Sheriff’s Office Pitching In to Help HHS Trap Shooting Team


The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association (OSSA) to support the Hermiston High School Trap Shooting Club’s upcoming trip to the USA National Trap Shooting Championships in Mason, Mich.

The Hermiston High School Trap Shooting Club has a history of competing and winning, including taking home state championships in both 2016 and 2017. Now, for the first time in its history, the team has qualified to compete for a national title in Michigan. The competition begins July 12 and will include over 2,000 student athletes from the highest‐qualifying state teams across the nation.

“There are 25 states in the nation that participate at the national level, and Hermiston is sitting third in the rankings heading into the competition,” said Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowan.  “These six students have worked extremely hard and rely on volunteers and donations to help support their program. I was thrilled to partner with the OSSA and help provide funds to support their trip to Michigan, where they will proudly represent one of our great school districts and the city of Hermiston. Anytime we can support a structured and healthy activity for our youth, I am all in.”