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Claybreakers continue to improve as State approaches

Jenica Giese became the first female member of the Ellsworth Claybreakers team to break into the 40's by shooting 41/50 clay targets in Week 4 of competition. Photo courtesy of Denton Achenbach

End-of-the-school-year stresses have not held the Ellsworth Claybreakers back from improving their clay target shooting scores as the end of their 2018 season continues to close in on them.

Fifteen members of the Claybreakers team shot their personal season-high scores in practice or during Week 4's scoring rounds. Kodi Paider, Ethan White, Emma Florcyk, Kennedy Farrell, Bryce Lunde, John Flynn, John Shingledecker, Peter Olson, Gabe Rosenberry, Paul Neeley, Maverick Turner, Brevin Bundy, Logan Lottman, Gage Johnson and Michael Flynn have all seen their scores improve in the past two weeks.

Jenica Giese made noise on the girls' side in Week 4 of competition by being the first female competitor to break into the 40's in 2018. Giese shattered 41 out of 50 clay targets to lead her teammates.

Zach Nugent edged out his teammates in Week 4's competition by shooting a score of 46/50 clay targets as the Claybreakers' leader on the boys' side. Caleb Linder and Gage Trebil both finished with scores of 45/50. Head coach Denton Achenbach said Kodi Bull and Sawyer Hamilton were both "hot on their heels and consistent" with their matching scores of 42/50.

"Slowly but surely we are building skill and experience for State," Achenbach said.

The Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League's 2018 State Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 9, at the WTA Shooting Complex in Rome, Wisconsin.