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Kempel, Ness Take Honors in ND Clay League

by DC Staff


 

 KYLE KEMPEL, MIRANDA NESS TAKE HONORS IN 

NORTH DAKOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL CLAY TARGET LEAGUE FALL SEASON 

North Dakota – Kyle Kempel of Oak Grove Lutheran High School took home top individual honors in the North Dakota State High School Clay Target League's (NDSHSCTL) 2017 fall season. Miranda Ness of South Prairie High School earned the trophy for top female overall for the season, which wrapped up competition on October 28th. 

“We are proud to congratulate all of the award winners for their success this fall.” said Jim Sable, Executive Director of the NDSHSCTL. Overall, two schools and 15 students won conference awards in the 2017 Fall League. 

The NDSHSCTL Fall League offering is open to high school teams that competed in the 2017 Spring League. The fall competition is three weeks shorter than the in the spring, and there is no final tournament to end the season. “The Fall League is a way for high schools to continue offering clay target shooting as an activity for those students that don't participate in other fall sports.” NDSHSCTL Vice-President John Nelson said. “Providing a safe and fun outdoor activity for students keeps them involved in school, and can help improve overall classroom engagement.” 

The North Dakota State High School Clay Target League attracts student athletes to participate in shooting sports while creating a “virtual” competition among high school teams throughout North Dakota. Family travel is minimal because practices and competitions are conducted at a shooting range near the school’s location. Conferences are determined by team size rather than geographic location for fair competition. Athletes earn True Team® scoring points as determined by their performance and ranking against all athlete scores within their team's conference. The team score and overall standing are calculated by adding the earned points from qualifying athletes and posted on the NDSHSCTL’s website. Athletes and their families track their individual and team performance on their phone, tablet or computer via the Shooter Performance Tracker®. 

The North Dakota State High School Clay Target League is an affiliate of the USA High School Clay Target League, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The League is an independent provider of shooting sports as an extracurricular co-ed and adaptive activity for high schools and students in grades 6 through 12. The organization’s priorities are safety, fun, and marksmanship – in that order. Each student is required to pass a comprehensive firearm safety education course prior to participation. Nationwide, over 20,000 students representing over 600 school-approved teams participate in the League. 

For more information visit http://ndclaytarget.com | http://usaclaytarget.com 

Contact: John Nelson at 612-490-1388 |Email: jnelson@ndclaytarget.com