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Members of the new RFHS trap shooting team are showing at a Hudson Conference Shoot. From left are Mike Melser, Alex Larson, Colton Jones, Matt Passofaro and Robbie Rowe. The trap shooting team finished its first season in June. The new season will start next March.(Submitted photos)

For this River Falls High School sport, it’s fire away

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There’s a new sport at the high school that started and ended its first season with a bang.

The RFHS trap shooting team’s inaugural year went very well, and head coach Ryan Pechacek is eager for another good year.


“We just wrapped up in June. We took third place in our conference out of six teams,” Pechacek said. “So the kids did a really nice job.”

Especially as many of the 23 students on the co-ed team had never shot trap before joining the team.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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