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2022 Spring Season Awards!

Congratulations to all of the participants this spring! Thank you coaches, schools, parents and gun clubs for supporting the next generation of outdoor clay target shooting sport athletes! See all standings at https://claytargetscoring.com/public/ Trap For the 2022 Spring Trap League, 51 high school teams are assigned to 2 classes and 9 conferences based on team […]

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2022 Spring Season Conference Assignments

The 2022 Spring Season is here! Thank you coaches, schools, parents and gun clubs for supporting the next generation of outdoor clay target shooting sport athletes! Trap For the 2022 Spring Trap League, 51 high school teams are assigned to 2 classes and 9 conferences based on team size. Classes determine shooting day at the […]

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2022 Spring League

Spring League Registration – Feb 1st to March 21st! Schools and student athletes from across the state are invited to join the Spring League! Student athletes considering joining a team are required to earn League-approved firearm safety certification. New Athletes: Contact your coach to get a Team ID and then visit ClayTargetGO! to create your […]

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2021 Fall League Awards!

Congratulations to all of this year’s Fall League participants, and thank you to all of the parents, coaches, and team staff for another safe and exciting season!Awards will be shipped to teams’ addresses in TMS, please allow two to three weeks for packaging and shipping. Trap For the 2021 Fall Trap League, 11 high school […]

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2021 Fall League Conference Assignments

The 2021 Fall Season is here! Thank you coaches, schools, parents and gun clubs for helping introduce more students to shooting sports! Trap For the 2021 Fall Trap League, 11 high school teams are assigned to 2 conferences based on team size. (#) = Number of athlete’s scores used for each team to determine True […]

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2021 Spring Season Awards!

Congratulations to all of the participants of the 2021 Spring Season!Thank you coaches, schools, parents and gun clubs for helping introduce more students to shooting sports! 2021 Spring Trap League 2021 Spring Skeet League 2021 Spring 5-Stand League – National Conference 2021 Spring Sporting Clays League – National Conference

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2021 Spring Conferences

The 2021 Spring Season is here! Thank you coaches, schools, parents and gun clubs for helping introduce more students to shooting sports! For the 2021 Spring Trap League, 47 high school teams are assigned to 8 conferences across 2 classes based on team size. Classes determine shooting day for the State Tournament (#) = Number […]

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2020 Fall Season Conferences & Awards!

Congratulations to all teams and individuals on their 2020 Fall League accomplishments! Awards will be mailed beginning 12/1. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Thank you coaches, schools, parents and gun clubs for helping introduce more students to shootings sports! Trap Shooting View the weekly standings HERE For the 2020 Fall Trap League, 8 high […]

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A Special Thank You

This spring, COVID-19 challenged League athletes, teams, and families across the nation. In order to provide the most opportunity for League athletes to participate, the League’s board of directors approved a package of modifications to our regular season operations. These changes included an extended registration period and a longer extended season that necessitated the cancellation […]

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Over $138,000 Raised From League Supporters!

In the last decade, the USA Clay Target League has grown from 30 students athletes on three teams in Minnesota to more than 32,000 registered athletes across over 1,000 teams nationwide last in 2019. Unfortunately, as a result of COVID-19, the League faced unprecedented challenges. This spring saw 80% of schools and more than 28,000 […]

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Start A Team

It’s fun for everyone… The purpose of the South Dakota State High School Clay Target League is to attract students to participate in shooting sports while creating friendly competition among high schools throughout South Dakota! With the assistance of hundreds of volunteer coaches and parents, student athletes in grades six through twelve represent their high […]

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The Safe Choice

Click The Infographic To Download & Share! The Fall Season will soon be upon us, and school administrations are making tough decisions regarding Fall sports and activities across the state. Clay Target Sports are a low-risk sport based on the recommendations from the CDC and the National Federation of High Schools. The League has a […]

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League Adds Sporting Clays and 5-Stand Clay Target Disciplines

The USA High School Clay Target League is excited to announce that the clay target disciplines of ‘Sporting Clays’ and ‘5-Stand’ have been added to their highly popular high school clay target shooting programs, in which over 30,000 student athletes participate. The inclusion of sporting clays and 5-stand will provide exciting new clay target shooting […]

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2020 All-State Team!

Congratulations to the individuals below for having the top overall averages for the 2020 Spring League! Each student listed below will get a special 2020 All-State Team Patch! Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. 2020 Trap All-State Team: 1Caleb SimonsHot Springs High School24.402Katie WelkerWinner/Colome High School24.203Kameron BrownMitchell High School24.004Jaeger KampaGroton Area High School23.805Jena KoppHot Springs […]

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2020 Spring Season Conferences & Awards!

