Trap team leads conference after 1st week

The New Prague High School trap team finished its first week of competition and are the leaders in their conference.

This is the third year that the Trojans are competing in the MSHSCTL (Minnesota State High School Clay Target League) and this year the team has 46 athletes. The team has more than doubled in size and is comprised of seven seniors, three juniors, 11 sophomores, 15 freshman, five eighth graders and five seventh graders.

Trap shooting is the fastest growing high school sport in the state and this year more than 3,400 athletes will compete for more than 114 schools.

This past week the team finally had nicer weather for competition.

“The MSHSCTL scoring system is different this year, but our team earned first place points for high gun. We earned third place points for the average of our top 50 percent (we missed second place points by 0.01 targets), and we earned second place points for our team average (again missing first place by .56 targets),” said coach Paul Dietz. “All together we earned .5 points more than the second place team in a very competitive MSHSCTL 12A Conference.”

Teams in Conference 12A include New Prague, Chaska- Chanhassen, Farmington, Morris, Northfield, Eden Prairie and Orono.