Volunteer Coaches Needed

Would you like to be part of an awesome youth organization? Mason-Dixon is looking for enthusiastic people to join our team of Assistant Coaches.

Responsibilities include: assisting a squad of shooters as they go through a practice (50-100 targets), providing instruction in firearm safety and basic shooting fundamentals. And most of all providing lots of positive feedback to a great group of young people!!!

If you are worried about whether you have the skills, well don’t. We will work with you and help you through the process. We even have a two day coaches school coming up on February 10-11, 2018 that will teach you all the basics. The school normally cost $200; however, the team covers the cost for Mason-Dixon Assistant Coaches.

If this sounds like something you would like to do, give me a call at 717-235-0743 and we can discuss it in a little more detail. For our program to continue WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!

Click here to register for our NRA Level 1 Shotgun Coach School

Support Mason-Dixon Clay Busters on Giving Tuesday

By supporting the Mason-Dixon Clay Busters with a tax-deductible donation on Giving Tuesday – November 28, you are helping to educate young people in the proper handling and safe use of firearms by providing a first-class, safety-focused, affordable, character-building environment where participants can develop as well as showcase their marksmanship skills.

Here are 3 easy ways to support the Mason-Dixon Clay Busters this Giving Tuesday!!!!

  • Give to our Vision 20/20 Campaign
    Mason-Dixon is participating in the SSSF’s Vision 20/20 Campaign. Donations to the Vision 20/20 Campaign goes into our MidwayUSA Foundation Endowment Account and benefits the team forever! Teams who raise the most money are eligible for huge bonuses! Mason-Dixon is currently in 3rd place and if we move up we could earn an additional $10,000!!! To donate to our Vision 20/20 Campaign visit https://tinyurl.com/MDCBVision2020 and make sure to use Team ID 1344.
  • Donate to our General Fund
    We now accept donations to our General Fund online through PayPal. It’s quick, easy and safe to use. You can make a donation of any amount with your credit card, debit card, or even with a personal check! Please help if you can!! EVERY DOLLAR HELPS! To donate to our General Fund visit https://tinyurl.com/MDCBPayPal.
  • Shop AmazonSmile
    Support us when you shop this Holiday Season. Get the same stuff at the same price as Amazon.com. Go to Smile.Amazon.com/ch/26-4439244 and Amazon donates a portion of the sales to Mason-Dixon Clay Busters.
  • SHORT NOTICE - Sign-up to shoot International Trap (Bunker)

    International Trap (Bunker) Training Day at Keystone Shooting Park

    Fast, Fun, and Free!!!! we are planning a second trip north to visit our friends at Keystone Shooting Park for a Beginner/Training day. Keystone is a world-class destination for the training of North American Olympic-class shotgun competitors. Its high-tech state-of-the-art facility is truly one of the nation’s finest Olympic style ranges.

    This is a perfect opportunity for those of you planning to shoot Bunker at SCTP Nationals next July!!!!

    WHO: Mason-Dixon Team Members
    WHAT: Learn to shoot International Trap (Bunker)
    WHERE: Keystone Shooting Park, Dalmatia, PA
    WHEN: Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 10:00AM
    This event is open to ALL Mason-Dixon athletes so don’t be intimidated as this will be a perfect opportunity for you give the international style of trap a try. Targets will be covered by the team; athletes are responsible for providing their own ammo.

    Visit our RSVP/Sign-up form to get you name on the list. Limited to the first 12 to respond.

    Changing of the guard!!!

    Big things happened behind the scenes at last weekend’s ACUI Upper East Coast Conference College Championships at Prince George’s County Trap and Skeet Center!!!

    First up please join me in congratulating Chloe Sterner for making Liberty University’s Shooting Sports Travel Team and competing in her first shoot as a college athlete!!!!! Chloe and the rest of the Liberty team had a very good showing at their first ever ACUI event as a competitive team.

    This weekend’s ACUI event was special for a second reason! It marked Stephanie Beardsley’s final competitive collegiate event. Stephanie graduates this month from Emmanuel College leaving behind a stellar college shooting career that included countless honors and national championships!

    Stephanie went out with a “bang” this weekend reaching the podium twice in her final competition while helping the Emmanuel College Clay Target Team to their third straight 1st place finish of the season.

    We are very proud of Chloe and Stephanie; they are both shining examples of what the Mason-Dixon Clay Busters are all about!!!!

     

    Below is a breakdown of the results including EC individual winners… Visit the ACUI site for complete results.

