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Westside Trap League Shoot

 Newman hosted Westside Trap League’s second shoot on Sunday, January 15th.  Thanks to all those members who volunteered loading targets and scoring, we succeeded with no additional costs.  The Westside Trap League has a total of 30 teams this season.  For Westside league results, go to

Pre-League Warm-Up Shoot Results

On Sunday, December 4, 2016, 151 shooters came out to warm up for the 2017 season of winter league with the first shoot schedule for January 8th in all three leagues. It was a nice day, but a little chilly and some good scores were posted. Here are the scores posted that day in pdf format.



Newman Trap League to Start in January

The first shoot for the New Trap League 2017 season will commence on January 8, 2017.   NTL captains from last season, if you haven’t already, please check your email and verify your roster from last season.  Any new teams interested in shooting the NTL, please email for a blank team roster form.  Here are the dates for NTL shoots:

January 8
January 29
February 12
February 26
March 5
March 26
April 2
April 9

See you on the 8th!

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Winter Chain ATA Shoot

Newman’s ATA Winter Chain shoot is just around the corner–scheduled for October 29-30, 2016.  As a reminder, any contestant who does not have 500 ATA registered handicap targets will have to shoot penalty yardage–men at 24 yards and women and juniors at 22 yards.

The program is attached for your convenience.


League Results

JASON NELSON Claims HOA Title in 2016 Fall Doubles League

The Fall Doubles League got to an early start this year and concluded on October 22, 2016 with JASON NELSON claiming HOA title with a final score of 354.  The Doubles League awards banquet took place in conjunction with the club’s annual holiday party with everyone having a great time.  This year’s winners are:

AAA Champion – Kevin Waddell
AAA 1st R/U – Jim Puckett
AAA 2nd R/U – Robert Magarite

AA Champion – Mike Malone
AA 1st R/U – Brent Hopman
AA 2nd R/U – Esther Puckett

A Champion – Jeff Ballard
A 1st R/U – Jim Hopman
A 2nd R/U – Bailey Nelson

B Champion – Ted Vance
B 1st R/U – Carter Kapp
B 2nd R/U – Eddie Mello

C Champion – Eddie Haslam
C 1st R/U – Ken Stanfill
C 2nd R/U – Nino Carvalho

D Champion – Ryan Widger
D 1st R/U – Julie Connel
D 2nd R/U – Todd Woods

E Champion – Heath Brower
E 1st R/U – Skip Lowe
E 2nd R/U – Loren Poulson

High Vet – Dennis Crites
High Lady – Rose Lowe
High Junior – Emily Peters

For a complete listing of all scores, click the pdf file below.


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PITA Marathon Targets

Newman Swamp Rats is hosting a marathon on Friday, September 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.  Anyone interested in adding registered targets–singles and doubles only–to their PITA record is welcomed to come out.  Any questions, call (209)862-2838 or (209)404-7624.


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6th Annual Fall Doubles League to Start

Get ready for our 6th annual Fall Doubles League!  Our first shoot will be Saturday, August 27–getting a little earlier start than the previous years.  Signups will start at 11:00 a.m., with shooting at noon.   There are a total of eight shoots, however, the dates are not consecutive Saturdays so please note the dates listed below.  Also, remember that you can double up and be finished in four shoots if you can’t make all the dates.

1)   August 27, 2016
2)   September 10, 2016
3)   September 17, 2016
4)   September 24, 2016
5)    October 1, 2016
6)    October 8, 2016
7)     October 15, 2016
8)    October 22, 2016 (awards dinner)

This league is open to anyone, come out and have some fun!  The rules are attached in pdf format below.


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Newman Swamp Rats annual “Silver and Gold” ATA shoot is scheduled for August 20 & 21, 2015.  Both days will be regular programs–singles, handicap and doubles.  Come join us at this shoot.  Complete program can be viewed in pdf format below.   If you’d like to pre-squad, call 209-862-2838 or send an email to

AUG 2016 ATA


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The next quarterly membership meeting is scheduled for Saturday, August 13, 2016, at 5:00 p.m., or as soon after practice is over.

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Newman to Host Northern Zone ATA Shoot

The CGSTA Northern Zone ATA shoot will be held June 11 & 12, 2016 (see program attached below for complete details).  On Sunday, this shoot is to qualify for a Zone Team to compete against the Central Zone and Southern Zone teams to run concurrently in the 200 Singles Championship at the State Shoot in Kingsburg on Saturday, June 25, 2016.  This shoot is open to all ATA registered shoots, however, you must be a resident in the Northern Zone counties to qualify for a spot on one of the Zone Teams.

JUNE 2016 NZ