The Clay Target team from Holy Family Catholic High School recently wrapped up a successful 2014 campaign. At the conclusion of the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League’s regular season, the Fire won the Class A Conference 9 championship and placed three shooters in the top 100 individual athletes, recognized by overall season average per round. John Vogel (Victoria) finished the year average 22.8 of 25 targets per round, followed by Joe Yetzer (Waconia) and Drew Swanson (Cologne), who both averaged 22.6 targets per round.
As part of the top 100, Swanson, Vogel, and Yetzer automatically qualified for the MSHSL/MSHSCTL state tournament on June 14, held at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake.
As a team, the Fire also qualified for the MSHSL/MSHSCTL tournament after a successful run in the 2014 Championships held June 6-10 in Alexandria.
At the June 14 state tournament, the Fire finished fourth of the 24 qualifying teams, scoring 476 points of a possible 500.
Buffalo took home the team title with 489 points, followed by Monticello (483), St. Michael-Albertville (480), and Holy Family Catholic.
To comprise the 500 points, each athletes shoots 100 rounds. The Fire were led by Yetzer and Colton Chadderdon, who hit 99 and 98 of their targets, respectively. Also competing for the Fire team score were Patrick Baker (94), Dan Consoer (94), and Swanson (91).
In the individual tournament, each shooter attempted 100 rounds for a possible high score of 100 points. Swanson finished in a tie for 44th position with 91 targets hit, followed by Vogel in a tie for 57th at 88, and Yetzer in a tie for 69th position with 86 targets.
During the regular season, athletes who hit 25 targets in a round receive a 25 Straight League patch. Five Fire athletes received patches in this recent spring season including Vogel (twice), Swanson (twice), Yetzer, Patrick Baker, and Colton Chadderdon.
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