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Nearly 12,000 Students Participate in Minnesota's Clay Target Season

By John Nelson/KXRA on April 13, 2018 state news Print

From KXRA:

Overall, 11,936 student participants from 349 high school teams are participating in the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League's (MNSHSCTL) 2018 spring season, which began April 1st. Those are the highest participation numbers ever for the state, according to League officials.

“This League continues to be one of the largest high school sports in the state of Minnesota,” said Jim Sable, President of the MNSHSCTL, “Such high participation shows the continued demand for alternative high school activities related to Minnesota's longstanding outdoor traditions."

The League's co-ed and adaptive nature are key attractions to high schools in Minnesota. The League is fully Title IX compliant with both male and female athletes competing on the same team. Additionally, it's an 'adaptive' sport, which allows students with physical disabilities to take part.

Upon completion of the Spring League’s regular season, all student athletes are invited to participate in individual and team competitions at the 2018 MNSHSCTL Trap Shooting Championship. The event - the world's largest shooting sport event with about 8,000 competitors expected - is scheduled for June 11th-19th at the Alexandria Shooting Park, while the Skeet Championship will be held at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake June 20th-21st.

The trap shooting season culminates with the State Tournament presented by the Minnesota State High School League on June 22nd in Prior Lake. The State Tournament provides the opportunity for the highest qualifying individuals and teams from the MNSHSCTL to compete for the ultimate recognition as Minnesota State High School League State Champions. The Minnesota State High School League was the first state high school interscholastic athletic association in the United States to provide support and recognition for a high school trap shooting state tournament.

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