Sportsman clubs to have challenge shoot on Saturday

The Reed City Sportsman Club, off of U.S. 10 has been a popular spot for shoots in recent years during winter, spring, summer and fall. (Pioneer file photo)

REED CITY — It’s going to be a busy weekend for members of the Reed City Sportsman Club and the Mecosta County Rod & Gun Club.

Local sportsman club member Terry Getts said the two clubs are having a challenge shoot that was also conducted last year on Saturday. They’ll be shooting two rounds of sporting clays in Mecosta, at 10 a.m., and then return to Reed City and shoot 50 skeet targets and 50 trap targets.

Trophies will be awarded in the various events. There will be trophies awarded to seniors, 60 years and older.

On Sunday, there will be a “chicken shoot” open to the public at Reed City.

“The proceeds from that will go to one our fellow trap shooters who’s been a friend of ours for years,” Getts said. “He has prostrate cancer right now.

“The chicken shoot will be a lot of fun for the whole community. We usually draw a good crowd to that.”

There will be an ATA trap shoot on Aug. 25 and a money shoot on Aug. 26 at the Reed City Sportsman Club.

‘We’ve been pretty busy this summer out there,” Getts said.

He added the club is launching a youth program and getting area schools involved, including Chippewa Hills and Reed City.

Ferris baseball reunion Saturday

The playing of baseball began in the early days of Ferris’ existence and the university currently fields a club baseball team, which competes in the National Club Baseball Association’s Division 1.

Ferris baseball alums have committed to participate in a reunion on Saturday at Hemlock Park, with a picnic lunch being provided by the university’s Alumni Association to participants at 12:30 p.m., which may be followed at 2 p.m. with a softball game at the park, if sufficient interest and numbers are present. Organizers include Ferris’ Masters of Business Administration program member Alex Manga, who played for the Bulldogs in 1984 and 1985, and Ted Halm of University Advancement and Marketing, a former Sports Information Director for the athletics program.

Ferris Athletic Hall of Famer Judd Folske, a long-time baseball coach, is among those who will attend the reunion. He led the Bulldogs to seven GLIAC championships, including six straight titles from 1988-93.

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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