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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 Clay […]

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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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Shooting sports park hits a bullseye: DNR gives $420,000 for planned shooting sports park near Bemidji

BEMIDJI — The proposed shooting sports park northwest of Bemidji snagged a six-figure grant Thursday. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced it has given Beltrami County a $400,000-plus grant toward development of the Northland Regional Shooting Sports Park to be located near Highway 89 south of Jackpine Road.  The $419,732 grant was the largest […]

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St. Peter gives it a shot with clay target shooting team

There’s a new spring sport in town, and it’s the fastest growing sport in Minnesota. The St. Peter High School clay target trap shooting team — which has attracted 37 players in sixth- through 12th-grade and eight coaches — began practices in the 11-week season Sunday afternoon at Caribou Gun Club in preparation for the first […]

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2015 Scholarship

The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League is offering three $2,000 scholarships to student athletes that are participating in the 2015 spring league. The objectives of the scholarship program is to provide financial assistance for a student that is continuing his/her education after high school and to reward that student seeking a career in […]

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Belle Plaine Clay Target Shooters Set to Take Aim on New Season

One of the biggest spring sports in terms of student participation at Belle Plaine High School is one that many people are unaware it exists – the Minnesota State High School League Clay Target League.Belle Plaine entered the league in 2011 with 12 shooters. By 2014, there were over 40 shooters in the program and over […]

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Cardinals program continues to grow

The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League is up to 8,600 participating students across the state as it gets set for the spring season, and the Alexandria program is doing its part to contribute to those numbers.  The Cardinals continue to add shooters, going from 65 members last season to 84 registered shooters this […]

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970 WDAY: Jay Thomas Show On Demand with John Nelson

Host Jay Thomas is joined by John Nelson to discuss the exploding popularity of the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League and the North Dakota State High School Clay Target League.  Click on the play button below to listen to the interview.

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Osakis joins expanding clay target league

The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League has continued its upward climb in popularity heading into the 2015 season, and another local program has joined the fold. Osakis is now one of more than 235 teams from across the state that will provide trapshooting as a sport for their students. That’s up from 185 […]

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Coaches: Athlete Registration

Athlete Registration Fees Due April 1st Invoices will be emailed to the head coach on March 16th. Below are simple steps to pay your team’s registration fees for the 2015 spring league!   On March 9th, the team’s head coach will receive a Team Validation email that will confirm the number of student athletes on […]

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