Norway team earns trap shooting championship

From left are members of Norway High School’s championship Michigan Clay Target League team: coach Al Schultz, Erick Schultz, Nick Kleikamp, James Robertson, Zach Gazda, Alex Heigl, coach Cory Heigl and coach Pat Bazan. Not shown is Hunter McCarthy.

NORWAY – Norway High School placed first in its conference in the Michigan State High School Clay Target League.

Competing in Class 1A, Conference 1, the Norway trap shooters posted an average weekly score of 44 points and a season average of 558 points to win the title.

Nick Kleikamp placed first in the conference with the highest overall average.

Conference standing by individual:

— Nick Kleikamp, 1st with a season average 20.7.

— Alex Heigl, 6th with a season average 18.6.

— Zach Gazda, 10th with a season average 17.0.

— Erick Schultz, 12th with a season average 16.5.

— James Robertson, 14th with a season average 16.4.

— Hunter McCarthy, tied for 17th with a season average 15.1.

The USA High School Clay Target League is a division of the USA Clay Target League, a non-profit corporation. The league is the independent provider of clay target shooting sports as an extracurricular co-ed and adaptive activity for high schools and students in sixth through 12th grades. The league’s priority are safety, fun and marksmanship — in that order.

Michigan’s league groups schools by team member size in conferences. Each team competes against all teams within their own conference.

School teams shoot at their local shooting range and submit their scores online to the league.