New Hampton trapshooting

Turkey Valley’s Jackson Vsetecka totaled a score of 36 at the Fredericksburg Sportsman’s Club on Monday.
It was a good day for the New Hampton trapshooting team, who competed in a triangular against Waverly-Shell Rock and Turkey Valley at Fredericksburg Sportsman’s Club on Monday.  The Chickasaws dominated, with all three of the top boys and two of the top three girls. The only girl who wasn’t from...
Senior Tanner Jenkins lines up a shot during the New Hampton Invitational.
A frigid morning did not stop the New Hampton trapshooting team from having a successful meet at the Fredericksburg Sportsman’s Club, as they took the top two spots, while Turkey Valley placed third.  Along with having a prosperous day of shooting, the Chickasaws honored each of their 15 seniors...
Natalie Hoey will be one of a host of Chickasaw seniors honored Saturday during the Senior Parent program.
Of all places for a trapshooting meet on one of the windiest days of the season so far, Osage was not the place to be Monday. “It was crazy windy, oh my gosh,” said Chickasaw coach Gayle Poncelet. “The wind always hits you at Osage, but Monday was exceptionally windy.” That led to a conspicuous...
New Hampton’s Tanner Lane fires a shot.
New Hampton had itself a standout day Saturday at the Nashua Invitational trapshooting meet as the Chickasaws’ claimed the team title, had two of the top three boys and two of the top three girls. New Hampton Black won the team title with a 233, three shots better than Osage 1. Charles City I edged...
Already with a perfect score on the season, Turkey Valley’s Kaylie Klimesh earned the top spot among the girls Thursday with her 50.
A cold and rainy day did not stop multiple individuals from the New Hampton and Turkey Valley trapshooting teams from shining.  The Chickasaws owned the second individual boys score, while the Trojans boasted the top girl performance at the Fredericksburg Sportsman Club this past Thursday. “It was...
New Hampton’s trapshooting team kicked off its 2019 season Tuesday by sweeping the top three spots at a meet against St. Ansgar at a wind-swept Mitchell County Trap Range just outside of Osage. “Osage is always windy because it kind of sits on top of a hill,” said Gayle Poncelot, a member of the...
New Hampton’s Tristen Schmidt, who is part of an experienced trapshooting team that opens its season next week, lines up a shot at last year’s state meet in Cedar Falls.
After another successful year of trapshooting last season when New Hampton ended with a top 10 finish at state, Jay Matthews, who is part of what he calls a “team of coaches,” said the team hopes to build on this prosperity heading into 2019. Matthews has always enjoyed trapshooting and...
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,”...

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