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Bemidji – Trap shooting team program proposed

BEMIDJI – The school board here is mulling a proposal to establish a student trap shooting team. Brad Smith, president of the Bemidji Trap and Skeet Club, appeared before the Bemidji school board last week asking for its support in creating a team that would compete in weekly trap-shooting competitions, beginning spring 2014. Jim Hess, […]

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This spring, LW looks to build on inaugural clay target season

It probably wouldn’t have taken much of an imagination to imagine it. At least not for the hunters in the group, which includes about every member of the Lake of the Woods School clay target team. A handful of the school’s shooters took their turns at the blaze-orange, fast-flying clays during the team’s first practice […]

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On target for another great year

Alexandria’s clay target team will try to defend a conference championship as its second season begins With just one year of high school competition under their belts, you would think that Alexandria clay target shooters would still be learning the ropes. You’d be wrong. In just the first year as an organized high school sport, […]

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Eden Prairie Clay Target League sees growth

Trapshooting is Minnesota’s fastest growing high school sport and the Eden Prairie team is no exception. Participation in the unique sport is up 341 percent in the state and participation has more than doubled for the Eden Prairie team as they enter their third season. “Our team has seen a lot of growth and I […]

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The Delano Tiger Trap team isn’t just for the boys. Sophomore Kalley Johnson (left) and Kailyn Warne are two of the three girls on the team. Johnson is an established archery hunter who wants to learn how to gun hunt, while Warne is a veteran of gun hunting who wants to better her shooting skills.

Pulling together – trapshooting team joins Delano High School family

In the spring of 2014, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) is adding trapshooting to its list of sanctioned activities, and Delano will be involved. Delano will be one of more than 100 teams in the league, which will earn its competitors varsity letters and end each June at a state tournament. In preparation […]

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A group of trap shooters stand on the line waiting their turn to shoot during Tuesday night's trap shooting at the Becker County Sportsman's Club. Brian Basham/Tribune

Taking aim at a new sport

Detroit Lakes High School students are taking a shot at a new sport. “Pull!” they yell loudly just seconds before taking aim at the painted clay pigeon that’s hurled into the air. “I’ve hunted all my life,” said 15-year old Colton Davis, “and so I thought it’d be fun to try this.” Davis is among […]

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Trap team prepares for competition

The first-ever GSL trap shooting team will participate in the 2013 Minnesota State High School Clay Target League (MSHSCTL) this year. The team is lead by head coach Doug Fegley of Stewart. Fegley has been teaching firearm safety courses through community education at Shady Lanes Sportsmen Club, south of Glencoe, for approximately 10 years. At […]

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Perfection has its privileges.

Only those who have earned perfection join the 25- and 50-Straight Club from the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League. Not only will an athlete get recognized as a member of the Club, he or she will receive a patch to showcase their achievement. See the members of the Club here.

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R-P sets up clay target team

Want to know the fastest growing sport in Minnesota? With March Madness in the air you may think basketball, but surprisingly, it’s trapshooting. Since its inception as league sport for Minnesota students in 2001, the popularity of the sport has skyrocketed from a mere 3 teams, 3 schools, and 30 athletes to an astounding 57 […]

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Clay target shooting new high school sport in Northfield

It’s the safest high school sport in Minnesota, with not one injury recorded since its inception in 2001. It’s also the fastest-growing sport, with its 341 percent increase in participation since 2010 making the often-cited growth of lacrosse seem like molasses. And it’s coming to Northfield. Northfield is the newest member of the Minnesota State […]

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Grows By Leaps & Bounds

Jon Leverenz didn’t know what to expect. When he and another teacher at Bloomington Jefferson – Don Verdegan – discussed the idea of a school trapshooting team, then got school officials to sign off on the plan, he had no clue how many kids would attend the informational meeting, or ultimately sign up to join […]

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School Board OKs trap shooting team

Fergus Falls Journal, Tuesday, February 26, 2013 – The Fergus Falls School Board voted unanimously Monday night to approve a sporting clay target team. But school board members also clarified where the team will be practicing and competing following concerns from the public. School Board chairperson Melanie Cole said members of the public had expressed […]

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Fergus Falls looks to start the high school's first trap shooting team

Fergus Falls, MN (WDAY TV – 2/15/13) — A group in Fergus Falls is aiming to start the high school’s first trap shooting team. In the middle of a nationwide gun debate timing couldn’t be worse. But after a meeting earlier this week, organizers say support couldn’t be better. It’s a sport much more common at Fergus […]

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Easy fundraising program for your high school trap team

Earn $100 for every 25 products sold! The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League has partnered with Greater American Ribs to bring your high school trap team an exciting fundraising opportunity. Greater American Ribs is proud to offer you a delicious line of Minnesota made restaurant quality BBQ Ribs, Shredded Pork, Shredded Chicken and Snack […]

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Is trapshooting high school's safest sport?

When compared to other high school sports in the high school sports-related injury study, trapshooting may be the safest sport for student athletes. Since the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League’s inception in 2001, there has been no reported injuries to any any participant during any scheduled practices or competition. That’s right, zero, since […]

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2013 scholarship program announced

The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League is offering one $1,000 scholarship to a student athlete that is participating in the 2013 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 […]

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Minnesota's fastest growing high school sport

Since 2008, the League has doubled in athlete participation each year. Last year, 1,500 participants represented 57 teams and 100 schools. For 2013, the League has more than double in size again with more than 3,400 participants, 115 high school trap teams, and 195 participating schools. With this kind of growth, the Minnesota State High […]

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Athlete Registration.

Online registration of student athletes is available for parents. Student athlete registration is coordinated through your high school’s trap team coach. Any participating athlete must be registered with your coach prior to receiving access to the online registration. All registering athletes must submit a Firearms Safety Certification number during registration. You will not be able […]

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Spring league doubles in size for 2013!

League doubles in size again, and again, and again, and again, and again. In the 2012 spring league, the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League had 1,500 student athletes representing 57 teams participate. For 2013, 114 teams and more than 3,000 student athletes have already committed to participate in this year’s spring league. With […]

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Minnesota State High School League approves state championship

The Minnesota State High School League, at their Board of Directors meeting on December 6, 2012, approved a presenting partner state tournament with the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League for June in 2014. Trapshooting will be recognized as a sport like all other high school sports, thus making Minnesota the first state in […]

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VIDEO – How the League got Started

Jim Sable, Executive Director and Founder of the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League talks about how the league got started in 2001 and how it has grown to become Minnesota’s fastest growing high school sport.

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