Clay target teams taking aim for team, individual honors

Blaine continues to lead the 15A Conference in the Minnesota Clay Target League heading into the final weeks of competition.

Blaine scored 18.5 and 19 points in the first two weeks of the season to lead the standings with 37.5 points, 9.5 points ahead of second-place Wayzata and 11 points ahead of third-place Stillwater.

Blaine was in a three-way tie for second place in the individual high gun standings but turned in the best top-performers average (41.48 points) and best team average (34.64) which concluded April 28.

The team competes Wednesdays at the Metro Gun Club in Blaine.

Coon Rapids leads the 7A Conference with 33.5 team points, 1.5 points ahead of second-place Worthington. The Cardinals won Week 2 with 20 points after tying Henry Sibley for third place (13.5 points) in the first week of competition.

St. Francis is second in the 11A Conference standings, trailing leader Jordan by six points.

Anoka is ranked fifth in the 10A Conference with 27.5 points. The conference is led by Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity/Watertown-Mayer with 42.5 points.

Andover sits seventh in the 9A Conference, led by Alexandria which leads McGregor by one point after two weeks.

Blaine’s Jake Steinmetz earned a 25 Straight League patch for hitting 25 targets in a round, which happened in Week 3 while teammate Dannyelle Moon earned her patch in Week 2. St. Francis’ Derek Jensen, Kyle Sweeney, Garrett Tegg and Cody Whiteford each earned a 25 Straight League patch and Hunter Emmerich scored his own patch in Week 1.

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