High School Team News
Caliche and Sterling High Schools Participate in the Inaugural Colorado Clay Target League
Iliff/Sterling, CO – Caliche and Sterling High Schools participated in the inaugural year of the Colorado High School Clay Target League (CHSCTL) with 5 other Colorado high schools. A total of 103 student athletes competed in the 5-week league. Practice began in March with league competition through the end of May. The Logan County Shooting Sports Complex hosted the league teams and supported the athletes with reduced target fees.
Sterling High School placed 1st in Conference 2 with 24 students at the end of the league; Caliche placed 3rd in Conference 1 with 6 students. Included in the top 10 for Conference 1 were: Josh Kokes, Riley Stump, Clayton Funkhouser, Asa Bogie and Haylee Marrick as top female. In Conference 2, Tristan Trahern, Chance Miller, Chase Miller, Colton Shalla and Rachel Rosas placed in the top 10 with Rachel placing 1st female. Colton Shalla and Rachel Rosas each accomplished a perfect round of 25 during the league.
The Colorado State Shoot was held June 9 at Colorado Clays Shooting Park in Brighton. 4 students from Caliche and 14 students from Sterling participated. Sterling High placed 3rd overall in the state shoot competition. Other awards included for Caliche: Asa Bogie, Novice, Clayton Funkhouser, Jr. Varsity, and Riley Stump, Varsity; and for Sterling: Wesley Younger, Novice, Austin James, Varsity, and Chase Miller, Varsity with Rachel Rosas Varsity, 1st Female. Donations by Dick Dixon Real Estate Services, H-R Tire, V-Y Inc., Sterling Energy and private donors provided team shirts and allowed the students to compete at state with registration fees and shotgun shells provided.
Ten volunteer coaches provided training and guidance for a safe, fun and successful first high school league. Kim Krier, Head Coach, said, “I think the students, their parents and the volunteers truly enjoyed participating in the clay target league. We hope it grows in the coming years.”
The CHSCTL is open to students grades 6 through 12 for fall and spring leagues. Introductory meetings will be held in the fall once the league schedule has been set. Announcements will be made at each school for meeting place, date and time.