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2015 PSSA Shoot Schedule
PSSA Home Grounds
Oct. 27, 2015

Elysburg, Oct. 27, 2015: The PSSA has announced their 2015 shoot schedule conducted at the PSSA home grounds in Elysburg, PA. 

May 15-17, 2015 Keystone Open
June 13-14, 2015 Colonial Classic
June 15-21, 2015 PA State Shoot
July 3-5, 2015 PA Grand
July 23-26, 2015 ATA Eastern Zone
Sept. 11-13, 2015 Westy Hogans

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2015 Pennsylvania All Americans  
Oct. 26, 2015

Frank Pascoe
Captain
2015 Sub-Vet Captain
 

Debbie Ohye Neilson
Captain
   2015 Lady I Captain

The 2015 ATA All American Teams have been announced  and the Quaker State has 19 gunners who earned their way on to the teams. That is 3 less than last year. This brings the total of Pennsylvania All Americans to 513, third largest in the ATA. Pennsylvania led the nation in All American selections for the fifth year in a row with 22 selections. Illinois finished tied for first with 19.

Carolyn Elliott and Frank Little lead the state with 14 All American selections each. Little was selected 38 times while living in three states as well as International team selections. David George (right) and Rhoda Wolf (left) each have 12. Mary Christopher has 11 while Frank Pascoe Ken Darroch and Stephanie Sandler each have 10 selections. Harold Keiser has 9 selections and Anna Mae Eberle and George Newmaster have 8 selections.

Walter Beaver was selected 9 times while Steve Crothers had 8 selections, both during the era of only 10-12 being selected by each year by Jimmy Robinson.

2015 Pennsylvania All Americans 

Skip Klinger
New PSSA Manager Tournament Director
October 7, 2014

A NOTE FROM SKIP KLINGER

As you know by now I am the new manager and Tournament Director for the PSSA. Would you please put my new information on the website so our clubs can find where to send their shoot reports and fees? Thank you!

PSSA
Skip Klinger- Manager
PO Box 24
Palmyra, PA 17078
(717)832-0488
sklinger@psa1.comcastbiz.net

2014-2015 PSSA Southwest Zone Shoot
West Penn Gun Club
September 20-21, 2013
OFFICIAL RESULTS


Andrew Zborovsky
Singles Champ.
Pat Sartoris
Ladies Handicap
Anna Mae Eberle
Ladies Doubles

The 2014-2015 PSSA Southwestern Zone shoot was held at the West Penn Gun Club. Only winners names were sent to this web site late with no scores and no entries for each event.

Andy Zborovsky of Trafford, PA won the singles title. Andrew won the PSSA Western Zone singles title back in 2008 and 2009. He also won the handicap and the HAA awards in 2008. Ian Fleming was the singles runner-up. Fleming won the title the two previous years. Tina Capatch of Trafford turned in the winning ladies score.

The handicap crown went to John Bwednsrdki of Washington, PA. The ladies award went to Patricia Sartoris of Latrobe. The doubles title went to John Sabatula of Uniontown, PA. PSSA legend and state Hall of Famer Anna Mae Eberle of Pittsburgh won the ladies doubles title.

The HAA award was won by Jerome Stefkovich of Avella. He was also the runner-up in the handicap championship.
Click here for results as received from West Penn.

2014-2015 PSSA Northwest Zone Shoot
Bradford Gun Club
September 20-21, 2013
OFFICIAL RESULTS

 
Brandon Deal
Singles Champ.
Joe Pascoe
Open Singles
Frank Pascoe
HAA Champion

The 2014-2015 PSSA Northwestern Zone shoot, held at the Bradford Club in Bradford, had 154 total entries, down 33 shooters from last year.

Brandon Deal smashed a field high 198 16 yard targets to win the zone singles crown by three targets. Deal won last years doubles crown. Joe Pascoe won the open trophy with a 195. Frank Pascoe took the AA award with a 195 and Max Morbeto won the vet trophy with the same score. Anita Morgan took the ladies trophy. Dennis Spoon broke 196 to earn the Class A award. 53 shooters competed for the singles awards. 

Frank Pascoe broke a field high 96x100 to claim the doubles title. Morbeto won his second vet crown with a 94x100, the second high score in the event. 29 shooters took the line for the event.

