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Youth trapshooting competition slated

The Hancock County Young Guns will be competing with 11 other teams from Ohio and Indiana in a nationally-sponsored trapshooting competition on Saturday at Jaqua’s Fine Guns and Gun Club.
Young Guns head coach Louie Scheiderer on Thursday said 274 youths were registered for the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation event, to be held at 900 E. Bigelow Ave. Shooting with five-member teams will begin at 9:30 a.m. and last all day, he said.
Students in grades four through 12 will be competing in various divisions, according to grade level and ability. The foundation will be donating $1,000 toward door prizes and provide $19,000 in endowments to clubs with champions and runners-up.
Rookie teams will shoot 500 clay targets and advanced teams 1,000 targets.
Scheiderer said the endowment funding is particularly welcome because it helps pay for equipment and operational costs.
“My club shoots over $6,000 worth of practice targets each year,” Scheiderer said.
Young Guns was established in 2009 with nine members. It now has 41 participants, seven of them girls, who reside here and as far away as Celina and Perrysburg, Scheiderer said. They practice each week at Jaqua’s and attend several seasonal competitions.
The club is accepting new members. For more information, visit its website at www.hcyg.org.

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