Congratulations to all teams and individuals on their 2020 Spring League accomplishments! Awards will be mailed. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Thank you coaches, schools, parents and gun clubs for helping introduce more students to shootings sports! Trap Conference Awards: Skeet Conference Awards: For the 2020 Spring Trap League, 17 high school teams are […]

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The USA Clay Target League and COVID-19

UPDATE – Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 USA Clay Target League 2020 Modified Fall Season The USA Clay Target League thanks all of our athletes, parents, coaches, and sponsors for their patience and understanding to considering participating in the League in this unprecedented time.Due to the current uncertainty related to COVID-19, the League is announcing a […]

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Spring League Athlete Registration Information!

Student athlete registration will open on February 3 and close on March 23 at NOON CT. Student athlete registration for the spring season will be coordinated through the League’s Athlete Management System (AMS) on ClayTargetGO!. New Students:  Contact your coach to receive a Team ID that enables you to make a new AMS profile in […]

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2019 Fall League Results & Awards!

Congratulations to all teams and individuals on their 2019 Fall League accomplishments! Awards will be mailed to the team shipping address listed in TMS. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Thank you coaches, schools, parents and gun clubs for helping introduce more students to shootings sports!  Trap

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Fall 2019 Conferences Announced!

For the 2019 Fall Trap League, 6 high school teams are assigned to 1 conference.(#) = Number of athlete’s scores used for each team to determine True Team™ scoring points earned. Conference 1 (6) Belle Fourche High School Bon Homme High School De Smet High School Hot Springs High School Mitchell High School Winner/Colome High […]

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Pull!: Kernel trapshooting team continues to grow

Written By: Ryan T. Deal – The participation numbers remain steady for the Mitchell High School Trapshooting team. This year, 33 Kernels are participating in the South Dakota High School Clay Target League. Last season, the MHS Trapshooting team had 35 shooters and 14 the year before.

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2019 Scholarship Recipients Announced!

Congratulations to the 25 recipients of the Jim Sable Environment & Conservation Education Scholarship! Jim recognized that education came before anything else.  He would always ask his students if they had gotten their homework done, asked about the grades, and encourage them to succeed academically.  As a student mentor, Jim felt that it was his […]

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2019 Spring League Results & Awards!

Congratulations to all teams and individuals on their 2019 Spring League accomplishments! Awards will be handed out at the State Tournament Thank you coaches, schools, parents and gun clubs for helping introduce more students to shootings sports!

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Tournament Registration Complete!

All teams and student athletes are invited to participate! Registration is now complete! See you in June! To register for the tournament: A coach must login to the Team Management System (TMS) and select the tournament page. Follow the instructions to select the athlete registration fee ($35 includes targets and official tournament t-shirt) payment preference – […]

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Spring 2019 Conferences Announced!

For the 2019 Spring Trap League, 39 high school teams are assigned to 2 classes and 5 conferences based on a similar number of team members. Classes determine shooting days at the Trap Shooting State Tournament. Class 1A – June 8th Class 2A – June 9th For the 2019 Spring Skeet League, 4 high school […]

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2019 Spring Skeet League

Join South Dakota’s newest and safest high school sport! Schools and student athletes from across South Dakota are invited to join the 2019 Spring Skeet League! Student athletes considering joining a team are required to earn a League-approved firearm safety certification. Existing teams may have limited availability to add new athletes – check with your school. New […]

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2019 State Skeet Tournament

Everyone is invited to participate! Date: June 8th, 2019 – 8:00AM (Opening Ceremony – 7:45am) Location: Aberdeen Gun Club Click Here to download the 2019 Skeet Shooting Schedule & Field Assignments The South Dakota State High School Clay Target League invites all student athletes to participate in the State Skeet Tournament. In order of importance, […]

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South Dakota’s First Collegiate Varsity Shotgun Sports Team

  YANKTON, SD — Coach Randy Hummel loves two things, shotgun sports and family. The veteran 4H Shooting Sports instructor and former NRA Hunter Class Silhouette Pistol competitor has been peering down barrels, and teaching others do the same, for most of his life. So, when Mount Marty College (MMC) asked him to take his […]

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2018 All-State Team!

The League recognizes those students with the top 50 League averages as the All-State Team!  These top athletes will receive a special All-State patch!  Congratulations to the 2018 All-State Team! Luke Hennebold Winner/Colome High School  Wyatt Rose Pierre TF Riggs High School  Isabel Myren Pierre TF Riggs High School  Cole Swanson Canton High School  Egan […]

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2018 Spring League Results & Awards!

Awards will be handed out at the State Tournament on June 10th. Thank you coaches, schools, parents and gun clubs for helping introduce more students to shootings sports! See below for conference award listings.  Reserve Week scores are used in the event of ties. View all final results

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2018 Spring League Conferences Announced!

For the 2018 Spring League, 36 high school teams are assigned to 5 conferences based on a similar number of team members. (#) = Number of athlete’s scores used for each team to determine True Team™ scoring points earned.   CONFERENCE 1 (5) Armour High School Dakota Christian School De Smet High School Kimball High […]

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NEARLY 1,000 STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN SDSHSCTL 2018 SPRING SEASON

South Dakota  –  949 students from 36 South Dakota high school teams are participating in the South Dakota State High School Clay Target League’s (SDSHSCTL) 2018 spring trap shooting season, which began April 1st. Last year there were 515 students on 21 teams. “Clay target shooting as an activity for South Dakota high school athletes […]

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2017 All-State Team!

