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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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Wear Your Championship T-Shirt at the Game Fair and Get a Free Gift!

  It’s Game Fair time again, and we’ve got an opportunity for our athletes to score a special gift!   Stop by our booth wearing your Minnesota State High School Clay Target League Championship T-shirt, and we’ll give you a special gift just for proudly showing off your favorite high school sport.  Our booth is […]

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Dover-Eyota may ramp up sports offerings

There will be a few more sports opportunities at Dover-Eyota High School next year. The school board voted unanimously to support a new clay shooting team Monday night. Middle school principal and activities director John Ostrowski told the board that more than 150 students answering a survey on sports opportunities expressed interest in joining a […]

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

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 the teens elbowed each other for spots at his kiosk. […]

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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.

Clay Target Shooting In Minnesota, The Hot High School Sport

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kalley Johnson was hunting with her father by age 4. She had a bow and arrow in hand two years later. She once shot a zebra on a productive big-game trip to Namibia. Who knew those skills would earn her varsity letters? “Sometimes if I tell a random person I’m on the […]

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High schools: Minnesota target shooting group now a model

Several hundred high school boys and girls will compete Saturday in Prior Lake for the state individual and team crowns in trapshooting. The second annual State Clay Target Tournament sanctioned by the Minnesota State High School League serves as showpiece for the sport, which has exploded in growth in its short history and is now […]

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2015 Minnesota State High School League Tournament Champions

Congratulations to all participants and champions at the 2015 Minnesota State High School League Clay Target State Tournament. Student athletes from the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League competed in the second annual State Tournament at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake, Minnesota. 100 student athletes with the season highest averages qualified for the […]

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2015 State Tournament Qualifiers

Congratulations to all Minnesota State High School Clay Target League qualifying teams and individuals invited to participate in the Minnesota State High School League’s 2015 State Tournament! The Minnesota State High School League presenting partner tournament offers the highest achievers in individual and team trapshooting competition the opportunity to compete and be recognized in a state […]

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Conference Champions Trap

2015 Trap Spring League Conference Champions Congratulations to all individual and teams! The conference award presentation will occur at the 2015 Trap Shooting Championship. Awards: Team 1-2 places, High Gun (by gender) 1-3 places. Click here to view all individual award winners! Click here to view 2015 Spring Trap League scores and standings. 1st Place Individual: Class A Conference […]

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Conference Champions Skeet

2015 Skeet Spring League Conference Champions Congratulations to all individual and teams! The conference award presentation will occur at the 2015 Skeet Shooting Championship. Awards: Team 1-2 places, High Gun (by gender) 1-3 places. Click here to view the individual award winners! Click here to view 2015 Spring Skeet League scores and standings. 1st Place Team […]

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2015 Skeet Shooting Championship – June 21st

Welcome to the inaugural Minnesota State High School Clay Target League’s 2015 Skeet Shooting Championship! More than 130 student athletes representing 20 high school skeet teams will participate at the Minneapolis Gun Club on Sunday, June 21st. Click here to download the field and shooting time schedule. Schedule: Coach check-in: 8:00 a.m. Opening ceremonies: 8:30 a.m. […]

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2015 Trapshooting Championship – June 11th-16th

Due to the large increase of participants for 2015, the Championship has added a day to accompany as many teams and participants. Class A – Thursday, June 11thClass 2A – Friday, June 12thClass 3A – Saturday, June 13thClass 4A – Sunday, June 14thClass 5A – Monday, June 15thClass 6A – Tuesday, June 16th Field and […]

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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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