Brandon Ellickson

Senior Brandon Ellickson hit 44 of 50 targets during the Clippers’ second practice round, held at the Caribou Gun Club near Le Sueur Wednesday. (Richard Rohlfing/Le Center Leader)

Practice week two was a bit cold and windy for the Cleveland trap team Wednesday, but Brandon Ellickson, a senior, led all shooters, only missing six targets for a solid 44.

The score was one more than his average over the five competition weeks last year, when he was the Clippers’ top marksman.

Nick VanSickle had the second highest practice week two score, a 38. Ben Miller shot a 37, and Parker Bonogofsky, Jackson Gibbs and Brett Klassen each knocked down 36 targets.

Matthew Brenke shot a 35, and Simon Kortuem scored a 34. Top female shooter Gillian Baumgartner blew apart a 32 clay discs as did Michal Sullivan.

Freshman Cade Kriha hit 31 targets, and senior Evan Koppelman shot a 30. Cody Germscheid scored a 29, Caleb Hankins and Kyle Pope each shot a 28, and Jackson Meyer and Gabbi Wenker hit 25. Martin Gibbs, Amelia Tauer and Gabriel Sullivan each scored a 23. Francesca Fonseca hit 21 targets.

Dakota Alitz hit 15, Jack Schloesser hit 14, Koby Gens connected with nine targets, and Dylan Zimmerman scored an eight.

Last week several of junior and senior shooters didn’t shoot as they were on a band trip. Some also missed the second practice round as well. Reserve week, when the score is only used if the shooter misses a future week of shooting, is next Wednesday.

Reach Sports Editor Pat Beck at 931-8566 or follow him on @SPHSportsPat.

St. Peter Herald Sports Editor covers St. Peter, Cleveland, Le Center, Le Sueur-Henderson and Tri-City United and Gustavus Adolphus College. Fishing, tennis and golf enthusiast

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