KNOXVILLE — Opening the 2014 season, the Newton Trap Team had varsity squads finish ninth and 18th at the trap meet hosted by Knoxville Saturday.
Newton’s high school shooters brought home one medal. Kayla Klein earned the second-place medal for overall female shooter with a score of 37 out of 50 targets.
Klein combined with Jake Huizenga, Eric Hodge, Axel Fruetel and Bryce Romick to claim ninth place. The Cardinal team broke 183 targets out of a possible 250 clay pigeons in competition.
Newton’s other varsity squad of Jake Arrowood, Derek Damman, Matthew Bleakney, Morgan Arrowood and Chase Urias finished 18th. They hit 160 out of 250 targets.
There were 32 five-person squads — varsity and junior varsity — competing in the high school division at the trap meet. Other teams competing were Albia, Centerville, Indianola, Knoxville, Montezuma, North Mahaska, Pella Christian, Pella and Southeast Warren.
Newton’s junior varisty team of Brian Bleakney, Cole Doerring, Colton Kingery, Austin James and Allison Winchell placed 31st, hitting 114 of 250 targets. The other Newton junior varsity shooters competed as individuals, and they were Logan Zaabel, Nathan Tremel, Clay Trotter and Mike Blom.