2017 Spring Season Overview & Conference Assignments

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Illinois  –  257 students from 12 Illinois high school teams are participating in the Illinois State High School Clay Target League’s (ILSHSCTL) 2017 spring trap shooting season, which began April 2nd. Last year there were 51 students on 3 teams.

“We are very pleased with the growth of clay target shooting as an activity for Illinois high school athletes,” said Jim Sable, Executive Director of the ILSHSCTL, “such high participation growth shows the demand for alternative high school activities related to Illinois’ longstanding outdoor traditions.”

The League’s co-ed and adaptive nature are key attractions to high schools in Illinois. 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 ILSHSCTL, 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 3rd at the Brittany Shooting Park in Bunker Hill, IL

Conferences are determined by team size. This year, the 12 competing teams have been divided into 2 conferences.

Conference Breakdown:

(#) = Number of student athlete scores from each team used for True Team Scoring®

Conference 1 (8)
Brimfield High School
Bunker Hill High School
Odin High School
Parkview Christian Academy
Prophetstown High School
Southwestern High School
Conference 2 (15)
Collinsville High School
Edwardsville High School
Mount Pulaski High School
Prairie Central High School
St. Anthony High School
Staunton High School

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