swiss cheese as the abbreviated Chickasaw team competed at Nashua Thursday.    But even though 17 students were missing, the remaining crew filled in the holes nicely, still capturing the squad title. New Hampton Red shot...

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