• Kachemak youth shooters take 5 of 12 medals against Anchorage, Valley teams
By Sean Pearson
Seven members of the Kachemak Skeeters Youth Sport-Shooting Club traveled to compete in the Trap Invitational Shoot at Grassridge Shooting range in Wasilla on March 30. The team, ranging in age from eighth to tenth grade, competed against five other teams from Anchorage and the Valley.
“There were 12 medals on the table before the competition, and our kids brought home five of them,” said Skeeters spokesperson Amy Fetterhoff. “We’ve just got some really good shooters on our team.”
According to Fetterhoff. Some of the youth have been participating in the sport for as many as four years, while others just started the sport last year.
Shooter Andy Fetterhoff finished second in the senior varsity competition with a score of 90. (Scores are based on a perfect score of 100 targets.) Homer High School hurdler Connor Seay showed his athletic versatility with a third place finish in the senior varsity category. Seay picked up 87 points.
In junior varsity competition, Elias Graham took first place with a score of 90. Alex Clark picked up 76 points in his third-place finish. Bryce Donich placed third in the Intermediate Division with a score of 67.
Other Skeeter team members include Dakota and Sierra Morris, and the team is coached by Jeff Graham and Ed Murphy.
Amy Fetterhoff said the Kachemak Club is interested in hosting competitions in the Homer/Anchor Point area, but their shooting range at the gravel pit near Black Water Bend is currently inadequate.
“We would love to have some contests down here, but our shooting range is only designed for trap-shooting,” Fetterhoff said. “The competitions include trap, skeet and sporting clays, so all four of our remaining competitions will also have to be at Grassridge.”
The Kachemak Skeeters are tentatively planning their annual Turkey Shoot Fundraiser on June 15. Fetterhoff said much of the funds raised at the shoot will go toward offsetting travel costs.
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