Mitchell High School, area teams to participate in state trapshooting tournament

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Jun. 10—ABERDEEN — The Mitchell High School trapshooting team is among more than 40 high school teams that will compete in the South Dakota State High School Clay Target League tournament this weekend.

The two-day event is Saturday and Sunday in Aberdeen, with around 1,000 total student-athletes slated to compete.

Mitchell trapshooting team continues climb in participants

This season, the MHS team had shooters from Mitchell, Mount Vernon, Ethan, Alexandria and Canistota. It also has shooters from grades sixth-through-12th on the team.

Mitchell competes in the South Dakota State High School Clay Target League and it is sanctioned by the Mitchell Public Schools as a club sport this season.

The scoring is done through virtual scoring, with shooters competing at their local shooting ranges. The scores will be submitted online and they will be compared against other teams in their respective conference.

For the 2021 spring league, 47 high school teams were assigned to eight conferences across two classes based on team size rather than geographic location for fair competition.

The Kernels competed in the Class 2A Conference 2, which also featured Brandon Valley, Harrisburg and Pierre.

Mitchell finished with the top total score of 17,203 in the final standings, followed by Pierre (17,196), Brandon Valley (16,694) and Harrisburg (13,307).

In Class 2A Conference 1, Platte-Geddes and Chamberlain were among the eight teams. Platte-Geddes racked up 18,762.50 points to secure third place in the conference, while Chamberlain (17,990.50) came in fourth.

In Class 1A Conference 1, Bon Homme sat atop the final five-team league with 550.500 points. Dakota Christian finished with 1,573.50 points to secure the No. 1 spot in Class 1A Conference 2.

Scotland had the second-most points in Class 1A Conference 3 at 2,194, while Tripp-Delmont/Armour was fourth at 1,331 points.

In Class 1A Conference 4, Winner/Colome scored 4,802.50 total points to sit atop the six-team league. In Class 1A Conference 5, Howard (3,880.50) and Lyman (2,940) were fourth and fifth, respectively.

In Class 1A Conference 6, McCook Central finished second in the eight-team league with 10,187.50 points. Kimball took seventh with 7,434 points.

The Class 1A teams compete on Saturday, while the Class 2A will shoot on Sunday. The action is at the Aberdeen Gun Club and begins at 8 a.m. each day.