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Twin Cities Live: High School Trapshooting

The students at Apple Valley High School have helped make trap shooting one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Twin Cities Live photographer and producer, Andrea Mayeux, joined the club to find out why more students are drawn to the new sport.

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DNR grants give trap shooting ranges a boost

(Released October 31, 2014) The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has approved nearly $400,000 in expedited small range trap shooting grants to expand, improve or upgrade trap shooting ranges across the state. The grants are the result of a $2.16 million legislative appropriation earlier this year that aims to increase shooting range capacity for youth trap […]

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NRHEG clay target team enjoying success, growth as fall season finishes

Far from the lights that their fall sports brethren compete under, members of one of the state’s fastest-growing activities are making plenty of noise — literally. The crack of shotgun fire fills the air at the Owatonna Gun Club in Hope Oct. 22, as the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva clay target team competed in its final shoot […]

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Northfield clay target team starts season strong

The Northfield Raiders Clay Target Team continues to grow. During the inaugural Spring season of 2013, the team had a roster of 42 athletes and Spring of 2014 the team grew to 61 athletes. The Minnesota High School Clay Target League also has a six-week fall league, of which the Raiders have participated. In the […]

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Minnesota State High School Clay Target League fall season student athlete participation doubles.

Led by the support of their schools and volunteer coaches, co-ed student athletes will participate on their high school team in shooting sports for six weeks through October at shooting ranges throughout Minnesota. And the number of students competing has grown dramatically – the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League will host 1,770 student athletes […]

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2014 MN High School Sports Concussion Report

The Minnesota Department of Health estimates that 2,974 sports-related concussions – or 22 per school – occurred among high school athletes statewide during the 2013-2014 school year.The Twin Cities rate for all sports was 1 concussion per 100 participating athletes with no adjustments made for actual playing time.Below are specific links related to the report. […]

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High school trapshooting teams are good news

When Kandi Gardner read a newspaper story a couple of years back noting that a neighboring high school had a trapshooting team, she knew her son’s school — Pillager High School — should have one, too. “So I proposed it to the school and everyone was very supportive,” Gardner said Friday. As she spoke, her […]

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