Trapshooting Starts in Pennsylvania

October 26, 2014

 


 
    


Allen Heil, Allentown, PA
Pennsylvania's
First All American
1927

        
Leaders of All American selections with 14 each.
Photographs colorized from b/w to color by
Hamilton Web Design

Frank Pascoe
Captain
2015 Repeat
Sub-Vet Captain
Debbie Ohye Neilson
Captain
2015 Repeat
Lady I Captain

  
Bethany Breightner
Lady I Second Team
2nd Selection
 

CAPTAIN
Debbie Ohye-Neilson
Lady I First Team
3rd PA Selection
28th Overall Selection


Jean McCord
Lady I Second Team
1st Selection


Jack Noftz
Sub-Jr Second Team
1st Selection


Sheldon Hostetter
Sr. Vet First Team
9th Selection


CAPTAIN
Frank Pascoe
Sub-Vet First Team
10th Selection


Joel Etchen
Sub-Vet Second Team
2nd Selection


Ian Recla
Junior First Team
4th Selection


Joseph Recla
Junior Gold Second Team
4th Selection


James Blevins
Sr. Vet Second Team
7th Selection


Emerson Bornman
Vet Second Team
4th Selection


Kate Schmidt
Lady II Second Team
3rd Selection


Richard Hamilton
Chair, First Team
3rd Selection

 "Trapshooting Starts in Pennsylvania."

Pennsylvania has eighteen 2015
ATA All Americans, bringing PA total
All Americans to 512 since first year in 1927. The cream comes to the top.  Allen Heil of Allentown was the first state selection in 1927. State has seven first team selections. Frank Little and Caroyln Elliott lead the way with 14 selections each. 

DEBBIE OHYE-NEILSON AND FRANK PASCOE
NAMED 2015 TEAM CAPTAINS. BOTH ARE 
REPEAT CAPTAINS FROM THE 2013 and 2014 TEAMS. 

The 2015 ATA All American Teams have been announced and the Quaker State has 18 gunners who earned their way on to the teams. That is 4 less than last year. This brings the total of Pennsylvania All Americans to 512, third largest in the ATA. 

Illinois led the nation in All American selections with 19. Pennsylvania finished second with 18. Ohio was third with 15 selections. 

2015 18 Selections
2014 22 Selections
2013 25 Selections
2012 13 Selections
2011 12 Selections

  

All Time Selection Records, 1927-2015

Carolyn Elliott and Frank Little lead the state with 14 All American selections each. Little was selected 38 times while living in three states as well as International team selections. David George (right) and Rhoda Wolf (left) each have 12. Mary Christopher has 11 while Frank PascoeKen Darroch and Stephanie Sandler each have 10 selections. Harold Keiser has 9 selections and Anna Mae Eberle and George Newmaster have 8 selections.

Walter Beaver was selected 9 times while Steve Crothers had 8 selections, both  during the era of only 10-12 being selected by each year by Jimmy Robinson. 

2015 Pennsylvania First Team All Americans
Teams selected by points earned during the 2014 shooting season.

Debbie Ohye Neilson of Oaks and Lisa Long of West Grove were first team Lady I and Lady II selections. Ohye was named captain for the third straight year. Frank Pascoe of New Castle was captain of the Sub-Vet team, also for the third straight year. Cody Davis of Shohola was selected to the Junior Gold first team for the third straight years including his captaincy in 2013. Richard Hamilton of Fleetwood was a first team chair-shooter selection for the third time in the past four years. Richard was the founder of the state trapshooting Hall of Fame and at one time won 44 straight major chair-shooter titles. Ian Recla of Mahanoy Plane was a Junior first team selection for the third straight year. He was also a sub-junior selection back in 2012. Sheldon Hostetter of Lebanon was a first team Sr. Vet. He has now been a Vet or Sr. Vet first team All American for eight straight years. 