Scott Holdren won the resident handicap title with 96x100 while Briana Collins won the open tile with a field high 97. Holdren last won the handicap crown in 2011 David Laux was resident runner-up, one target behind Holdren. Margie Woods claimed the ladies award. 39 shooters took the line for the handicap event.

Frank Pascoe won his 4th straight HAA title with 382x400 and Brandon Deal was runner-up, one target behind Pascoe. 

Complete Results

2014-2015 PSSA Northeast Zone Shoot
Valley Gun Club
September 20-21, 2014
OFFICIAL RESULTS

Steve Huber
Four Awards
Robert Malmstedt
Four Awards
John Manetta II
Doubles Champ.

The 2014-2015 PSSA Northeastern Zone shoot, held under perfect weather at the Valley Gun Club in Elysburg, had 302 total entries, up 91 shooters from last year. That's a 43% increase from last year.

Ken Delong broke a field high 198 to win the zone singles award over 117 gunners while James Hoffman broke a 197 to claim the AA award. Susan Owens won the ladies award. The open title went to Bob Reedinger with a 196. 

John Manetta II took the doubles title with a field high 96. The ladies title went to Susan Owens

Aaron Hower IV turned in a field high 98 to take home the handicap title. Donald Weaver won the resident runner-up award with a 96. Robert Malmstedt broke a 97 to win the open award. The ladies award went to Irene Patterson with a 91x100.

Steve Huber won the resident HAA with 384x400 while Malmstedt won the open title with the same score. Both Huber and Malmstedt picked up four awards. 

Complete Results

PSSA Southeastern Zone Date Change
South End Gun Club

Because of a scheduling conflict, the PSSA Southeastern Zone shoot at South End has been changed from September 20-21 to September 27-28, 2014.

2014 Westy Hogans
September 5-7, 2014
OFFICIAL RESULTS


Harlan Campbell Jr.
Handicap, HAA and HOA titles

Elysburg, PA, Tuesday, Sept, 8, 2014: The 107th Westy Hogans is now history. Shooting in perfect weather, 829 shooters faced the Star traps for the last time. Next year the PSSA will install all new PAT traps. Targets were up in all 5 events over last year.

Michael Lipetz of Kensington, CT broke 200 to secure the singles title. Greg Presson of Schwenksville and Mark Invidiato of Basking Ridge, NJ also turned in perfect scores. Michael Blaisdell of Keen, NH turned in the only perfect 100 to win the twin bird crown. Blaisdell owns this club. Harlan Campbell Jr. of Tribune, KS won the Handicap title with a 98 from 27 yards. Harlan is a 19 time All American and the current team captain. Paul Kozemko of Mountain Top, PA and Eugene Patrick of  Grassflat, PA also had 98's. Campbell also secured the HAA and also defended his HOA title. Debbie Ohye Neilson won her 9th Lady of America title while winning seven awards, including the Lady I HAA and HOA titles. She also won the Lady I doubles crown. Richard Shaffer of Windber and Kay Ohye tied for the Westy Hogans Challenge with 193x200. Shaffer took the trophy by forfeit. Lisa Long won the Lady II HOA while Kim Bateman won the Lady II HAA. Christian Koerbler of Germansville, PA won six Sub-Junior awards while Ian Darroch of Aliquippa, PA won 6 Junior Gold titles. Flashback to the state shoot when Ian won 15 times.

After the singles championship on Saturday the PSSA held a reception for Chuck and Becky Fritzges. Chuck was the long time shoot manager for all the PSSA shoots at Elysburg. Becky was a PSSA cashier. Both had a combined 80+ years of service for the PSSA.  
More on the 2014 Westy Hogans.
2014 Westy Hogans Payout Sheet

Adam Stefkovich Wins Grand American Handicap
Donald Schaffer Runner-up
Bethany Breightner Lady I, third place.
OFFICIAL RESULTS

PENNSYLVANIANS FINISH 1 AND 2 IN
GRAND AMERICAN.
FIRST WIN IN 20 YEARS.

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Grand American Champion.