The league recognizes those students with the top 50 league averages (including ties) as the South Dakota State High School Clay Target League All-State Team.  These top athletes will receive a special All-State patch, and have earned the right to be called one of the best in the state! Please congratulate the following 50 athletes […]

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2017 Spring League Awards

Congratulations to all teams and individuals on their 2017 Spring League accomplishments! Awards will be handed out at the State Tournament on June 10th. Thank you coaches, schools, parents and gun clubs for helping introduce more students to shootings sports! See below for conference award listings.  Reserve Week scores are used in the event of ties. […]

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2017 State Tournament Registration!

Everyone is invited to participate! The League invites all student athletes to participate in the State Tournament! Contact your head coach to be registered on your team for the tournament.  Once added to the tournament roster, an email will be sent with additional information and payment details. Registration is now CLOSED.  Sorry, no late registrations […]

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2017 Spring Season Overview & Conference Assignments

  South Dakota  –  515 students from 21 South Dakota high school teams are participating in the South Dakota State High School Clay Target League’s (SDSHSCTL) 2017 spring trap shooting season, which began April 2nd. Last year there were 211 students on 7 teams. “We are very pleased with the growth of clay target shooting as […]

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COVERAGE: High school trap league exploding onto the scene

April 7th, 2016 – TheOutdoorForum.net – Andrew Johnson Hundreds of high schoolers shouldered their shotguns this week as the South Dakota State High School Clay Target League kicked off its second season. Last year 211 students from seven high school teams participated in the league’s inaugural spring season. This week, teams from 21 high schools started practice […]

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2017 Spring League

Join South Dakota’s newest and safest high school sport! Schools and student athletes from across South Dakota are invited to join the inaugural 2017 spring league! Student athletes considering joining a team are required to earn a league-issued Student Athlete Firearm Education (SAFE) Certificate. Existing teams may have limited availability to add new athletes – […]

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Keep Track of Tournament Standings in Real Time!

The Clay Target Leaderboard is the South Dakota 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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Order Your Official Tournament T-Shirt By May 23rd!

Order online and pickup at the event! Orders Closed! ORDER TODAY to get your official 2016 Tournament t-shirt! Don’t forget to order shirts for friends, grandparents, or other family members too! There will be a very limited supply of t-shirts available for sale at the Tournament. Shipping is not available. All athletes who have registered […]

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Platte-Geddes takes a shot with high school trapshooting

Troy Kirsch can’t help but be a little jealous of kids these days. Unlike when he graduated from school in Platte, high school students now can participate in one of their favorite hobbies as a club sport: trapshooting. “I would have loved to do this as a kid,” he said. “This is a pretty great […]

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State Tournament Registration Now Open!

Everyone is invited to participate! Individual and team competition! Registered individuals and teams will compete in Novice, Junior Varsity and Varsity individual classifications. All teams will compete in a single classification. The student athlete cost for each event is $25 and includes 100 targets and official State Tournament t-shirt. Student athletes are responsible for providing […]

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SPT Mobile App Now Available!

NOW AVAILABLE FOR ANDROID AND iOS! The Shooter Performance Tracker® (SPT) is The South Dakota 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, […]

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OVER 200 STUDENTS JOIN SOUTH DAKOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL CLAY TARGET LEAGUE INAUGURAL 2016 SEASON

OVER 200 STUDENTS JOIN SOUTH DAKOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL CLAY TARGET LEAGUE INAUGURAL 2016 SEASON South Dakota – 211 students from 7 South Dakota high school teams will participate in the inaugural South Dakota State High School Clay Target League’s (SDSHSCTL) 2016 spring trap shooting season, which began April 3rd. “We are tremendously excited to […]

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2016 Spring Conferences Announced!

For the 2016 Spring League, 7 high school teams are assigned conferences based on a similar number of team members. (#) = Number of athlete’s scores used for each team to determine True Team® Scoring points earned.   CLASS A True Team # CONFERENCE 1 12 Vermillion High School Bowdle High School Brookings High School […]

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2016 Spring Season Participating Schools

Seven high school trap shooting teams will represent their schools in competition in the inaugural 2016 spring season of the South Dakota State High School Clay Target League. Trap shooting teams and their athletes will also be invited to the 2016 SDSHSCTL Trap Shooting Tournament June 11th! 2016 Participating Schools Bowdle High School Brookings High […]

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More and More Schools are Joining the League!

New teams sign up for the 2016 South Dakota State High School Clay Target League! Even more high school teams are still expected to join and represent their schools in competition in the 2016 South Dakota State High School Clay Target Spring League. The teams and their athletes will also be invited to the 2016 […]

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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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Gun Digest: Shooting Sports’ Numbers are Swelling Among Teens

  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 long ago, we pointed out a feature the Washington […]

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