2015 Pennsylvania All American Captains

There were 2 state gunners named captains of their 2014 team. Debbie Ohye Neilson and Frank Pascoe. Both Frank and Debbie are repeat All American Captains from 2013. That brings the total to 22 Pennsylvania captain positions in All American history with David George leading the way with 4. Debbie Ohye-Neilson has been selected captain 16 times overall, 13 while living in New Jersey and 3 in Pennsylvania.. 

2015 Pennsylvania All American Selections

Frank Pascoe, former PA ATA delegate, of New Castle, earned his 9th selection and his second straight selection as captain of the Sub-Vet category. Frank has won ten major Pennsylvania major championships. Also making the Sub Vet second team were PA Hall of Famer Ken Darroch of Aliquippa. This writer has selected Ken as one of the top five Pennsylvania trapshooters of all time. He hold the state record for HOA titles at the state shoot with 12, one more than the legendary Walter Beaver. He has won 20 major Pennsylvania championships. For Ken, it was his 10th selection.. Pennsylvania legend Joel Etchen of Ligonier earned Sub Vet second team honors and for the second straight season. Joel is a 21 time PA state team member and a lock for this years (2015) all state team. His father and grandfather are ATA HoF inductees. Joel and his father Rudy are PA Hall of Fame inductees. Debbie Ohye Neilson of Oaks was selected to her 28th team, and third in Pennsylvania. All as captain of the Lady I teams. She is the only women to win the state singles title with 200x200 back in 2013

The Recla brothers, Joseph and Ian earned their way on to their respective teams, Joseph, as a Junior Gold second team selection and Ian as a Junior  first team selection. For Joseph and Ian it was their fourth selections. Ian has won over 90 trophies at the state shoot. Both are repeat selections for four straight years.. 

Ian Darroch of Aliquippa made the Junior Gold second team for his third overall selection. Ian is following in the footsteps of his legendary father, Ken Darroch, a PA Hall of Fame inductee. He tallied 15 trophies at the 2014 state shoot including the doubles championship. Ken Darroch was selected for the tenth time, this time as a Sub-Vet. Also on the Junior Gold first team was Cody Davis of Shohola for his 9th selection, all sub-junior (3), junior (3) and junior gold (3) selections.

Emerson Bornman Jr. of Oley earned his fourth selection, this time as a second team Vet. Emerson is a two time state doubles champion and a recent PA Hall of Fame inductee. Sheldon Hostetter of Lebanon made his 7th straight All American as a first team Sr. Vet shooter. He is also a PA Hall of Fame inductee. Lisa Long of West Grove earned a first team Lady II selection, her third All American selection. She is a repeat from 2014 and 2013. 

Bethany Breightner of Abbottstown was a second team Lady I selection. Bethany won a huge handicap championship at the 2014 Grand American, the Crow Shooting Supply Handicap with a 99x100 from 26 yards and a thrilling shoot-off over four other 99's, including George Cheponis of Pittsburgh, seven time All American David Shaeffer of Maryland and another 27 yarder Randy Ross, a three time All American from Ohio. Kate Schmidt of Dublin was selected to the second team Lady II category. This was here third selection.

Christian Koerbler of Germansville was selected to the Sub-Junior second team, his second straight All American honors. James Blevins of Gettysburg made his seventh All American team and his third straight Senior Vet team. Back in 2013 he was a first team selection.

We had three rookies make All American honors this year. Jean McCord of Tyrone. Jean earned here way to Lady II second team honors. Jack Noftz of Pittsburgh shot his way onto the sub-junior second team. Congratulations to all 18 All Americans, especially our three rookies. 

