Trap team hits the mark


Ryker Grossner, BHS Journalism

The Bulldog trap team has had a lot of success in recent years and they are looking to do the same in the upcoming years.

“I am hoping to place in the state tournament in the spring and average 23,” senior Cole Mahaffey said. “I also would love it if our team placed at the state tournament, but that would have to take everyone to do it as well.”

Mahaffey has had a lot of success in the past years with his shooting. He will continue to try and keep this streak going at the state tournament.

“My father asked me when I was in 6th grade if I wanted to shoot trap when the program was first introduced, I decided to go ahead and do it and fell in love,” Mahaffey said. “That year, we won the state championship.”

He chose to start shooting at a very young age. This has led to great success in the past and will lead to even more success in the near future.

“Last year was the first time I went to state,” sophomore Tristan Kapelle said. “I did pretty well, I ended up shooting the 8th best out of all the people from Baldwin that went.”

He was one of the least experienced people that showed up to the state tourney. He ended up doing well under those circumstances.

The Bulldog trap team is looking to go back to state and have a very dominant year for the upcoming years.