Middendorf, Heintz-Kuderer lead league shooters

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The Mabel-Canton trap team opened week one of the season in second place in the Class 1A, Conference 5 standings by the slimmest of margins. The Cougars finished the first week of competition scoring 418 points, just three points shy of first-place Groves Academy (St. Louis Park). Bloomington Kennedy finished a distant third behind Mabel-Canton in the six-team conference.

The Week One scores include Colton Heintz-Kuderer at 49, Dawson Wangen 48, Austin Snell 48, Emma Middendorf 46, Spencer Douglas 45, Maddy Michels 42, Robert Michels 42, Tracer Tollefsrud 41, Dawson Kleiboer 38 and Tanner Marquardt at 38.

Other Cougars taking part included Hayden Erickson, Ella Bjertness, Anna Bjertness, Colton Tollefsrud, Victoria Wangen, Skyler Wangen and Dawson Wangen.

The Mabel-Canton boys took the top three spots in the weekly Top 25 list for Conference 5 boys. Heintz-Kuderer finished in first place with an average score of 24.50 birds. Dawson Wangen and Austin Snell finished in a tie for second, one-half bird behind at 24.00 apiece. Other Cougars in the Top 25 list include Douglas (22.50), Michels (21.00) and Tracer Tollefsrud (20.50).

Middendorf picked up where she left off in the spring, topping the girls’ conference Top 25 list with a Week 1 average score of 23.00. Maddy Michels wasn’t too far behind at 21.00. Other Mabel-Canton girls in the Top 25 include Victoria Wangen, Ella Bjertness, and Anna Bjertness.

Heintz-Kuderer also completed one round hitting 25-straight birds. Snell also completed one perfect round of 25-straight birds, and so did Dawson Wangen.

Heintz-Kuderer’s average (24.5) puts him in the Overall Top 100 list (regardless of conference). Dawson Wangen also made the list (24.00) as did Snell (24.00). 


Groves Academy…421


Blmtn Kennedy…...357.5

John Marshall…….277.5

International Falls...252.5