2014 PA All American Teams

2013 PA All American Teams

2012 PA All American Teams

2011 PA All American Teams

2010 PA All American Teams

2009 PA All American Teams

2008 PA All American Teams

Ken Darroch
Sub-Vet Second Team
10th selection

Cody Davis
Junior Gold First Team
9th Selection

Ian Darroch
Junior Gold Second Team
3rd Selection

Lisa Long
Lady II First Team
3rd Selection

Christian Koerbler
Sub-Jr. Second Team
2nd Selection

 

           
           
2015

Year

Selections Last Name First Name Town Team
2015 4 Bornman Emerson Oley Second Team, Vet.
2015 2 Breighner Bethany Abbottstown Second Team,  Lady l 
2015 3 Darroch Ian Aliquippa Second Team, Junior Gold
2015 10 Darroch Kenneth Aliquippa Second Team, Sub-Vet 
2015 9 Davis Cody Shohola First Team, Junior Gold 
2015 2 Etchen Joel Ligonier Second Team, Sub-Vet 
2015 3 Hamilton Richard Fleetwood First Team, Chair-shooter 
2015 2 Koerbler Christian Germansville Second Team, Sub-Junior 
2015 3 Long Lisa West Grove First Team, Lady II 
2015 1 Noftz Jack Pittsburgh Second Team, Sub-Junior 
2015 3 PA.28 Total Ohye-Neilson (Capt.) Deborah Oaks First Team, Lady I 
2015 1 McCord Jean Tyrone Second Team, Lady II 
2015 10 Pascoe (Capt.) Frank New Castle First Team, Sub-Vet 
2015 1 Paul Curtis Washington Second Team, Vet 
2015 4 Recla Ian Mahanoy Plane First Team, Junior 
2015 4 Recla Joseph Mahanoy Plane Second Team, Junior Gold 
2015 3 Schmidt Kate Dublin Second Team, Lady II 
2015 7 Blevins James Gettysburg Second Team, Senior Vet 
2015 9 Hostetter Sheldon Lebanon First Team, Senior Vet 

 

 
2014
Year Selections Last Name First Name Town Team
2014 3 Neilson Jr. Donald Oaks Second Team, Men 
2014 2 PA..27 Total Ohye-Neilson (Capt) Deborah Oaks First Team, Lady I 
2014 2 Long Lisa West Grove First Team, Lady I 
2014 1 Breightner Bethany Abbottstown Second Team, Lady I 
2014 2 Schmidt Kate Dublin First Team, Lady II 
2014 1 Owens Susan Tioga Second Team, Lady II 
2014 1 Carney Peggy New Hope Second Team, Lady II 
2014 3 Recla Ian Mahanoy Plane First Team, Junior 
2014 3 Fleming Ian Manor Second Team, Junior 
2014 1 MacNeal Christopher Weatherly Sub Junior Second Team
2014 1 Koerbler Christian Germansville Sub Junior Second Team
2014 8 Davis Cody Shohola First Team, Junior Gold 
2014 3 Recla Joseph N Mahanoy Plane First Team, Junior Gold 
2014 2 Darroch Ian Aliquippa First Team, Junior Gold 
2014 9 Pascoe (Capt) Frank New Castle First Team, Sub-Vet 
2014 7 Huber Steven Orwigsburg Second Team, Sub-Vet 
2014 1 Etchen Joel Ligonier Second Team, Sub-Vet 
2014 3 Bornman Jr. Emerson Oley Second Team, Vet 
2014 4 Hazlett William Sarver Second Team, Vet 
2014 8 Hostetter Sheldon Lebanon First Team, Sr. Vet 
2014 6 Blevins James L. Gettysburg Second Team, Sr. Vet 
2014

