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Get on track with the Shooter Performance Tracker!

Monitor your progress easily and set goals.   The Shooter Performance Tracker™ (SPT) is Minnesota State High School Clay Target League’s exclusive performance tracking tool provided to all participants of the League. Each athlete receives personal access to the web-based application to monitor their True Team™ scoring and progress rankings compared against their team, their […]

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Wayzata High School Trap Shooters Compete Against Plymouth Police

Each side learned something from the other during the friendly competition, which could become an annual event. By Kelly Smith Star Tribune Jim Sable has watched trap shooting become Minnesota’s fastest-growing high school sport and was looking for a new way to test his shooters. Why not put them up against the local police? On […]

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‘Wear to Win’ Winners Announced!

Game Fair 2016 has come to a close! Ron Schara from Minnesota Bound drew the winning names at the close of the fair on Sunday! 1st Prize: 10 Cases of ammunition – Faribault High Schools Hunter G. is now the hero for registering his school!   2nd Prize: 6 Cases of ammunition – Anoka High […]

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2016 Spring Recap!

The 2016 Spring Season is done! Many thanks to all the students, coaches, parents, and volunteers that worked hard to make it a successful season! 2016 Conference Awards View 2016 Spring Trap League Awards View 2016 Spring Skeet League Awards 2016 State Trap Shooting Championship Please click on each link below for the final results […]

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Coach Education and Support Program

The Coach Education And Support Program provides an education support platform for coaches to help themselves, other coaches, and student athletes. This program is consistent with the League’s mission, and policies and procedures. Features of the Coach Education And Support Program: Get your questions answered through blogging with an experienced coach! View instructional videos Contact the […]

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List of 2016 MSHSL State Tournament Qualifying Teams

Congratulations to the 38 teams that qualify for the 2016 Minnesota State High School League State Tournament! Each year the top teams are determined by performance at the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League State Trap Shooting Championships, those teams then move on to compete for the ultimate prize – the MSHSL State Trophy! […]

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Keep Track of Championship Standings in Real Time!

The Clay Target Leaderboard is the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League’s EXCLUSIVE tournament score-tracking system! You can keep track of your scores, tournament standings, and individual awards as scores are entered! Visit claytargetleaderboard.com on your desktop computer or download the mobile apps now!

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Congratulations All-State Team!

The league recognizes those students with the top 100 league averages as the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League All-State Team.  These top athletes will receive a special All-State patch, and are qualified for the 2016 MSHSL State Tournament June 25th in Prior Lake. Please congratulate the following 106 athletes on their success!  Kory […]

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SPT Mobile App Now Available!

NOW AVAILABLE FOR ANDROID AND iOS! The Shooter Performance Tracker® (SPT) is The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League’s exclusive performance tracking tool provided to all participants of the League. Each athlete receives personal access to the web-based application to monitor their True Team® scoring and progress compared against their team, their conference, and […]

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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 Season Participating Schools

Two hundred and ninety-three high school trap shooting teams along with twenty-eight skeet shooting teams will represent their schools in competition in the 2016 Spring Season of the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League. Trap shooting teams and their athletes will also be invited to the 2016 MNSHSCTL Trap Shooting Championship June 14th – […]

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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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More and More Schools are Joining the League!

Over three dozen new teams will take part in the 2016 Minnesota State High School Clay Target League! They will join over 300 other high school teams across the state as over 10,000 student athletes represent their schools in competition. The teams and their athletes will also be invited to the 2016 MNSHSCTL Trapshooting Championship June […]

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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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2015 Fall Trap League Awards

Congratulations to all teams and individuals on their 2015 Fall Trap League accomplishments. Awards will be sent to teams and individuals in about 7-10 days. League officials will coordinate efforts with coaches. Thank you coaches, schools, parents and gun clubs for helping introduce more students to shootings sports! Go to Team Awards View all final results […]

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2015 Fall Skeet League Awards

Congratulations to all teams and individuals on their 2015 Fall Skeet League accomplishments. Awards will be sent to teams and individuals in about 7-10 days. League officials will coordinate efforts with coaches. Thank you coaches, schools, parents and gun clubs for helping introduce more students to shootings sports! View all final results Team Awards

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Join Minnesota’s fastest-growing sport for 2016!

Many schools throughout Minnesota are already joining the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League’s 2016 spring league. Join the more than 10,000 student athletes and more than 300 teams that are expected to participate! The deadline for team to join the League is March 1. But don’t wait! Click here to get all the […]

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Bloomberg: U.S. High Schools Embrace Shooting as Hot New Sport

Published July 9, 2015 by Esmé E Deprez – Bloomberg The giddy 13-year-old boys oohed and aahed as they stared down the black shotgun barrels and aimed at clay targets they imagined whizzing through the air. “You guys are welcome to test any of these out,” said Dusty Minke, a sales agent for Browning, as […]

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Clay Target League Remains Safest High School Sport

While one of the main concerns for parents with children sports is safety, each year millions of student athletes are injured while playing high-school sports. Clay Target shooting however remains one of the safest high school activities nationwide. According to the latest statistics from the Center for Injury Research & Policy, boys’ football tops the list […]

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Gun Digest: Shooting Sports’ Numbers are Swelling Among Teens

Published July 15th, 2015 by Elwood Shelton – Gun Digest The kids today, well they seem to be doing all right. At least the ones who have hitched their stars to the fast-growing extracurricular activity of sport shooting. Yes, breaking clays and nailing bull’s eyes have gained traction among American teens and young adults. Not […]

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