    1st Emmanuel College Clay Target Team (1328)
    2nd United States Military Academy Trap and Skeet (1327)
    3rd University of Maryland Shotgun Sports Team (1254)
    4th James Madison University Clay Target Team (1239)
    5th Liberty University Shooting Sports (1237)
    6th George Mason University Trap and Skeet (1224)
    7th University of Tennessee Clay Target Team (1202)
    8th Washington College Trap and Skeet Club (1103)
    9th Hampden-Sydney Clay Target Team (1093)

    Mark Beardsley – HOA Champion, 2nd Skeet, 3rd Trap, 3rd Sporting Clays, 3rd Super Sporting

    Shelby Evans – Women’s HOA Champion, 1st Skeet, 1st Sporting Clays, 1st Super Sporting

    Caleb Shealy – 1st Trap

    Shelby Moon – Women’s HOA Runner-up, 2nd Skeet, 2nd Trap

    Stephanie Beardsley – 3rd Skeet, 3rd Trap

    Cassidy Eberhart – 2nd Super Sporting,

     

    Join Us!!! Sporting Clays Clinic, Bunker Training Day, Fall Camping Trip

    Anthony Matarese Sporting Clays Clinic

    Only one spot remaining!!!!

    We are planning a sporting clays clinic with Anthony Matarese @ 10:00am-1:30pm on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at M&M Hunting & Sporting Clays in New Jersey.

    This is a 3.5 hour clinic with one of the best shooters in the world. This is highly recommended and open to everyone on the team….Sporting Clays, Skeet & Trap shooters.

    The cost of the clinic is $100 and includes your targets and approximately 3 hours of training with Anthony. You would be responsible for your fees ($100), ammo (100-150 rounds), and travel to and from the range.

    Visit our RSVP/Sign-up form to get you name on the list. Limited to the first 7 to respond.


    International Trap (Bunker) Training Day at Keystone Shooting Park

    Only five spots remaining!!!!

    Fast, Fun, and Free!!!! we are planning a trip north to visit our friends at Keystone Shooting Park for a Beginner/Training day. Keystone is a world-class destination for the training of North American Olympic-class shotgun competitors. Its high-tech state-of-the-art facility is truly one of the nation’s finest Olympic style ranges.

    This is a perfect opportunity for those of you planning to shoot Bunker at SCTP Nationals next July!!!!

    WHO: Mason-Dixon Team Members
    WHAT: Learn to shoot International Trap (Bunker)
    WHERE: Keystone Shooting Park, Dalmatia, PA
    WHEN: November 4, 2017 @ 10:00AM
    This event is open to ALL Mason-Dixon athletes so don’t be intimidated as this will be a perfect opportunity for you give the international style of trap a try. Targets will be covered by the team; athletes are responsible for providing their own ammo.

    Visit our RSVP/Sign-up form to get you name on the list. Limited to the first 12 to respond.


    Emmanuel College Clay Target Team Raffle

    Trying to help out this great bunch of young people…

    The Emmanuel Clay Target Team is holding a raffle to help support their program. Money raised will go toward the team’s 2017-18 competition season along with their MidwayUSA Foundation Endowment account. Tickets are $20, there are a bunch of great prizes, and you don’t need to be present to win.

    The Clay Target Team currently has 14 athletes and competes under the ACUI and SCTP programs. Conveniently located in Northeast Georgia near Athens GA and Anderson SC, Emmanuel College is a Christ-centered liberal arts institution. With less than 1000 students, Emmanuel College offers small class size with a personal touch.

    To buy a ticket and help out these awesome young people contact Roger Beardsley @ (717) 235-0743 or roger.beardsley@gmail.com

    AMSOIL Firearm Cleaner & Lubricant


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    See Coach Ted for details

    tbell@wellspan.org

     

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    AMSOIL Firearm Cleaner (FCPSC)
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    Join Us!!! Sporting Clays Clinic, Bunker Training Day, Fall Camping Trip

    Anthony Matarese Sporting Clays Clinic

    We are planning a sporting clays clinic with Anthony Matarese @ 10:00am-1:30pm on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at M&M Hunting & Sporting Clays in New Jersey.

    This is a 3.5 hour clinic with one of the best shooters in the world. This is highly recommended and open to everyone on the team….Sporting Clays, Skeet & Trap shooters.

    The cost of the clinic is $100 and includes your targets and approximately 3 hours of training with Anthony. You would be responsible for your fees ($100), ammo (100-150 rounds), and travel to and from the range.

    Visit our RSVP/Sign-up form to get you name on the list. Limited to the first 7 to respond.


    Fall Camping Trip

    If you missed last year’s Mason-Dixon Fall Camping Trip make plans to join us in 2017. If there is enough interest, we will head over to Central Penn to shoot some sporting clays on Saturday, Sign-up here! if you are interested!