          2

Hamilton Richard Fleetwood First Team, Chair
           
           
2013
Year Selections Last Name First Name Town Team
2013 2 Neilson Jr. Donald Oaks Second Team, Men
2013 1 PA..26 Total Ohye-Neilson (Capt)  Deborah Oaks First Team, Lady I 
2013 2 Neilson Jr. Donald Oaks Second Team, Men
2013 5 Bateman Kim Slippery Rock Second Team, Lady I 
2013 1 Long Lisa West Grove Second Team, Lady I 
2013 1 Natcher Donna Ebensburg Second Team, Lady I 
2013 1 Schmidt Kate Dublin First Team, Lady II 
2013 1 Davis Genevieve Shohola Second Team, Lady II 
2013 3 Pascoe Belinda New Castle Second Team, Lady II 
2013 2 Recla Joseph N Mahan. Plane Junior First Team
2013 3 Bennett Jr. Charles Montrose Junior First Team
2013 1 Myers IV Francis Edinboro Second Team, Junior
2013 2 Fleming Ian Manor Second Team, Junior
2013 7 Davis (Capt) Cody Shohola First Team, Junior Gold 
2013 1 Darroch Ian Aliquippa Second Team, Junior Gold 
2013 2 Recla Ian Mahan.  Plane First Team, Sub-Junior 
2013 8 Pascoe (Capt) Frank New Castle First Team, Sub-Vet 
2013 1 Ollock Stephen Mainesburg Second Team, Sub-Vet 
2013 6 Huber Steven Orwigsburg Second Team, Sub-Vet
2013 1 Austin Charles Edinboro Second Team, Sub-Vet
2013 3 Hazlett William Sarver Second Team, Vet
2013 2 Bornman Jr. Emerson Oley Second Team, Vet
2013 4 Criado Philip Franklin Second Team, Vet
2013 7 Hostetter Sheldon Lebanon First Team, Sr. Vet 
2013 5 Blevins James L. Gettysburg First Team, Sr. Vet 
2013 3 LeFever Robert Lancaster Second Team, Sr. Vet 
           
           
2012
Year Selections Last Name First Name Town Team
2012 7 Pascoe Frank New Castle Second Team, Men
2012 10 Sandler Stephanie New Ringgold First Team, Women
2012 1 Recla Joseph Mahanoy Plane Second Team, Junior
2012 1 Bennett Jr. Charles Montrose Second Team, Junior
2012 2 Kisthardt Cord Hummelstown Second Team, Junior
2012 1 Recla Ian Mahanoy Plane First Team, Sub Jr.
2012 1 Fleming, Ian Ian Manor Second Team, Sub Jr.
2012 6 Hostetter Sheldon Lebanon First Team, Vet
2012 2 Hazlett William Sarver First Team, Vet
2012 3 Criado Philip Franklin Second Team, Vet
2012 4 Blevins James Gettysburg First Team, Sr. Vet
2012 3 Challingsworth Ralph Kersey Second Team, Sr. Vet
2012 1 Hamilton Richard Fleetwood First Team, Chair
           
           
2011
Year Selections Last Name First Name Town Team
2011 6 Pascoe Frank New Castle Second Team, Men
2011 9 Sandler Stephanie New Ringgold First Team, Women
2011 1 Spiridon Laura Warren First Team, Women
2011 3 Hamilton KayLynn Hyner Second Team, Women
2011 6 Davis (Capt) Cody Shohola First Team, Junior
2011 3 Darhower Dylan Mechanicsburg Second Team, Junior
2011 1 Kisthardt Cord Hummelstown Second Team, Sub Jr.
2011 5 Hostetter Sheldon Lebanon First Team, Vet
2011 2 Criado Philip Franklin Second Team, Vet
2011 1 Hazlett William Sarver Second Team, Vet
2011 3 Blevins James Gettysburg Second Team, Sr. Vet
2011 2 Challingsworth Ralph Kersey Second Team, Sr. Vet
           
           
2010
Year Selections Last Name First Name Town Team
2010 8 Sandler Stephanie New Ringgold First Team, Women
2010 4 Bateman Kim Slippery Rock Second Team, Women
2010 5 Davis Cody Shohola First Team, Junior
2010 2 Darhower Dylan Mechanicsburg Second Team, Junior
2010 4 Hostetter Sheldon Lebanon First Team, Vet
2010 1 Criado Philip Franklin Second Team, Vet
2010 1 Challingsworth Ralph Kersey Second Team, Sr. Vet
2010 1 LeFever  Robert Lancaster Second Team, Sr. Vet
           
