Members of the Los Alamos Young Guns team who competed in the National Scholastic Clay Target virtual competition were, from left. Alyssa Vigil, Maria Lucero, Chantry Stermer, Coach Mike O’Neill and Sarah Randall. Not pictured are Gavin Robles and Brooke Trujillo. Photo by Barbara Vigil
BY MIKE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Young Guns Coach
The Scholastic Clay Target program held a national event in Ohio July 10-18 but due to COVID-19, many students were unable to travel including members of the Los Alamos Young Guns team based at the Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club. The program offered an alternative way to compete that involved competing at the home range using COVID-19 procedures and submitting the scores online simultaneously for the national event.
Five Los Alamos Young Guns member; Gavin Robles, Brooke Trujillo, Sarah Randall, Alyssa Vigil and Maria Lucero competed at the LASC.
Maria Lucero, competing at Intermediate Entry Level, took 4th place in doubles and 3rd place in handicap, earning a bronze medal.
In Ladies Senior/Junior Varsity, Alyssa Vigil won a gold medal for 1st place in handicap with one of her rounds being her first perfect 25 of 25. She earned a silver medal for 2nd place in trap doubles.
Chantry Stermer was selected to the 2020 All Scholastic Team from shooting scores of 95 percent or better at Scholastic Clay Target Program competitions throughout the year as well as having maintained a 3.0 or greater grade point average and demonstrating outstanding community involvement.
Middle school and high school aged youth are invited to join the Los Alamos Young Guns. For more information, call (505) 309-1762 or go to the Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club website .