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Thirty two year old Adam Stefkovich of Avella, PA, shooting from 18 yards, won the 2014 Grand American Handicap. He shot his first registered targets in 2013. Avella is a small community on the PA and OH border in southwestern Pennsylvania. Adam is a land contractor, constructing gas and oil pipelines.

Breaking a 100 straight, than another 50 straight in the two round shootoff over Charles Bickle of Southelgin, IL. Adam becomes the 7th Keystone state gunner to win the Grand American. He also broke a 99 in the doubles championship, finishing runner-up in Class B. Others Pennsylvania GAH champions were Bill Petras (1994), Jack Titus (1989), William Hazlett (1980), John Schenk (1948), L. H. Dana (1934) and Walter Beaver (1933) All were from western Pennsylvania with the exception of Beaver.

The event was held in all day rain, which dropped entries to a low 1,647, the lowest entry for the GAH since 1946. Last year 1,950 shooters took the line. Two years ago 2,178 shot in the event. The highest entry was back in 1999 when 5,000 shot the championship handicap at Vandalia.

The last time Pennsylvania shooters finished 1-2 in the Grand American was 1989 when Jack Titus won the big title and Frank Detelich finished second. The Titus-Detelich shoot-off went down as the most bizarre GAH shoot-off in history.

Grand American Runner-up.

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Donald Schaffer Jr. of Newtown, PA finished runner-up in the 2014 Grand American Handicap. He is the 7th state shooter to claim the runner-up trophy. Schaffer broke a 98 over 13 other 98's. Several 99's went into their respective categories. He is fresh from his 200 straight while winning the Eastern Zone singles title in New York. Donald is a seven time All State shooter, including Junior Captain in 1987,1988 and 1989



Event 19 Crow Shooting Supply Handicap Champion.

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Bethany Breightner of Abbottstown, PA won the Event 19 "Crow Shooting Supply Handicap" with a 99x100 from 26 yards and a thrilling shoot-off over four other 99's, including George Cheponis of Pittsburgh, seven time All American David Shaeffer of Maryland and another 27 yarder Randy Ross, a three time All American from Ohio. 

Bethany also won the Class C third place award in the 1000 White Flyer Preliminary Days HOA. Add to that a 5th place Class C award in the Class Singles championship and 3rd place in the Lady I category in the Grand American Handicap with a 97x100. She ended the Grand on the 27 yard line. Back in 2013 Bethany also won the  Lady I state handicap title. 

NATIONAL TEAM RACE
FRIDAY AUGUST 8, 2014
COMBINED SCORES OF SINGLES, HANDICAP DOUBLES, EVENTS 7, 8, 9
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Team Pennsylvania Senior Vet Team.
867x900
National Champions

Mike Poore
281x300
Sheldon Hostetter
292x300
James Blevins
294x300

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Team Pennsylvania Lady II Team.
809x900
National Champions

Genevieve Davis
271x300
Peggy Carney
271x300
Jean McCord
267x300

42nd Pennsylvania Grand
Elysburg...July 4-5-6, 2014
OFFICIAL RESULTS

ROBERT MALMSTEDT WON HOA AND DOUBLES TITLES.


Robert Malmstedt

Elysburg, PA, July 6, 2014: Perfect shooting weather greeted 690 shooters from 16 states for the 42nd annual Pennsylvania Grand. The first shoot, held in 1973, has been a major mid-summer trapshooting classic for years. Attendance was up from last year in every event. 501 gunners went to the line in the singles championship.

Handicap 97's included Jim Drexel (NJ), Richard Hildenbrandt, Bath, Peter Frederiks of New Hope and Roger Herb of Hegins. Roger Herb was declared winner when apparent winner John Manning was removed from his title because of yardage discrepancies.

Robert Malmstedt of Somerville, NJ won the doubles and his second HOA title. Chris Vendel of Rochester, NY won  his second HAA with 390x400. Chris has now won 5 major PA Grand titles plus many lesser awards. Debbie Ohye Neilson also turned in a 390. Debbie also won the Independence Handicap on the first day plus the Lady I singles, handicap and doubles titles. The singles championship was won by Gregory Smith of Rhode Island with 200x200. Donald Neilson and Steve Huber also broke 200's.