           
 2009
Year Selections Last Name First Name Town Team
2009 5 Pascoe Frank New Castle Second Team, Men
2009 1 Neilson Donald Oaks Second Team, Men
2009 7 Sandler Stephanie New Ringgold First Team, Women
2009 5 Shissler Kory Quarryville Second Team, Junior
2009 1 Bozart Matt York Second Team, Junior
2009 4 Davis  Cody Shohola Second Team, Junior
2009 1 Darhower Dylan Mechanicsburg First Team, Sub Jr.
2009 1 Weber Kyle Shohola Second Team, Sub Jr.
2009 3 Hostetter Sheldon Lebanon First Team, Veteran
2009 3 Alsippi  Joe Avonmore Second Team, Sr. Vet
2009 3 Edgreen  Bruce Port Allegany Second Team, Sr. Vet
           
           
 2008 
Year Selections Last Name First Name Town Team
2008 4 Pascoe Frank New Castle Second Team, Men
2008 5 Huber, Steven Orwigsburg Second Team, Men
2008 6 Sandler Stephanie New Ringgold First Team, Women
2008 4 Shissler Kory Quarryville First Team, Junior
2008 1 Roberts Nathan Rices Landing Second Team, Junior
2008 3 Davis Cody Shohola Second Team, Sub Jr.
2008 2 Hostetter Sheldon Lebanon First Team, Vet
2008 2 Blevins James Gettysburg Second Team, Vet
2008 3 Edgreen Bruce Port Allegany Second Team, Sr. Vet
2008 1 Kenesky Frank Frackville First Team, Chair
           
           
 2007 
Year Selections Last Name First Name Town Team
2007 3 Pascoe Frank New Castle Second Team, Men
2007 4 Huber Steve Bethel Second Team, Men
2007 2 Pascoe Belinda New Castle Second Team, Women
2007 3 Bateman Kim Slippery Rock Second Team, Women
2007 2 Hamilton KayLynn Hyner Second Team, Women
2007 3 Shissler Kory Quarryville First Team, Sub Jr.
2007 2 Davis Cody Shohola Second Team, Sub Jr.
2007 3 Spancake Dennis McAlisterville First Team, Veteran
2007 1 Blevins James Gettysburg Second Team, Veteran
2007 4 Kostkas Jack Tidioute Second Team, Veteran
2007 2 Edgreen Bruce Port Allegany Second Team, Veteran
2007 2 Alsippi Joe Avonmore Second Team, Sr. Vet
           
           
 2006
Year Selections Last Name First Name Town Team
2006 2 Pascoe Frank New Castle Second Team, Men
2006 1 Hostetter Sheldon Lebanon Second Team, Men
2006 5 Sandler Stephanie New Ringgold First Team, Women
2006 1 Pascoe Belinda New Castle Second Team, Women
2006 2 DeLong Daniel Millville Second Team, Junior
2006 2 Shissler Kory Quarryville First Team, Sub Jr.
2006 1 Davis Cody Shohola Second Team, Sub Jr.
2006 2 Spancake Dennis McAlisterville First Team, Veteran
2006 3 Kostkas Jack Tidioute Second Team, Veteran
2006 1 Edgreen Bruce Port Allegany Second Team, Veteran
2006 1 Alsippi Joe Avonmore Second Team, Sr. Vet
           
