Bolivar-Richburg trap shooters

The 2019 Bolivar-Richburg Central School trapshooting team includes (front and center) team mascot Gracie French; first row (from left), Jake Blouvet, Nate Sortore, William French (co-captain), Elliott Fisher, Cooper Hosley, Zoe Dieter, Ana Sortore, Jacob Golden, Owen Neudeck and Nick Sortore; second row (from left), school liaison Charlie Winchell, coach Harold Keech, Owen Vennard, Duke Cornelius, David Baldwin, Austin Ritchie, coach Derek Opferbeck, coach Kurt Ireland, Charis Ruxton (co-captain), Eli Legacy, staffers Jessica French, Sharon Pounds, Tim Pounds, coach Dave Myers and coach Jon Reitz; and third row (from left) Daniel Baldwin and Aaron Cummins. Not pictured are Seth Brisky, Jason Chind, Madison Cowles, Dennis Deck, Luke Hint, Anna Kerr, Jianna Nix, Claire Pangburn, Mark Pangburn, Isaac Scott, Jaedyn Shields, Colten Studley and Seth Yates.

RICHBURG — The 2019 Bolivar-Richburg Central School trapshooting team again emerged as 2019 Southern Tier Scholastic Youth Trapshooting League (STSYTL) eastern conference champions.

The BRCS team broke an all-time league record with 193 broken targets out of 200, surpassing the old record by four targets on April 23.

Perfect scores of 25-straight were posted by Owen Neudeck, Duke Cornelius and William French during their title match against eastern conference runner-up Otto-Eldred April 28 at the Richburg Rod & Gun Club.

The BRCS total for the season was 1,078 broken targets out of a possible 1,200. It was the second consecutive and fourth eastern conference youth trapshooting title in the past six years for the BRCS team.

Despite its many accomplishments, firearm safety remains its top priority, according to team leaders.

The team thanks the Bolivar-Richburg Central School, the Richburg Rod & Gun Club, Friends of the NRA, the shooting league and many contributing service organizations and sponsors.