    Visit the campground map and pick out your spot.

    WHO: YOU!!!!
    WHAT: Mason-Dixon Camping Trip
    WHERE: GIFFORD PINCHOT STATE PARK
    WHEN: Weekend of October 7-8, 2017
    Click Here to find your Site!: Beardsley 156, Sites close by: 153-155, 157-159, 212-216, and pet friendly sites 149-151, 217-219

    If you would like to join us for Sporting Clays at Central Penn on October 7, 2017, visit our RSVP/Sign-up form to get you name on the list. Limited to the first 12 to respond.


    International Trap (Bunker) Training Day

    Fast, Fun, and Free!!!! we are planning a trip north to visit our friends at Keystone Shooting Park for a Beginner/Training day. Keystone is a world-class destination for the training of North American Olympic-class shotgun competitors. Its high-tech state-of-the-art facility is truly one of the nation’s finest Olympic style ranges.

    WHO: Mason-Dixon Team Members
    WHAT: Learn to shoot International Trap (Bunker)
    WHERE: Keystone Shooting Park, Dalmatia, PA
    WHEN: November 4, 2017 @ 10:00AM
    This event is open to ALL Mason-Dixon athletes so don’t be intimidated as this will be a perfect opportunity for you give the international style of trap a try. Targets will be covered by the team; athletes are responsible for providing their own ammo.

    Visit our RSVP/Sign-up form to get you name on the list. Limited to the first 12 to respond.


    Awards Banquet and Fundraiser Dinner Recap

    What a Blast!!!

    I want to thank everyone who attended this year’s Awards Banquet and Fundraiser Dinner. It was great to see everyone. I would like to thank all the businesses and families who donated products and services to our auction along with all the bidders and winners. With your help we were able to raise over $3,000 for our general fund, tripling last years’ totals. That money will be used to help offset registration fees and provide additional opportunities to our athletes.

    I would also be remiss if I did not recognize the accomplishments of our awesome athletes for an another outstanding year!! Everyone did well this year, many personal bests were achieved and many personal goals attained. Below is a list of our award winners, please join me in congratulating them and their achievements.

    Mason-Dixon End-of-Year Award Winners

    • TOP VARSITY PISTOL – Carson DeVoe
    • TOP VARSITY SKEET – Jacob Lloyd
    • TOP INTERMEDIATE SPORTING CLAYS – Ryanne Whiteman
    • TOP VARSITY SPORTING CLAYS – Sam Rooney
    • TOP ROOKIE TRAP – Robbie Carpenter
    • TOP INTERMEDIATE ENTRY TRAP – Conner Orr
    • TOP INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED TRAP – Hunter Orr
    • TOP JUNIOR VARSITY TRAP – Gianna Patti
    • TOP VARSITY TRAP – Noah Temple
    • TOP NEW SHOOTER – Ben Knepper
    • MOST IMPROVED FEMALE – Rachel Sauers
    • MOST IMPROVED MALE – Travis Tyler
    • SPORTSMANSHIP – Ben Carey
    • MOST DEDICATED – Emily Simmons
    • TOP ALL AROUND FEMALE – Chloe Sterner
    • TOP ALL AROUND MALE – Dawson Sterner

    Summer Newsletter

    Awards Banquet and Fundraiser!!

    WHO: YOU!!!!
    WHERE: Seven Valleys Fire Hall, 35 Main St, Seven Valleys PA
    WHEN: September 9, 2017, doors open at 5:00PM, Dinner served at 6:00PM
    Menu: Spaghetti with sauce, rolls, salad and cake
    Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle, Door Prizes
    Come support our Youth Shooters!
    Tickets $10.00 per person
    Send checks to: Alma Rooney, 1512 Third Ave, York PA 17403. We will hold your tickets at the door.
    For more information contact Alma Rooney 717-817-0529, snowvetta@msn.com


    Help Needed – Awards Banquet and Fundraiser

    Mason-Dixon Clay Busters are planning for our primary fundraising event, the 2nd Annual “Awards Banquet and Fundraiser”, scheduled for September 9, 2017. We ask for your help in making a donation of a gift basket, gift cards, products, services, memorabilia or a special experience! Every donation makes a difference to the youth in our community.

    All donations, large or small, will help make the 2017 “Awards Banquet and Fundraiser” event, the most successful ever. To donate and to ensure we include you in this worthy, and fun, community event please mail to 213 Pine Street, Glen Rock PA 17327 or contact us at admin@masondixonclybusters.com or (717) 235-0743 and we will gladly pick your donation up. To help you petition prospective donors we have included a link to our “MDCB Solicitation Letter”.

    We would appreciate your donation by August 31, 2017.


