Northland teens’ interest in trapshooting gets support at gun club

The state’s fastest-growing high school sport doesn’t require a ball, a puck or a bat. What it requires is a shotgun. The sport is trapshooting, in which young shooters toe a line and draw beads on clay discs slicing through the spring sky. Students from Hermantown, Proctor and a combined Duluth team gather at the [...]

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Kingsland students take part in fast-growing sport of trapshooting

 Courtney Erding and Jackson Rindels love to trap, naturally. It’s all about breaking clay. “Trap shooting uses your natural ability to point in sync with your hand-eye coordination to consistently break as many clay targets out of 25. The clay target is an approximately 4-inch disk flying through the air in random directions,” explained Kingsland [...]

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Trap shooting gaining popularity with high schools

  The growth in the participation numbers for high school trap shooting in Minnesota has been admirable over the past four years. It began when Jim Sable started a high school trap shooting team with 10 students in Hopkins in 2001. It expanded the following year to include teams from Minnetonka and Excelsior. Growth was [...]

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New BHS sport hits the target; Trap & Skeet Club is a blast, students say

Bailey Windecker, a senior at Bemidji High School, said she’s been shooting for as long as she can remember. On a recent Tuesday, she set up beside four of her peers as they lined up at the Bemidji Trap & Skeet Club and took turns firing at clay targets. “It’s my senior year,” Windecker said. [...]

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$2,500 scholarship award available to MSHSCTL senior athletes

Submit your application by May 1st. The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League (WSHSCTL) is offering one $2,500 scholarship to a student athlete that is participating in the 2014 spring league. This opportunity is to provide financial assistance for a student that is continuing his/her education after high school and to reward a student [...]

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Trap shooting: Growing sport hits the mark with area students

This year marks a significant development for Stillwater Area High School’s Clay Target Club with the institution of the first-ever Minnesota State High School League-sanctioned tournament. The competition is scheduled to occur during the second week of June, and is notable because Minnesota is the first state to have a state-sanctioned trap shooting tournament like [...]

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Shop online for MSHSCTL pins, caps, hoodies and gear

Looking for that perfect gift for your trapshooting athlete? Need to order team pins for lettering? Look no further than the MSHSCTL online shop for the latest in MSHSCTL gear! Order MSHSCTL pins, caps, blankets, hoodies, patches, window clings and more for everyone on your team. Click here to shop and order online!

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In memory: Mickenzy Segler – Jordan High School Trap Team

Mickenzy Rae Segler, age 18, was just beginning to experience life, when she was taken from her family suddenly, due to a car accident, on the snowy Tuesday evening of March 18, 2014. Friends will be able to greet Mickenzy’s family, on Friday, March 21, from 3-7 pm, at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, 104 West First [...]

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Join us at the St. Paul Bird, Buck, Bait, & Boat Expo this week!

Stop by Booth C188 this Thursday – Sunday, March 6-9th!!! Winter’s biggest entertainment value is happening March 6-9th, 2014 at the St. Paul Bird, Buck, Bait & Boat Expo in the Warner Coliseum at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. With FREE parking galore and tons to see this show promises to be the highlight of the [...]

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Deadline for teams to join the clay target league is March 1st

More than 60 new high school trap teams have joined the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League for 2014. Your school can join Minnesota’s fastest-growing and safest sport too! But you have to hurry. March 1st is the deadline to have schools join the League. Because after that, you’ll have to wait until next [...]

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