Pennsylvania – 244 students from 11 Pennsylvania high school teams are participating in the Pennsylvania State High School Clay Target League’s (PASHSCTL) 2017 spring trap shooting season, which began April 2nd. Last year there were 31 students on 2 teams.
“We are very pleased with the growth of clay target shooting as an activity for Pennsylvania high school athletes,” said Jim Sable, Executive Director of the PASHSCTL, “such high participation growth shows the demand for alternative high school activities related to Pennsylvania’ longstanding outdoor traditions.”
The League’s co-ed and adaptive nature are key attractions to high schools in Pennsylvania. 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. “We take pride in that athletes of all types are able to participate in clay target shooting,” John Nelson, Vice President of the PASHSCTL, remarked. “Our True Team® scoring system is also designed so that everyone can compete, not just the top scorers on a team.”
Upon completion of the Spring League, all student athletes are invited to participate in individual and team competitions at the 2017 State Tournament. The event is scheduled for June 4th at the at the Clairton Sportsmen’s Club.
Conferences are determined by team size. This year, the 11 competing teams have been divided into 2 conferences.
(#) = Number of student athlete scores from each team used for True Team Scoring®
|Conference 1 (8)|
|Cambridge Springs High School|
|Conneaut Area Senior High School|
|Corry Area High School|
|Fulton County Community Christian School|
|Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center|
|Portage Area High School|
|Conference 2 (18)|
|Bentworth High School|
|Connellsville Area High School|
|Keystone-Clarion-North Clarion High Schools|
|Maplewood High School|
|Saegertown High School|