Local Trap Team celebrates year of big wins

Posted on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Lincoln County Trap Team had a winning year with numerous awards at regional, state and national tournaments.

The team would not have been capable of participating and being so successful without wonderful volunteer coaches and generous sponsors, organizers said.

The coaches, Mark Horton, Kevin Tanner, Ken Counts, Kay Counts and Larry Boyett, encouraged high character, good sportsmanship, and parent participation. The coaches also trained shooters and oversaw range safety to ensure one of the safest sports in existence.

Lincoln County Trap Team members pictured are (front, from left) Coach Mark Horton, Coach Kay Counts, Coach Larry Boyett, Coach Kevin Tanner, (second row) Clayton Painter, Murdoch Beasley, Koby Chandler, Kayla Chandler, Karston Doud, Tyler Web-ster, Travis Martin, Kragen Doud, Jessi Pearson, Nolan Paladino, Coach Ken Counts, (third row) Garrett Rutledge, Rachael Reed, Evan Buck, Katherine Reed, Alex Tanner, Jordan Bredeson, Travis Webster, Gabriella Reed, Tommy Reed and Jay Kelly.

Lincoln County Trap Team members pictured are (front, from left) Coach Mark Horton, Coach Kay Counts, Coach Larry Boyett, Coach Kevin Tanner, (second row) Clayton Painter, Murdoch Beasley, Koby Chandler, Kayla Chandler, Karston Doud, Tyler Webster, Travis Martin, Kragen Doud, Jessi Pearson, Nolan Paladino, Coach Ken Counts, (third row) Garrett Rutledge, Rachael Reed, Evan Buck, Katherine Reed, Alex Tanner, Jordan Bredeson, Travis Webster, Gabriella Reed, Tommy Reed and Jay Kelly.

The entire team is also extremely grateful to the sponsors that enabled the team to travel to both state and national championships this year. The team wore uniform shirts, with sponsor names on the back, at all shooting events.

This year’s sponsors are Elora Clay Target Range, Awards & SpecialTees LLC, gold level; Reed family, Richard and Linda Paladino, Tactical Industries LLC, Cedar Hill Farms, silver level;

A&A Tires, Adjustable Floor Supports Inc., Bank of Lincoln County, Barnes Electric, Carpet Liquidators, Cars Plus, Craig Game Preserve, Custom Crawl Doors, Douglas Graber Realtor, Farrar Tires, Farris and Elma Beasley, Griner’s Foodland, Henley Supply Millwork, Horton Gun Shop, J.D. Kelly Trucking LLC, Kahuna’s Market Specialty Meats and Seafood, Legacy Accounting Inc., Lisa Pearson, Elk Valley Properties, Local Peoples Gas Co.,

Longhorn Steakhouse, Neal’s Barber Shop, Ragland Topsoil and Landscaping, Rocking “P” Diesel, Re/Max Leading Edge, Roy & Roger Western Apparel, Rutledge Flooring, Scivally Grain LLC (Woodall Grain Company) SJ&L General Contractors LLC, Shannon & Sons Tile, Tri County Transport Inc., Wright Paving Contractors Inc., and Yearwood Equipment Co., bronze sponsors.

Any girl or boy ages 10 through 23 years who would like to try trap shooting, please call Coach Mark Horton at (931) 607-7318 or Coach Kevin Tanner at (931) 993-8868.

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