Tigers host to trapshooting meet

From left are Mason Megil, Conner Megil (behind Conner), Hunter Alexander, Taylor Zulkoski and Timmy Baker. Taylor is the lone Viking in the squad of predominant Douglass Bulldogs. 

Shooters from surrounding high school shooting programs came together Saturday in the first Cowley Trapshooting Invitational hosted by Cowley College at DuckCreek in Winfield.

Thirty three competitors from Cowley College, Winfield High School, Cedar Vale/Dexter, Douglass and Wellington district shooting programs took part in

the event.

“It was very exciting to host the event at DuckCreek,” Cowley Trap Club sponsor

Landon West said. “The facilities at DuckCreek are phenomenal and the location is truly beautiful. We couldn’t have imagined better weather for the event, either.”

Competition began at 10 a.m., with groups being pre-squad from the coaches for their first round of 25.

After completion of the first round, students participated in a competitive game of knockout from the 20-yard line.

Cowley’s Jeanie Gage took the prize of two boxes of ammunition.

Christopher Moore of Winfield took the individual men’s title with a 45, one better than teammate Eli Samms, who won a shoot-out with Cedar Vale/Dexter’s Cadon Woods, who led the Spartans in places 3-4-5 with Brody Lennington (43) and Chase Johnson (42).

Taylor Zulkoski of Winfield won the women’s individual title with a 44. Josie Gage of Cedar Vale/Dexter (42) was second, defeating former CVD classmate Jacinda Call of Cowley College (42) in a shoot-out. Cowley’s Emma Speer (41) and Jeanie Gage (37) rounded out the top five.

After a quick lunch, the coaches had a one-round competition for pride.

The second round of 25 then followed for the athletes, with shooters being

squad by their first-round results.

“I feel the re-squad puts additional pressure on the shooters to compete more

head-to-head, knowing their competing against shooters with like-scores,” West said. “All the shooters, I felt, shot well. We had shooters from sixth grade through sophomores at Cowley. No matter the age or gender, everyone competed, and it made for a fun, successful event.”

There were shoot-offs for second place in both men’s and women’s scores. Also,

throughout the day there were two perfect rounds from the athletes.

“It’s really neat to experience a shooter’s perfect round,” West said. “The shooters’ emotions and excitement is undeniable. A special thank you to all that helped make this event a success: Cowley College; ACES Program, Housing, Student Life, Machine Technology Program, Tiger Deli, Athletics and Admissions, Muffin Top Bakery, Arkansas City Parks & Facilities, Great Western Dining, Todd Ray, Powder Valley Inc., DuckCreek and Winfield High School coaches, as well as all the helpers that assisted throughout the day.”


CourierTraveler Sports Editor Joey Sprinkle contributed to this report.

Cowley Trapshooting Invitational

Saturday at DuckCreek, Winfield

Team Scores — 1. Winfield 215; 2. Cedar Vale/Dexter 211; 3. Cowley College 195; 4. Douglass 126; 5. Wellington 86.



Cowley College — 10. Brian Cox 18+22 = 40; 17. Griffin Rogers 19+16 = 35; 18. Seth Gibbs 19+16 = 35; 24. Seth Wichert 14+17 = 31.

Cedar Vale/Dexter — 3. Cadon Woods 24+20 = 44+18; 4. Brody Lennington 20+23 = 43; 5. Chase Johnson 18+24 = 42; 8. Levi McIntire 19 21 = 40; 12. Avery Vaden 20+18 = 38; 16. Olen Brown 16+19 = 35.

Winfield — 1. Christopher Moore 25+20 = 45; 2. Eli Samms 23+21 = 44+19; 6. Wyatt Seacat 21+20 = 41; 7. Hunter Zulkoski 20+21 = 41; 9. Kale Madrigal 20+20 = 40; 11. Devon Johnson 18+21 = 39; 13. Hunter Prichard 15+22 = 37; 14. Chase Barg 19+18 = 37; 21. Davis Murphy 17+16 = 33; 22. Jerett Ingram 16+17 = 33; 28. Jaden Wood 13+11 = 24.



Cowley College — 3. Jacinda Call 21+21 = 42+22; 4. Emma Speer 20+21 = 41; 5. Jeanie Gage 18+19 = 37.

Cedar Vale/Dexter — 2. Josie Gage 18+24 = 42+25.

Winfield — 1. Taylor Zulkoski 23+21 = 44.

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