Last week, the Trojans defeated Southern Lehigh with a near-perfect score, capturing the Northeastern Pennsylvania District Rifle championship. The last title for the program came in 1980. In the postseason, the Trojans were able to avenge two of the losses they suffered during the regular season, turning away Emmaus, 499-495, then topping Southern Lehigh, 499-498. In rifle, a perfect score is 500.
North Pocono will be competing at the Hellertown Sports Complex in the state championship Thursday. Kaylee Banfield, a female shooter for North Pocono, qualified for the girls individual state championships. She finished the season with an average score of 98.78.
Leading the boys team were Schommer, who's regular-season average score was 98.86, Chett Havenstrite at 98.67, Mark Kaye at 98.62, Alec Basila at 96.22, Phil McHale at 96.0 and Kyle Norval at 95.56. In addition to Banfield, Katie Zielinski had a 98.0, Eleyna Lamparter hit for a 97.78 average, Emily Smith scored at a 95.56 and Rebecca Noll had a 93.67 for the girls. Other members are, Emily Donahue, John Docalovich, Kimberly Gaik, Justin Gensel, Kevin Hughes, Lynne McHale, Austn Park, Breanna Shanley and Trevor Pawlik.
**Information taken from the Scranton Times website