Complete Story

2014 PSSA 124th Pennsylvania State Shoot
June 7-15, 2014
OFFICIAL RESULTS


Ian Darroch wins 15 Awards
State Doubles Champion

Elysburg, PA, June 16, 2014: Ian Darroch wins 15 trophies while father Ken Darroch wins 10 awards including his 12th HOA title. Brandon Deal wins 10 trophies including 4 championships. Christian Koerbler wins 10 sub-junior awards including sub-junior state titles in doubles and handicap. Adam Krzyzanowski carts away 10 titles including 4 outright championships.

Debbie Ohye Neilson wins 13 trophies including Lady I HAA and HOA. Jack Noftz of Pittsburgh won 13 sub-junior awards, including the sub-junior HOA and handicap titles while Ian Recla takes home 11 trophies, including junior HAA, HOA, singles and doubles titles. Jordon Smith of West Sunbury took home 9 trophies including Junior gold wins including Cabela's doubles, Cabela's handicap, HOF handicap, Media handicap and Preliminary Days HOA. John Spangler wins HAA with 386x400, while unknown Jacob Madkiff of Kutztown wins state singles with 199. Only three perfect 200's broke all week. Only one perfect doubles score. Jacob was field high among state residents. Brian Snyder of Milford new state handicap champion. Broke 99 from 19 yards to lead entire field of 829 shooters by two targets. 

Brandon Deal wins Brandon Deal Singles while Glenn Lash wins Glenn Lash Handicap. Nothing like winning your own event. Michael McDunn breaks 200 in two day Colonial Classic singles championship.

The state doubles championship was shot in a driving wind and rain storm. Any shooter that was able to shoot their 50 pair of doubles targets when the rain slowed down late in the event had a huge advantage. The entire shoot was not blessed with summer, sunny weather. Wind and rain and thunder storms played mayhem with most of the events. That being said, the Colonial Class was blessed with perfect weather. 
All Results

2014 PSSA Keystone Open
May 16-18, 2014
OFFICIAL RESULTS

    
Justin Slater                   Joel Etchen

Elysburg, PA, May 19, 2014: After heavy rains canceled the first day of the Keystone Open, the weather somewhat improved over the final two days with very cloudy weather and very little sunshine. However, the entries were brisk and the tournament was an outstanding success. The singles championship went to Justin Slater of New York with a perfect 200 straight. David Shaeffer Jr. posted the only other 200 and won the AA award. The doubles crown went to Joel Etchen with a 98x200, Brad Heath of New York won the HAA with 386x400. The Handicap crown won by Donald Weaver of Lewisburg.
Complete Results

2014 PSSA Major Champions
Elysburg, PA

Listed below are the major champions of the 2014 ATA shoots at Elysburg, including the Keystone Open, Colonial Classic, PA State Shoot, PA Grand and the Westy Hogans.

Keystone Open Singles Justin Slater 200
Keystone Open Handicap Donald Weaver 100
Keystone Open Doubles Joel Etchen 98
Keystone Open HAA Brad Heath 386
Keystone Open HOA (Rained Out) .....
Colonial Classic Singles Michael McDunn 200
Colonial Classic Handicap Steve Hawkins 99
Colonial Classic Doubles Philip Criado 99
Colonial Classic HAA Krzyzanowski, Adam 391
Colonial Classic HOA No Event 99
PA State Singles Jacob Madkiff 199
PA State Handicap Brian Snyder 99
PA State Doubles Ian Darroch 98
PA State HAA John Spangler 386
PA State HOA Ken Darroch 1070
PA Grand Singles Gregory Smith 200
PA Grand Handicap Roger Herb

97

PA Grand Doubles Robert Malmstedt 100
PA Grand HAA Chris Vendel 390
PA Grand HOA Robert Malmstedt 772
Westy Hogans Singles Michael Lipetz 200
Westy Hogans Handicap Harlan Campbell Jr. 98
Westy Hogans Doubles Michael Blaisdell 100
Westy Hogans HAA Harlan Campbell Jr. 394
Westy Hogans HOA Harlan Campbell Jr. 587

