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MN Prep Spotlight Show 38

View the Minnesota Prep Spotlight episode from School Space Media where “Clay Target Shooting, a very unique high school competition” is featured. Click here to view the episode.

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TRF teen with spina bifida giving it his best shot, having a blast

THIEF RIVER FALLS—Broken glasses are a setback when shooting clay targets, but Avory Erickson didn’t let that stop him Tuesday afternoon at the Thief River Falls Trapshooting Club. Compared to the challenges the Lincoln High School junior has faced in his 17 years, broken glasses are a minor inconvenience. To prove it, Erickson proceeded to […]

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Trap shooting explodes

Growth of the Kimball High School trap shooting team illustrates what’s going on statewide as a sport in its second official year takes off. KIMBALL – Arianna Davis used to tag along when her brother Hunter practiced at the Kimball Rod & Gun Club. This year, the seventh-grader joined him on the Kimball High School […]

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Minnesota’s second most popular HS sport? Trap shooting, believe it or not

Traditionally, it’s widely held that football is the most popular sport in any state’s high school league, with basketball a relatively close second and everything else following behind at a relative distance. Not in Minnesota. Yes, football is still the state’s most popular prep pastime, but trapshooting comes in at a close second. That’s right. […]

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Growing high school sport makes its way to Lake County

Trapshooting has always been a hobby for hunters and enthusiasts alike. It has also been used as a way for hunters to get practice for bird season. Today, trapshooting is one of the fastest growing high school sports in Minnesota. The high school sport of trapshooting, or target shooting, began in 2001 with just a […]

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Target shooting’s wild rise as a Minnesota school sport

Number of participants continues to soar for high school trapshooting. This spring 8,600 Minnesota students are drawing shotguns to their shoulders, squeezing triggers and busting clay targets that scream across the sky at nearly 42 miles per hour. Collectively, these athletes will pull triggers some 6 million times. Virtually nonexistent a decade ago, clay target […]

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The first-ever Park Rapids Area High School trapshooting team formed this spring with 13 members from grades 9-12.

Park Rapids students have a new sport to compete in this spring that fits right in with outdoors sporting traditions of the area. The Park Rapids High School Trapshooting team formed this spring and completed its second practice Monday with one more practice shoot to go before competition starts April 27. Trapshooting head coach Phil […]

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Clay target league sees rapid burst in popularity

  The fastest growing high school sport in Minnesota isn’t played with a ball or a puck — it’s played with a gun. It isn’t hard to explain the sport’s rapid burst in popularity. “I love shooting guns,” said Nick Viertel, a senior at St. Croix Lutheran. “Shooting guns and breaking clays.” The Minnesota State High School […]

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DNR awards more trap range grants

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued $823,359 in a second round of trap range grants to 29 facilities across the state as part of a statewide effort to promote the development and enhancement of trap-shooting facilities. There were 26 small trap range grants approved for funding totaling $323,627. Three grants larger than $25,000 […]

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