Area marksmen thrive at state tournament

Young sportsmen from Humboldt and Southern Coffey County high schools competed at a state clay target shooting tournament over the weekend. SCC brought home a pair of titles in the novice division, while several individual shooters from both schools showed off their marksmanship.


June 24, 2021 - 8:42 AM

Members of Southern Coffey County’s state champion clay target shooting novice team are, from left, Karley Ohl, Josie Weers, Reeston Cox and John Rolf. Rolf was also the state champ in the boys novice division. Courtesy photo

SEDGWICK — Marksmen from Humboldt and Southern Coffey County high schools were in Sedgwick Friday and Saturday for the Kansas State High School Clay Target League’s 2021 State Tournament.

The event drew some of the sharpest shooters around, with participants gunning for clay targets.

There was plenty of individual success among the local schools as well, with SCC’s younger shooters picking up a pair of state titles in the process.

Seventh-grader John Rolf hit 90 targets in winning the novice boys, just ahead of Humboldt’s Carson Peters, who took second with 85.

Meanwhile, SCC’s novice team of Rolf, Cyrus Nickel, Jagger Jacobs, Olivia Christiansen, Emily Christiansen, Lane Brooks, Reeston Cox, Karley Ohl, and Josie Weers won the state championship in the novice division by hitting 386 out of 500 targets.

Wade Gleue, competing in the varsity group, finished in a  three-way tie for second, hitting 98 of 100 targets. He was relegated to fourth via a tiebreaker, utilizing the “reverse run rule,” with higher emphasis given to the shooters who ended the competition with the most consecutive successful hits.

FOR HUMBOLDT, Sophia Barlow took fifth among novice girls, hitting 67 targets.

Humboldt’s Jaryt Hess took eighth among varsity boys, hitting 96 targets.

Full results for both teams follow.


Novice team


2. Carson Peters, 85

(tie) 33. Bryce Culbertson, 64

52. Cooper Woods, 51