2014 PSSA All State Teams
February 7, 2014

OFFICIAL

The PSSA would like to announce their official 2014 All State Teams. This is the 42nd year the PSSA has honored the best shooters in Pennsylvania. Wilbur Ruhl retained his captain's position. He was Vet captain in 2013 and this year he is captain of the Senior Vet team. Frank Pascoe was selected captain of the menís team. It was his first captainís selection and his 18th over all selection. Debbie Ohye Neilson was named captain of the ladies' team. This was her first year competing as a Pennsylvania resident. Ian Recla was named Junior/Sub-Junior team captain. This was his 4th straight Junior/Sub-Junior selection. Three shooters, the late Stephen Ollock, Ken Darroch and Emerson Bornman were selected to the All State team for the 23rd time, a state record. Joel Etchen earned his 22nd team selection. State Hall of Famer Anna Mae Eberle has been selected to a state record 36 All State teams, last being selected in 2009. Lisa Long, a 2014 All American, earned her 20th selection. Sheldon Hostetter and Bruce Malone earned their 18th selection. Genevieve Davis was selected to her 18th Ladies' team. Her first selection's came in 1982, 32 years ago.
Official 2014 All State Teams

2013 PSSA High Average Winners
 January 6, 2014

Elysburg, PA, January 6, 2014. Debbie Ohye Neilson* broke PA Hall of Famer Sonya Miller's 13 year old Pennsylvania ladies high singles average of .9835, set in 2000, with her 2013 singles average of 9861.

Peggy Powers Hamilton* also set a state record. Her 2013 ladies handicap average of .9346 broke the 31 year old state record of .9835 set by PA Hall of Famer Catherine Moyer, Collegeville, set in 1982.


Brandon Deal
PA High Singles Average Leader
.9920

Pennsylvania Requirements
These average leaders are not necessarily the average leaders as published in the official Trap/Field average book. The official ATA average leaders are based on 2500 singles, 1500 handicap and 1000 doubles for men and 2000 singles, 1000 handicap and 500 doubles for women.

Men: 3000 singles, 2000 handicap and 1500 doubles. Women: 2000 singles, 1000 handicap and 500 doubles.

Singles

NAME TOWN TARG. AVE.
Brandon Deal Petrolia          3000 .9920
Debbie Ohye Neilson** Audubon 6600 .9861

Handicap

Glenn Lash Lowber 2800 .9321
Peggy Powers Hamilton** N Huntingdon 1300 .9346

Doubles

Joel Etchen Ligonier 2100 .9700
Debbie Ohye Neilson Audubon 5300 .9613

2015 PSSA State Team Requirements  
Nov. 7, 2014

SINGLES, HANDICAP AND DOUBLES

Sorry, I made a slight error on the initial posting of these changes. I should have indicated changes across the board. The PSSA and our HoF changed the requirements for next years All State Teams. The Men's Team will require only one change. Singles has been reduced to 2500.  2500, 2000, and 1500. The Ladies, Juniors, Senior Vets and Vets will remain the same, but the doubles requirement was increased to 1000. Ladies, Juniors, Senior Vets and Vets will be 2000, 1000 and 1000.

The team is based on high composite averages of the three trapshooting disciplines. The top twenty composite averages will make the 2015 men's team while the top 15 averages will make the Women's, Vet and Senior Vet teams. The Junior/Sub-Junior team will have 10 members. You must shoot the HAA at the state shoot. You must also meet all the target requirements. 

2015 All State
Requirements
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(effective: 11/7/2013)
Target Requirements:

Singles, Handicap & Doubles
Men: 2500-2000-1500
Women: 2000-1000-1000
Vets: 2000-1000-1000
Sr. Vets: 2000-1000-1000
Junior/Sub- Jr: 2000-1000-1000

(New requirements in red.)
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Plus:
Shoot the HAA
at the 2014
PA State Shoot.
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Krieghoff Challenge
Past Winners

Krieghoff Challenge Winners


2014 State Shoot (Tenth Year)
Vitalino Vas, Farmingville, NY


2013 State Shoot (Ninth Year)
Randy Parson, Shippensburg, PA


2012 State Shoot (Eighth Year)
Stanley Solkowski, Burlington, CT


2011 State Shoot (Seventh Year)
Harold Burkholder, Chambersburg, PA


2010 State Shoot (Sixth Year)
John Spangler, Irwin, PA


2009 State Shoot (Fifth Year)
Allen Peed, Hughesville, MD


2008 State Shoot (Fourth Year)
Larry Shade, Hamburg, PA


2007 State Shoot (Third Year)
Devi Ruthod, Dillsburg, PA


2006 State Shoot (Second Year)
Jacob Koons, Hegins, PA


2005 State Shoot (First Year)
Mike Johnson, Westfield, NY

 


