Christmas came early for 14-year-old Brandon Dale, of Eagle Point. He opened a letter from the Pacific International Trapshooting Association to learn that he has the first position on the junior first team of the Pacific International Trapshooting Association All Stars. In other words, he will be the team captain.
“Of course it doesn’t stop here but will continue at the Grand Pacific tournament where an All Stars awards presentation will be held in your honor,” advised Sue Brewer, PITA secretary. And, he will have his own section in the 2009 Yearbook.
The EPHS sophomore shot 11,100 targets this year at 27 yards (that’s where the adult veteran shooters stand). His average is .9389. In other words shooting 11,100 targets his average per 100 was to shoot just under 94 targets at 27 yards.
The closest first team junior member shot 8,000 targets at the 26 yard line.
Brandon shot more targets this year than both the first and second veteran allstar members, with the exception of one member who has been on the team for 11 years and had an average of .9478 for 2009.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent