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Clay Target: 3 area athletes compete at state

PRIOR LAKE--Staples-Motley's Dominick Carlson tied for 52nd with 95 out of 100 hits in the High Gun division of the Minnesota State High School League's clay target state championship Friday, June 22 at the Minneapolis Gun Club.

Staples-Motley's Dominick Carlson takes aim Friday, June 22 at the Minnesota State High School League State Clay Target Championship in Prior Lake. Bill Johnson / Picture Day Pro!
Staples-Motley's Dominick Carlson takes aim Friday, June 22 at the Minnesota State High School League State Clay Target Championship in Prior Lake. Bill Johnson / Picture Day Pro!

PRIOR LAKE-Staples-Motley's Dominick Carlson tied for 52nd with 95 out of 100 hits in the High Gun division of the Minnesota State High School League's clay target state championship Friday, June 22 at the Minneapolis Gun Club.

He was followed by Wadena-Deer Creek's Chris Hahn, who scored an 88 out of 100, and Verndale's Hunter Seefeldt, who connected on 81 attempts.

St. Michael-Albertville became the first repeat state team champion by scoring a 491. New Prague and Park Rapids both finished with 485 for second-place honors.

Five athletes tied for the individual state title with scores of 100. They were Garrett Mourning and Kyle Dupont of St. Michael-Albertville, Tri-City United's Benjamin Sladek, New Prague's Woodrow Glazer and Annandale's Jake Mader.

Landing spots on the Minnesota State High School Clay Target league's Trap All-State team were Hahn, Seefeld, Carlson and Carson's S-M teammate Jack Benson.

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The team is determined by those students with the top 100 trap league averages.

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