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2015 PSSA Dates

PSSA Shoots at Elysburg

 Keystone Open: May 15-17, 2015
PSSA Colonial Classic: June 13-14, 2015 
PSSA State Shoot: June 15-21, 2015
PA Grand: July 3-5, 2015
ATA Eastern Zone: July 23-26, 2015
Westy Hogans: Sept. 11-13, 2015
PSSA Zone Shoots: (no date reported)
Eastern Zone:
Western Zone:

PSSA Homegrounds
Elysburg, PA

For those using a GPS to find the PSSA home grounds, the address to use is:

405 Monastery Road,
Elysburg PA 17824.

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2015 All State
Requirements
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(effective: 11/7/2013)
Target Requirements:

Singles, Handicap & Doubles
Men: 2500-2000-1500
Women: 2000-1000-1000
Vets: 2000-1000-1000
Sr. Vets: 2000-1000-1000
Junior/Sub Jr: 2000-1000-1000
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Plus:
Shoot the HAA
at the 2014
PA State Shoot.
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by Richard Hamilton

Did you know that in 1881 Rolla "Pop" Heikes broke 184 straight clay targets, a world record which "would probably never be equaled." He set this record in Corry, PA. Today the record is over 2000 straight.

Did you know that Frank Little broke 500x500 in the singles marathon at the 1989 PA Grand. It was only the 9th such score in ATA history at the time. Also the only 500x500 at the PSSA home grounds at Elysburg.

Charlie Newcomb was the first ATA delegate for the PSSA, 1923. Newcomb is an ATA and a PA Hall of Famer. 1923 was the first year the ATA used "state delegates." Of course, it was the first year of the ATA., 

Stephanie Sandler became the first lady to lead the state in composite averages for year. 2010.

Tyler Nunes of Sinking Spring became the first sub-Junior to win the state sub-junior singles championship four times.

Kim Bateman, Sonya Miller and Stephanie Sandler are the only women gunners to break 200x200 in the PA state singles championship.

Kim Bateman set the women's HAA record at the 2009 PA state shoot with a 391x400.

Since the first year (1927) Pennsylvania has had 494 All American selections. Data is current through the 2014 selections. Frank Little and Carolyn Elliott, PA Hall of Famers, each have 14 to lead the state men and women.

Allen Heil was the first Pennsylvania shooter selected to the All American Team, back in 1927.  

Since the first year in 1927-2011 there have been 6,745 shooters selected to various All American Teams. Many several times. Ray Stafford of Colorado has been selected to 43 All American Teams to lead all shooters.

Are you feeling down after you finished runner-up at the State Shoot. Well, the legendary ATA Hall of Famer from Conshohocken, Walter Beaver, finished second a record 18 times in the championship Singles, Handicap or Doubles. Data for the HAA and HOA is unavailable. I'm sure that number would be a lot higher if those figures were added to the 18 times listed above.

As one might expect, Kay Ohye has more 200 straights at the Pennsylvania State Shoot than any other shooter. He has 12. Stephen Ollock has 10. Frank Little and Chris Vendel each have 9.   Ken Darroch and Robert Malnstedt each have 7.Records are through the 2010 State Shoot.

That in 1932 Steve Crothers won all 5 major titles at the Pennsylvania State Shoot at North End Gun Club near Allentown. In 1994 Ken Darroch won 4 of the 5 titles. Anna Mae Eberle collected 4 of the 5 women's titles in 1979.

That the first State Shoot was held in Williamsport in 1892. 

That the highest HOA average at the State Shoot belongs to Ken Darroch with  a .9918 average in the 5 major events. In 1938 Walter Beaver had the second highest HOA average, .9877 in the 5 major events.

Carolyn Elliott and Frank Little have been selected to 14 All American Teams each, most in the State. 

