High school angler wins trapshooting state title

L-P junior wins state title

Add “state champion” to the list of sharpshooting honors for Cole Haynes of rural Tonica. Haynes missed only three shots out of 100 to claim the 2019 State 4-H Shotgun Shoot championship this fall at the Brittany Shooting Park in Bunker Hill.

“The first round I hit 23 out of 25, which for me, that’s not very good. My second box, I had a perfect box, 25,” he said. After lunch, he hit all 25 clay pigeons from a box, giving him 50 in a row. “In trap shooting, that’s pretty big to hit 25 twice in a row.”

Four of Cole’s teammates also participated at the state meet south of Springfield, and his dad and mom, Tricia and Tommie, attended as spectators. Tommie said fellow competitors and spectators start to pay attention when someone’s on the verge of a “straight 25.”…Full Story