The reigning Pennsylvania State High School Clay Target League State Champion Connellsville Falcons received a rousing applause on the House of Representatives floor this past September.
Pennsylvania State Representative Ryan Warner invited the team to the chamber, where he officially recognized and congratulated them on their achievements. “As an avid outdoorsman and a chairman of the state legislative sportsmen’s caucus, I take great pride in congratulating this team on behalf of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives,” Warner said.
“And in paying tribute to the members and coaches, as well as all those who have assisted them, upon their well-deserved recognition and championship. And to acknowledge their investment in skill and effort in competing on a level which demands perfection. I’d like to extend this team and its coaches best wishes for every future success and personal fulfillment. You’ve made me extremely proud. You’ve made your families extremely proud. And most importantly, you’ve made our community extremely proud.”
2019 National Championship Dates Announced
Following up on the success of this summer’s inaugural event, the League has announced dates for the second annual National Championship. The 2019 National Championship will take place July 10-14 in Mason, Michigan. An additional practice day has been added to the 2019 National Championship, giving student athletes more time to prepare for the League’s premier event. More than 2,000 student athletes and 176 teams competed in the inaugural National Championship, with more than 5,000 family members, teammates and spectators in attendance.
Fall League Smashes Participation Record
The League set another record for fall participation, with 6,000 students from 270 teams taking part in the season, up from 4,500 students and 207 teams in 2017.
STATE/LEAGUE ATHLETES TEAMS
KANSAS 788 34
MICHIGAN 418 17
MINNESOTA SKEET 220 20
MINNESOTA TRAP 3,227 120
NEW YORK 382 23
NORTH DAKOTA 431 19
WISCONSIN 666 37
TOTALS 6,132 270