Steve Crothers has either won or finished runner-up 46 times in the 5 major events at the PA State Shoot. (Singles, Handicap, Doubles, HAA or HOA)

Alice Crothers has completed the PA Average Grand Slam 5 times, leading the state in singles, handicap, doubles and composite average in the same target year. She led the state women for 5 straight years from 1930-1934. 

Frank Little has completed the PA Average Grand Slam 5 times, leading state men in singles, handicap, doubles and composite average in the same target year. 

Anna Mae Eberle was named captain of the women's All State Team 7 times, a state record. Sonya Miller is second with 6. (through 2010 teams)

Frank Little was named captain of the men's All State Team 12 times, a state record. David George is second with ten selections. Ken Darroch is third with eight selections. Anna Mae Eberle and Stephanie Sandler have earned seven captains spots. Sonya Miller, Mel Krepps and Tom Galligher each have 5 selections. (through 2011 teams)

That Frank Little has the highest singles average in state history. In 1987 his average was .9972. Charlie Sheckler had the first 99%+ average back in 1970 his singles average was 9920.

Sixty eight times Keystone State gunners have turned in averages of 99% or better. Stephen Ollock leads with 10 while the late (died in 1992) Frank Little also has 10. Tom Galligher (retired) has 7. The retired Dan DeDionisio has 5. (through 2009 averages)

William Hazlett on winning the 1980 Grand American. "All I can say is that I am from Pittsburgh and that's the city of Champions." William won a Jeep Cherokee, a wad of cash and a title he will hold for a lifetime. 

That in 1994 Ken Darroch broke a 1091x1100 in the State HOA. That's an average of .9918 folks. Walter Beaver has the second highest HOA average with .9877 in 1938. (642x650)

That the PSSA is the "father" of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, organized as a committee of the PSSA in 1895.

Pennsylvania shooters shot at 3,006,375 singles targets in 2004 and 3,134,300 in 2005 and in 2006 the shot 2,834,975. In 2007 they shot 2,720,375.

Pennsylvania has not won the State Team Race at the Grand since 1967. That's 46 years ago folks. Ohio has won 15 times, Illinois 14 times, Texas 8 and Penna. 7 times. 

That George Snellenberger broke the first 100 straight in Doubles in Pennsylvania on 5-26-68 at West Penn.

That Mel Krepps earned three veteran Trap and Field Averages Awards, 1993, 1994 and 1995. He was also the first shooter east of the Mississippi, to break 100 straight in Handicap from 27 yards. 

That Captain A. H. Bogardus broke 995x1000 glass balls at Bradford, PA in late 1878.

Bob Whitehead, Ralph Challingsworth and Sheldon Hostetter have the only 200 straights in winning the PA Vet singles title. Whitehead and Herb Jones won the vet title a record 4 times. 

In 1984 Emilie Peters became the only women to win the state handicap championship, breaking a 97 from 21Ĺ yards. She defeated L. M. Hamilton and another lady, the late Cathi Smith, in a shootoff. 

That Andy Long and Al Mullhaupt once flipped a coin to decide the PA Doubles title.

That George Baldwin finished 2nd in the PA Singles, Doubles and Handicap Championship twice each.

That David George has the only two 200 straights for a Senior Vet in winning the PA Sr. Vet title. He won the title a state record six times.

Since the first year that the PSSA has named All State Teams, there have been 1820 first and second team selections thru the 2011 team selections. Seventy selections are added each year.

Anna Mae Eberle has been selected to 35 All State Teams thru 2009 selections. 

Emerson Bornman leads all male active state shooters in All State selections with 22 thru 2011 selections.

Ken Darroch has finished runner-up in the PA Doubles Championship 5 times, winning once. He has amassed 18 major state titles.

Thomas Cherup holds the record for Junior State Singles titles with four.

Charles Sheckler was the first state shooter to have a .9900 singles average, back in 1970 (.9920)

Sonya Miller has the three highest women's singles averages, all over 98%. 1995, 2000, 2001.

Anna Mae Eberle won 23 major Pennsylvania State Women's championships. 

Steve Huber and Richard Kaysa are the only 27 yarders to win the PA Handicap title. Steve in 1992 and Richard in 1994. 

Ken Darroch holds the record for the highest HAA score at the state shoot with 397x400. Twice!!  


PSSA and State Clubs Calendar
2014 Dates Now Available

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