           
 2005
Year Selections Last Name First Name Town Team
2005 3 Huber Steve Bethel Second Team, Men
2005 4 Sandler Stephanie New Ringgold First Team, Women
2005 1 Delong Daniel Millville First Team, Junior
2005 1 Aldridge Jack Landenberg Second Team, Junior
2005 1 Gearhart Bryce Freeburg First Team, Sub Jr.
2005 1 Natcher Cory Ebensburg Second Team, Sub Jr.
2005 1 Shissler Kory Quarryville Second Team, Sub Jr.
2005 1 Spancake Dennis McAlisterville First Team, Veteran
2005 1 LeFever Robert Lancaster Second Team, Veteran
2005 2 Kostkas Jack Tidioute Second Team, Veteran
2005 5 Krepps Melvin Freedom First Team, Sr. Vet
2005 1 Deisher Jack Pottstown Second Team, Sr. Vet
2005 9 Kiser Harold Irvine Second Team, Sr. Vet
2005 2 Doyle Timothy Erie First Team, Chair
           
           
 2004
Year Selections Last Name First Name Town Team
2004 9 Darroch  Kenneth Aliquippa First Team, Men
2004 2 Huber  Steve Bethel Second Team, Men
2004 3 Sandler  Stephanie New Ringgold First Team, Women
2004 1 Hamilton  KayLynn Hyner Second Team, Women
2004 2 Bateman  Kim Slippery Rock Second Team, Women
2004 1 Kostkas  Jack Tidioute First Team, Veteran
2004 1 Richmond  Joshua Hillsgrove Second Team, Junior
2004 1 Hoffman  James Fleetwood Second Team, Junior
2004 1 Deal  Brandon Petrolia Second Team, Junior
2004 1 Doyle  Timothy Erie First Team, Chair
           
           
 2003
Year Selections Last Name First Name Town Team
2003 8 Darroch  Kenneth Aliquippa Second Team, Men
2003 1 Huber  Steve Bethel Second Team, Men
2003 2 Sandler  Stephanie New Ringgold Second Team, Women
2003 1 Bateman  Kim Slippery Rock Second Team, Women
2003 5 Pascoe  Joe New Castle Captain, Junior
2003 5 Berkhous  Charlie Columbus Second Team, Junior
2003 3 Sandler  Brendan New Ringgold Second Team, Junior
2003 1 Richmond  Joshua Hillsgrove First Team, Sub-Junior
2003 1 Woodford  Billy Kane First Team, Sub-Junior
           
           
 2002
Year Selections Last Name First Name Town Team
2002 7 Darroch  Kenneth Aliquippa First Team, Men
2002 1 Pascoe  Frank New Castle Second Team, Men
2002 4 Pascoe  Joe New Castle First Team, Junior
2002 4 Berkhous  Charlie Columbus First Team, Junior
2002 2 Sandler  Brendan New Ringgold Second Team, Junior
2002 1 Sandler  Stephanie New Ringgold First Team, Sub-Junior
           
           
 2001
Year Selections Last Name First Name Town Team
2001 6 Darroch  Kenneth Aliquippa First Team, Men
2001 1 Slaughter  Jody Sewickley Second Team, Women
2001 3 Pascoe  Joe New Castle First Team, Junior
2001 4 Spiridon  Dean Warren Second Team, Junior
2001 3 Berkhous  Charlie Columbus Second Team, Junior
2001 1 Sandler  Brendan New Ringgold First Team, Sub-Junior
2001 1 Burkey  Tom Chambersburg First Team, Veteran
           
           
 2000
Year Selections Last Name First Name Town Team
2000 5 Darroch  Kenneth Aliquippa Second Team, Men
2000 2 Pascoe  Joe New Castle Second Team, Junior
2000 3 Spiridon  Dean Warren Second Team, Junior
           
           

1999

Year Selections Last Name First Name Town Team
1999 4 Darroch  Kenneth Aliquippa Second Team, Men
1999 1 Lash  Glenn Lowber Second Team, Men
1999 1 Pascoe  Joe New Castle Second Team, Junior
1999 2 Berkhous  Charlie Columbus Second Team, Junior
1999 1 Spiridon  Chris Warren First Team, Sub-Junior
1999 5 Whitehead (Capt.)  Robert Hilltown First Team, Veteran
1999 8 Kiser  Harold Irvine First Team, Senior Veteran