RHS Trap Shooting Team Growing

RHS and RMS students can now participate on the Russell Trap Shooting Team. The team is now open to 7th through 12th graders.
RHS and RMS students can now participate on the Russell Trap Shooting Team. The team is now open to 7th through 12th graders.

The Russell High School trap shooting team has been a hit with students since it began a handful of years ago.

Participant numbers have been good, some have won medals and more importantly, the program has gotten students outdoors. They also have the opportunity to earn college scholarships.

Anyone can compete, whether you play another sport or not, and the team is open to boys and girls. The season is broke up over the fall and spring months - six weeks in the fall and six weeks in the spring with the state tournament held in the spring. Practices are held at LaSada Lodge south of Russell.

Assistant coach Mike McAdoo says the team is expanding into the middle school grade levels this fall and the group will be called Russell Area Youth Outdoors. 7th and 8th grade students at Ruppenthal Middle School in Russell are invited to join the team.

Signup sheets are in the RHS and RMS offices for interested students.

McAdoo says more than 10 middle school students have already signed up and they have 13 students from Russell High School on the team, too.

Interested students need to have a 12 or 20 gauge shotgun, complete a hunter's safety course and pay an entry fee of $35. Shotgun shells, vest and hat are provided.

If you have questions, call McAdoo at 303-994-0927.

The Russell team is coached by Herb Reid. Assistant coaches are McAdoo, Ethan Jones, Steve Karst, Jon Ross and Stuart Young.