Last Updated on June 16, 2016 by cassnetwork
The Cass County Izaak Walton League has started a Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) trapshooting Team named the Cass County Clays. The Clays competed in the Hoosier Clay Target Association (HCTA) conference, which has 14 teams. HCTA has both a varsity and a JV division. The season consisted of an 8-week season starting on April 8th, and concluding on May 26th. Weekly competitions could be either head-to-head, or virtual matches. Several of the team members were weekly medalists for being one of the top three scores in their division that week. Cass County Clays captured 2nd place in both categories with 7-1 records.
The SCTP State Championship was held on June 4, 2016 at St. Joe Valley Conservation Club, St. Joe, Indiana with 11 teams competing in rainy and windy conditions.
SCTP has four divisions, Rookie (Grade 5 and under), Intermediate (Grades 6-8), Senior (Grades 9-12), and Collegiate (Full Time Collegiate Undergraduate; Div. I, II, III.)
In SCTP, first year shooters are only allowed to compete as JV, or entry level. Cass County Clays only had one member that had competed in SCTP previously. He competed as an Intermediate-Advanced. The Cass County Clays had an outstanding first year at the State Championship with a score of 420/500. Our JV team won the State Championship. Ethan Buck won the Intermediate State Championship with a score of 91/100.
Cass County Clays will be competing in the Indiana AIM State Championship on July 5th at the Indiana Gun Club in Fishers, Indiana. The National SCTP Championships will follow later in July at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio.
The Cass County Clays team consists of youths from Logansport, Pioneer, Lewis Cass, and Tippecanoe School Corporation. Any youth that is interested in joining the team next year can contact the team through Facebook at Cass County Clays Trapshooting Team, at the Izaak Walton League, or contact a current team member or coach.
SOURCE: News release from Cass County Clays