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| Sunday, March 28, 2004 12:00 a.m

Rifle/trap leagues

  • For the second week in a row, at least two shooters fired perfect 300s in the Pittsburgh and Suburban Rifle League.

    John Husk of Frazier-Simplex had his second perfect score on the year in leading his team (19-0) to a 1482-1458 win over White Oak (11-8). White Oak’s Ray Harvey fired his fourth 300 of the year in a losing effort.

    Elsewhere, Dormont-Mt. Lebanon (16-3) rolled over Green Valley (10-9) 1476-1463, Murrysville (9-10) downed Allegheny (4-14) 1457-1426, and Clymer (6-13) beat Irwin Post 228 (0-18) 1456-1282.

    Melissa Stillwagon was high lady with a 295, while Tom Santelli was high junior with a 295. Both shoot for Frazier-Simplex. Bob King of Clymer was high senior with a 296.

  • Murrysville remains atop the A-team standings in the Allegheny Valley Rifle League, but Kiski is keeping the pressure on. Murrysville (16-2) downed Crowfoot (7-10) 1187-1169, while Kiski (14-3) beat Fort Hand (7-9) 1185-1165. Tarentum (3-13), meanwhile, beat Buffalo Valley (0-16) 1157-1143. Kittanning was idle.

    In the B-team standings, Murrysville is in first place at 17-1, followed by Kittanning (12-4), Kiski (12-5), Crowfoot (9-8), Tarentum (4-12), Buffalo Valley (3-13), and Fort Hand (1-15).

    Top shooter for the week was Murrysville’s Ray Harvey, who fired a 299. Top senior was Crowfoot’s George Saniga with a 292, top junior was Murrysville’s Jon Long with a 298, and top female was Murrysville’s Diana Emerick with a 296.

  • Connellsville Sportsmen won the first shoot of the 2004 Twi-Night Trap League. Shooting at Ruffsdale, Connellsville shooters broke 198 targets, followed by Ruffsdale (197), East Huntingdon (195) and Herminie (192).

    Individual scores were Connellsville: Ron Marciante, Bill Lilley, Barry Soliday, Jim Nagy, Barry Firestone, Bob Turek (25), Gene Lynch, Buckshot McGinnis (24); Ruffsdale: Paul Plummer, Lou Dioreo, Mark Baird, Jim Gilligan, Mark Hixson (25), Bob Brighetti, Justin Lancaster, Joe Kalko (24); East Huntingdon: Mike Kovacina, Luther Grimm, Joe Yurkchko (25), Art Pomposelli, Joe Davis Jr., Dale Darnell, Scott Moraman, Carl Shaeffer (24); Herminie: Bill Fike, Ted Salka, Frank Pajak, Frank Giron (25), Fran Gower, Dan Moore (24), Rick Kunkle, Adam Marks (22).

    Connellsville earned four points, Ruffsdale three, East Huntingdon two and Herminie one.

    Hunter safety courses

  • Elks Lodge, Westmoreland County, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 3 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 4. Class limit 50. Pre-register by calling Wayne Weitzel at 724-339-1287 or Paul Miller at 724-274-6114.

  • Jefferson Fire Hall, Greene County, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 3 and 1 to 4 p.m. April 4. Lunch provided; no limit to class size. For information, call Jefferson Fire Hall at 724-883-3901.

  • Shelocta Sportsmen’s Club Inc., Indiana County, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 3-4. Lunch provided; class limit 50. Pre-register by calling Dennis Heiple at 724-479-9558.

  • Rockwood American Legion, Somerset County, 6:30 to 9 p.m. April 6-8 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 10. Lunch provided; class limit 40. Pre-register by calling Rich Stoner at 814-926-2465.

  • Pine Run Sportsmen’s Club, Beaver County, 5 to 9 p.m. April 9 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 10. Lunch provided; class limit 50. Pre-register by calling Calvin Winkle at 724-774-4642 or Randolph Bogolea at 724-869-8325.

  • South Connellsville Rod and Gun Club, Fayette County, 6 to 10 p.m. April 9 and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 10. Lunch provided. Pre-register by calling Scott Blocker at 724-626-8399.

  • Wind Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, Greene County, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 9 and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 10. Lunch provided; class limit 75. Pre-register by calling Harry Gillispie at 724-428-3728.

    Shoots on tap

  • Derry Rod and Gun Club will hold an ASA qualifier, 30-target 3-D archery shoot May 16, with registration from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Harry Jellison at 724-694-8761.

