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RHS Students Compete at Kansas State High School Clay Target League State Tournament

Kansas State High School Clay Target League
Kansas State High School Clay Target League

High school athletes and teams representing schools from across the state participated at the 2021 Kansas State High School Clay Target League State Tournament, held at the Kansas Trapshooting Association in Sedgwick.

The Skeet Competition was held at Ark Valley Gun Club in Kechi. This event occurred June 18 to June 20.

Russell High School competed in the Trap Shooting State Tournament and placed 27th as a team. Rylan Baalman tied for 127th in varsity competition. Camren Herbel tied for 140th in varsity. Rylee Hockersmith tied for 23rd in novice competition. Lucien Karst tied for 88th in varsity. Caleb McDonald tied for 41st in novice. Amiah Meis placed 37th in novice. Briar Ulrich tied for 32nd in varsity. And Gunnar Ulrich tied for 14th in junior varsity. 

The Trap Shooting State Tournament results can be found here: https://claytargetscoring.com/tournament/index.php?tournState=KS&tournType=trap.

The Skeet Shooting State Tournament results can be found here: https://claytargetscoring.com/tournament/index.php?tournState=KS&tournType=skeet.

View the digital program at http://bit.ly/KS2021Program.

The State Tournament is sponsored by SCHEELS, The Bass Pro/Cabela's Outdoor Fund, Do-All Outdoors, Walker's, Mark Zauhar, SKB Shotguns and Sportsman's Guide.

1,987 student athletes representing 115 high school teams across the state participated in the Kansas State High School Clay Target League (KSSHSCTL) this spring. The KSSHSCTL is a part of the USA Clay Target League, which offers high school and college programs in 34 states.

With over 38,000 participating athletes in the 2020-2021 school year, the USA Clay Target League is the largest youth clay target shooting sport program in the nation. The League offers trap, skeet, sporting clays and five-stand leagues to secondary and postsecondary schools across the country. The League is the only 100 percent school-approved clay target shooting sport program in America.

The League's co-ed and adaptive nature are key attractions to schools nationwide. 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. The League is also the safest sport in high school, with not one reported injury since the inception of the League in 2001. Each athlete must complete firearm safety certification before participation.

The League attracts student athletes to participate in shooting sports while creating a virtual competition among other League teams throughout each state. Family travel is minimal because practice and competition are conducted at a shooting range near each school's location. Conferences are determined by team size rather than geographic location for fair competition.

The USA Clay Target League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is the independent provider of clay target shooting sports for secondary and postsecondary schools. The League's priorities are safety, fun and marksmanship – in that order.

Visit http://ks.traptournament.com/ for more information.

(Information courtesy Kansas State High School Clay Target League.)