ORWELL — The Grand Valley trap shooting team is headed for the state championships this weekend.
Tim Spangler started the team three years ago and has been pleasantly surprised at the shooters’ improvement during the 2022 season.
Spangler’s team is connected to Grand Valley High School as a club sport, but also includes students from Kenston and Jefferson high schools. He said there were 26 competitors this year from the three schools, and the students improved a lot.
Spangler said the students from Kenston and Jefferson are able to compete because there schools do not have a team. He added 15 of the students are from GV, six from Kenston and five from Jefferson.
Twenty one shooters are scheduled to leave today for practice and then full competition on Saturday, Spangler said.
The team began practicing together in March, but some of the participants were out working on their skills in February with snow on the ground, Spangler said.
There were five league matches during