Doane’s Shotgun Sports team has only been around for a short while, but they have already made their mark.
This year, the team has 19 competitors ranging from freshmen to seniors. Rick Marshall is coaching the Shotgun team for the fifth consecutive season.
Junior Lillie Bowman said the team has only been to two shoots this season, with their first meet going well and the second leaving room for improvement. .
“At the Midland shoot, Junior Jack Olsen tied for 8th overall with a score of 369. Olsen also tied for 3rd in Doubles Skeet with a 48/50. Freshman Karlie Muff got 1st overall in Super Sporting with a score of 49/50. Freshman Skylar Clark tied for 8th in Trap with a score of 97/100. The team did not bring home any awards from the Concordia shoot,” Bowman said.
While Bowman said she has not earned awards at Doane, she said she is grateful to be part of such a supportive team.
Luckily, Shotgun Sports is not an interactive sport, so competitors have had less to worry about in terms of COVID-19. That does not mean the team has been untouched, though. Bowman said she worried the team would not even be able to practice together this year.
“Not knowing this summer if we would be able to all come together and do what we love was scary. Being back and doing what we all on the team are passionate about has taken a lot of stress away during this crazy time,” Bowman said.
Shotgun Sports finished their season at their third shoot on Oct. 10 and 11 at the Hastings Invitational, not scoring the first day of competition but scoring third out of six teams on the second day of competition.