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FFA shooters aim for discipline, confidence, achievement

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EAST WENATCHEE — Last year, FFA trapshooter Eric Hinkle blasted 97 of 100 clay targets to be named state champ. In competition here Saturday, he hit 91.

“I must have lost focus,” he said, clearly concerned. “I must have … well, I don’t know what to call it.”

Call it extraordinary shooting. The 4-inch clay discs — in the air they look like tiny, zipping sparrows — are hurled fast by machine away from shooter, often in a surprise direction…

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