  • Kingston Vets & Sportsmen’s Club will hold 3-D archery shoot April 4. Women shoot for free. Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 724-539-9303.

  • Hecla’s trap range will be open for practice from 5 to 8:30 p.m. every Friday beginning this week. Call 724-423-6090 after 2 p.m.

  • The Jenner Community Sportsmen will hold a 3-D archery shoot today, with registration from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 814-479-2057.

  • Youngwood Sportsmen’s Association will hold a trap shoot at 10 a.m. April 4. Call Fred at 724-837-5516 or Frank at 724-834-3234.

  • TNT Shooting Grounds will hold a 3-D archery shoot today starting at 8 a.m. Kids 12 and younger shoot free. Call 724-667-0554.

  • Lloydsville Sportsmen will hold a 3-D archery shoot today, with sign-ups from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be available. Call 724-537-3281.

  • Connellsville Sportsmen’s Club hosts skeet shoots and trap practice from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 26.

  • Shannock Valley Sportsmen’s Club, Yatesboro, will hold a 3-D archery shoot today.

  • Irwin Sportsmen Association will hold a revolver/semiautomatic smallbore and centerfire action pistol shoot at 5 p.m. April 1. Call 724-863-1967. There will be small bore pistol, hunter pistol and small and cowboy rifle silhouette shoots April 3, with registration from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 724-527-3954.

  • Rostraver Sportsmen’s Club holds trap practice Thursdays at 10 a.m. Call 724-872-4399.

  • Saltsburg Sportsmen’s Club will hold a 3-D archery shoot April 4, with sign-ups from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 724-639-0360.

  • East Monongahela Sportsmen’s Club will hold 40-target 3-D archery shoot April 4, with registration from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The club holds 25-yard pistol pin shoots Mondays from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. and 50-yard pistol pin shoots and trap practice Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Call 412-384-4747 or visit

  • Greater Pittsburgh Gun Club will host an action rifle shoot today, and a hunter’s silhouette shoot April 3-4. Call 724-796-9111 or visit

  • Kelly Station Sportsmen will hold an Easter ham-lucky target shoot at 1 p.m. April 4. After wards, the trap range will be open for practice. Call Bill at 724-845-9289 or John at 724-763-3136.

  • White Oak Rod and Gun Club will hold a sporting clays shoot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 4. The club will also host a blackpowder shoot April 4, and a CMP match shoot April 8, with registration from 9 to 11 a.m. A 30-target 3D archery shoot will be held April 24, with registration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 724-863-9941.

  • Sutersville Sportsmen’s Club holds trap practice Mondays at 6 p.m. Call 724-872-0910.

  • Crowfoot Rod and Gun Club’s trap range is open to the public from 7 to 11 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Call 724-327-9315.

  • Old Westmoreland Rifles will hold a blackpowder shoot at 1 p.m. today. There will be a paper target shoot April 4, with registration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Darryl Myers at 724-522-1729, Rockie Dean at 724-527-5317, or Phil Cravener at 724-539-7667.

  • Indiana County Bow and Gun Club will hold a 3-D archery shoot April 11, with sign-ups from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shooters 17 and younger shoot free. Call Brian Long at 724-422-6326 or 724-459-9721.

  • Pitcairn Monroeville Sportsmen’s Club is hosting a 3-D archery shoot today, with signups from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • East Huntingdon Sportsmen holds trap practice at 7 p.m. Mondays. A USPSA/IPSC shoot will be held today. Call 724-832-0498. Indoor archery and D.A.R.T. league shoots are Thursday and Sunday evenings. Call 724-547-7459.

  • Sportsmen’s Association of Greensburg hosts trap, skeet and sporting clays tower shoots from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays, and skeet shoots from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Call Ray Wertz at 724-836-6353.

  • McDonald Sportsmen’s Association will host a 3-D archery shoot today, and a black powder cartridge silhouette shoot April 3. Call 724-796-2271 or visit

  • Western Pennsylvania Sportsmen’s Club will host a spring ATA trap shoot at 10 a.m. today. Call 724-327-9918.

  • Clairton Sportsmen’s Club will hold a USPSA/IPSC match at 10 a.m. April 10. There will be an Easter ham shoot April 4, with trap and skeet at noon, rifle at 10 a.m. and archery at 8:30.

    Boater safety courses

  • Mon Valley Emergency Medical Services, Monessen, 9 a.m. April 3. Call John Stimak at 724-684-5320.

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