Merrill Bluejay Trap Team is aiming high and shooting for Conference
Scores for the first five weeks now available.
TINA L. SCOTT
Varsity: Five weeks of results
Merrill Bluejays’ high scorers against the Tomahawk Claybusters Varsity Trap Team on April 20 were Cameron Stadler and Cole Randall with 24 points each.
On April 27, Varsity Bluejay high scorers against the Antigo Red Robins Varsity Trap Team were Jordan Smukowski with a perfect 25 and then four Varsity shooters who each had scores of 22: Louis Blum, Brindelyn Eternicka, Camryn Schulz, and Cameron Stadler.
Results are now in for the first few games of the Varsity Trap season and the winners of the meets have been released:
Week 1: Merrill Bluejays lost to Rhinelander High School with a team score of 108-113.
Week 2: Merrill Bluejays lost against Mosinee Trap Team when both teams scored 117 each, but Mosinee took the match with 47 Reverse Runs to Merrill’s 23.
Week 3: Merrill Bluejays won against Lakeland Union High School with a score of 117-115.
Week 4: Merrill Bluejays won against Tomahawk Claybusters with a score of 114-97.
Week 5: Merrill Bluejays won against Antigo Red Robins with a score of 113-102.
As of the end of Week 4 (all scores haven’t yet been entered for Week 5), four Merrill Varsity shooters were in the top five shooters for the entire Conference. Jordan Smukowski (117), Cameron Stadler (116), Camryn Schulz (112), and Cole Randall (108), were in first, second, third, and fifth places in the Conference respectively.
The Merrill Bluejay Trap Team includes shooters in four levels, from grades 6-12. On April 20, shooting against Tomahawk, the Bluejays won at all levels (Entry, Intermediate, JV and Varsity). Some of the shooters at the JV, Intermediate, and Entry levels are very good, some with shooting scores that rival some of the Varsity shooters.
While none of the lower levels have hit a perfect 25 yet, two JV shooters each shot a 24 in previous weeks: Robert Hoff shot a 24 in Week 1, and Hollis Eternicka shot a 24 in Week 3. As of the end of Week 4, four Merrill shooters were in the top five shooters in the Conference at the JV level: Robert Hoff (114), Hollis Eternicka (111), Landon Hipke (102), and Nicholas Kriegel (96), in first, second, third, and fourth places in the Conference, respectively.
As of the end of Week 4, two Merrill shooters were among the top five shooters in the Conference at the Intermediate level: Kevin Wichman (101) and Christopher Holz (98). in second and third places in the Conference, respectively.
As of the end of Week 4, three Merrill shooters were also in the top five shooters in the Conference at the Entry level: Maria Ashbrenner (99), Alex Petrowski (94), and Xander Hanke (87), in first, second, and fourth places in the Conference, respectively
One Entry level and four JV shooters scored 23’s and 22’s shooting against the Antigo Red Robins on April 27: Maria Ashbrenner (Entry Level), and Kati Drury, Landon Hipke, and Robert Hoff (all JV level) all shot 23’s, while Hollis Eternicka (JV) scored a 22.