Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Russell Takes 1st In Sporting Clay.(Final)

Byline: Harold Smith


Seventeen-year-old Ryan Russell, who lives in the town of Salem in Dona Ana County, won the junior-division title at the 2003 State Sporting Clay Championships at La Joya on June 7.

Using a Beretta 391 12-gauge shotgun, Russell hit 144 in the 200-bird main event for the crown.

"I wanted to play football, but my mom wouldn't let me," says the 6-foot, 2-inch, 250-pound Hatch Valley senior-to-be. …

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