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OVER 10,000 STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN 2016 MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL CLAY TARGET LEAGUE THIS SPRING

Minneapolis, MN – 10,361 student participants from 319 high school teams will participate in the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League’s (MNSHSCTL) 2016 spring season, which began April 3rd. Those are the highest numbers ever for the state, according to league officials. “This League continues to be the fastest-growing activity in Minnesota schools,” said […]

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2016 Spring Trap Conferences

For the 2016 Spring League, 292 high school trap teams are assigned conferences based on a similar number of team members. The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League’s 2016 Trap Shooting Championship in Alexandria will host about 7,000 student athletes and 20,000 spectators! Teams are assigned their competition day based on their assigned Class.  Click here […]

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2016 Spring Skeet Conferences

For the 2016 Spring League, 27 high school skeet teams are assigned conferences based on a similar number of team members. (#) = Number of athlete’s scores used for each team to determine True Team™ scoring points earned. CLASS A True Team # CONFERENCE 1 5 Anoka High School Champlin Park High School Staples Motley […]

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Ready. Set. PULL.

High School Trap Teams Growing In Popularity By Hannah Burlingame – lillenews.com The trap field at South St. Paul Rod & Gun seems like it is covered in fluorescent orange snow. Only on closer examination is it apparent it’s not snow. It’s actually clay pigeons. Some of them are in pieces after being hit by […]

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Spring League Athlete Registration

Athlete registration now CLOSED Whether a student athlete is from the previous year’s team or is new to the team, ALL student athletes are required to register. Below is the registration process for a student athlete for the 2016 spring league: The registrant be the legal parent or guardian of the student athlete, OR You are […]

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BIG SUCCESS: MINNESOTA HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE – A REPORT BY DANA FARRELL

REPRINTED FROM NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015 ISSUE OF TRAPSHOOTINGUSA EIGHT YEARS AFTER ITS INCEPTION, THE MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL CLAY TARGET LEAGUE BOASTS A MEMBERSHIP OF 8,600 STUDENTS. ITS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP THIS YEAR DREW 5,100 KIDS – PROBABLY THE LARGEST SHOOTING SPORTS EVENT IN THE WORLD. When Jim Sable looked around the room at his fellow Plymouth, […]

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Gun Sellers Have High Hopes For High School Shooting Leagues

Sapna Maheshwari – BuzzFeed: “In most sports, young athletes spend years honing skills that they’ll never use when they’re older,” the cartoon video begins, panning over a dejected football player, cheerleader, and lacrosse goalie. “But one sport provides a gateway to a lifetime of enjoyment and expertise: shooting sports.” That’s from the homepage of the […]

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DNR funds shooting range projects

(Released December 3, 2015) The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announces awards of nearly $371,000 to 22 shooting range projects across the state through a shooting range grants initiative approved by the 2014 Legislature. “The 22 projects provide safe and accessible recreational shooting opportunities throughout Minnesota, with an emphasis on enhancing youth participation opportunities,” said […]

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NFHS – Clay Target Shooting Gaining Popularity in Minnesota

You won’t hear the shrill of a whistle when you are on a Clay Target range. Nor will you see an official in pinstripes reporting an infraction to a scorers’ table or a referee throwing a penalty flag. The blossoming sport doesn’t use officials, and leaders don’t think they will need them, at least for […]

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Trap team success goes beyond shooting

Published Nov 9th in the Pope County Tribune The first year for the Minnewaska trap team is now history. The team competed in both a spring and fall season and had good participation numbers and results for both. The team is open to both boys and girls and was well represented both in gender and […]

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