Author Archive | John Nelson


Join Wisconsin’s fastest-growing high school sport!

Many schools throughout Wisconsin are already joining the Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League’s 2017 spring league. Join the more than 1,200 student athletes and more than 50 teams 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 information to start forming your team […]

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2014 Fall League Conference Champions

Congratulations to all teams and individuals on their 2014 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! High Overall Average Male : Will Johnson – Potosi […]

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2014 State Tournament results!

Congratulations to all student athletes and their families that participated in the inaugural Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League’s 2014 State Tournament at the WTA Complex in Rome, Wisconsin on June 13, 2014! Team 1st Place – Elmwood High School (410) 2nd Place – St. Croix Falls High School (399) Individual Novice High Gun […]

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2014 Conference Spring League Champions

Congratulations to all individual and team Conference Champions in the Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League’s 2014 spring league! Awards for the Conference Champions will be presented at the 2014 State Tournament in Rome, WI on Friday, June 13th! Conference Champions Overall High Average Will Johnson, Potosi High School Class A Team: Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High […]

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Right on target: Potosi students team up to shoot

School district partners with sportsmen’s club, and Potosi is 1 of 6 teams in spring league. Potosi School District students have another sport they now can letter in – trapshooting. The district’s Board of Education recently approved the creation of a co-ed clay target shooting team for the district’s students. It’s a collaborative partnership between […]

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Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League enlists Elmwood students

ELMWOOD, WI – When superintendent and elementary school principal Paul Blanford received a flyer and an email from Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League, he liked what he saw. “I reviewed the program and talked to our staff. I then presented it to the school board as an informational item and followed up the […]

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Pull! SCC begins sporting clay league

Ten years is a long time to have a dream in the making. St. Croix Central High School agriculture teacher and FFA advisor Bill Emery has wanted to start a sporting clay team for 10 years. That goal is about to become a reality. Fourteen students have signed up for the sporting clay league and […]

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Wisconsin Sports Show

Visit our booth at the Wisconsin Sports Show

The 2014 Wisconsin Sport Show Presented by the Eau Claire Leader Telegram will be held March 14th – 16th at the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center! The Wisconsin Sports Show will feature nearly 50,000 square feet of: Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League booth Information on Outdoor Sport and Recreation Retail Sales Demonstrations and […]

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youth shooting programs

Comparing youth shooting programs

Comparing other youth shooting programs? No problem. The Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League has provided a comprehensive list of features and products unique to our League. Simply compare the below items with other your shooting sports programs to see how they compare!

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2015 Policies and Procedures

The Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League’s Policies and Procedures are designed and published to define all major decisions, actions and activities for all participants of the League including students athletes, parents, coaches, schools and shooting ranges. Click here to read and download the Policies & Procedures.  

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True Team™ scoring

True Team™ scoring allows athletes to compete against everyone

The Wisconsin State High School League is excited to features their unique True Team™ scoring method for 2014.  True Team™ scoring allows an athlete to compete against all other athletes in their respective conference and earn points depending on their finish. Their points are then added to their teammate’s scores to create the team score. […]

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top 10 reasons

Top 10 reasons why schools and students love the League

The WSHSCTL is the independent provider of the trapshooting extracurricular co-ed activity and operates as a “virtual” competition. That means student athletes and their families travel only to their local gun club to shoot 2 round of 25 at practice and competitions during their scheduled weeks. All scores are submitted online and compared against other […]

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growth in the league

Growth in the league by leaps and bounds

Jon Leverenz didn’t know what to expect. When he and another teacher at Bloomington Jefferson – Don Verdegan – discussed the idea of a school trapshooting team, then got school officials to sign off on the plan, he had no clue how many kids would attend the informational meeting, or ultimately sign up to join […]

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Trapshooting league gains popularity at Minnesota high schools

  On the opening day of the fall season, the Blaine High School sophomore has just given her best performance yet. She didn’t score a goal or run faster than the competition. Instead, she and her shotgun shattered targets moving faster than 40 mph 24 out of 25 times at the Metro Gun Club as […]

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Trapshooting: The next high school sports sensation?

Apple Valley, Burnsville, Rosemount, Eagan among those with teams Expectations were low when Apple Valley High School formed a trapshooting team earlier this year. If a handful of students signed up, head coach John Miller said he would have taken that and tried for more next year. Within about 15 minutes, though, registrations were approaching […]

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how the clay target league got started

How the clay target league got started: VIDEO

Jim Sable, founder of the USA State High School Clay Target League, talks about how the clay target league got started in Minnesota in 2001 and how it continues to flourish today as the best youth shooting program in the country.  

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By the numbers…

Below are some numbers from the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League. We expect similar success in Wisconsin very soon! 256220600 dollars estimated lifetime target shooting and hunting related expenditures ($75,359 from age 16) per the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2006 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation and the Minnesota State High […]

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Perfection has its privileges.

Only those who have earned perfection join the 25- and 50-Straight Club from the Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League. Not only will an athlete get recognized as a member of the Club, he or she will receive a patch to showcase their achievement!

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