    2017 Fall Fun Trap Youth League Sign-Up

    WHO: The first 30 athletes who sign up using this form. NOVICES AND INEXPERIENCED SHOOTERS ARE WELCOME, however we have limited coaching resources so we can only take the first five (5). To see if you qualify for one of the novice spots contact 717-235-0743 or admin@masondixonclaybusters.com.
    WHAT: Weekly trap league where individuals shoot two rounds of trap (50 targets) from the 16-yard line
    WHERE: Glen Rock Shooting Club, 22 Winchester Rd, Shrewsbury, PA 17361
    WHEN: Tuesdays starting September 12, 2017 and continuing through October 10, 2017 (5 Weeks)
    TIME: First squad out at 5:30PM, last squad out at 7:00PM
    LEAGUE FEES: $0 (However all shooters must join the SCTP – $20)
    WEEKLY TARGET FEES: $7.00
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Participants under 18 are required to have parent/legal guardian supervision at all times. Participants are required to provide their own Shotguns, Ammunition (#7½, #8), Shell Pouch and Hearing & Eye Protection.

    2017 Fall Fun Trap Youth League Sign-Up Form


    Fall Camping Trip

    If you missed last year’s Mason-Dixon Fall Camping Trip make plans to join us in 2017. If it works out we will try and head over to Central Penn to shoot some sporting clays on Saturday. Visit the campground map and pick out your spot.
    WHO: YOU!!!!
    WHAT: Mason-Dixon Camping Trip
    WHERE: GIFFORD PINCHOT STATE PARK
    WHEN: Weekend of October 7-8, 2017
    Click Here to find your Site!: Beardsley 156, Sites close by: 153-155, 157-159, 212-216, and pet friendly sites 149-151, 217-219


    International Trap (Bunker) Training Day

    Fast, Fun, and Free!!!! we are planning a trip north to visit our friends at Keystone Shooting Park for a Beginner/Training day. Keystone is a world-class destination for the training of North American Olympic-class shotgun competitors. Its high-tech state-of-the-art facility is truly one of the nation’s finest Olympic style ranges.

    WHO: Mason-Dixon Team Members
    WHAT: Learn to shoot International Trap (Bunker)
    WHERE: Keystone Shooting Park, Dalmatia, PA
    WHEN: November 4, 2017 @ 10:00AM
    This event is open to ALL Mason-Dixon athletes so don’t be intimidated as this will be a perfect opportunity for you give the international style of trap a try. Targets will be covered by the team; athletes are responsible for providing their own ammo.

    Visit our RSVP/Sign-up form to get you name on the list. Limited to the first 12 to respond.


    2017 SCTP National Championship Recap

    What a tremendous week, eight days of fun, fellowship and firearms! A Mason-Dixon record twenty-nine team members and their families traveled to Marengo, Ohio and the Cardinal Shooting Center for the 2017 SCTP/SASP Nationals Team Championship. This was Mason-Dixon’s 8th year attending the SCTP Nationals and it proved to be one of our best.

    Check out our recap


    Anthony Matarese Sporting Clays Clinic

    We are planning a sporting clays clinic with Anthony Matarese @ 10:00am-1:30pm on Sunday, November 26th at M&M Hunting & Sporting Clays in New Jersey.

    This is a 3.5 hour clinic with one of the best shooters in the world. This is open to everyone on the team….Sporting Clays, Skeet & Trap shooters.

    The cost of the clinic is $100 and includes your targets and approximately 3 hours of training with Anthony. You would be responsible for your fees ($100), ammo (100-150 rounds), and travel to and from the range.

    To sign-up for this amazing opportunity reply to this email expressing your desire to attend.


    FREE Sporting Clays Competition for four lucky Mason-Dixon Clay Busters!!!!

    I have just been asked to put together a four-person squad to compete in the Ted Lick Memorial Sporting Clays Classic on Friday, August 25, 2017 at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, Harrisburg. This is an incredible opportunity that you will want to take advantage of. This shoot is put on by the Ned Smith Center for Nature & Art.

    This four-person squad will be fully sponsored!!!! 100 Targets, Ammo, Lunch, Dinner, and Awards!!!!!!

    This is an all-day event and athletes must agree to stay all day. I will take four Mason-Dixon athletes who respond by Friday. This is open to everyone on the team….Sporting Clays, Skeet & Trap shooters. If I get more than four who would like to go we will go by averages.

    Here are the details:
    August 25, 2017 at Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club
    Registration opens at 9:00 a.m.
    Cost: $250/individual, $1000/team of 4 (Paid in full by sponsor!!!!!)
    Awards include: Teams, Individuals, Lady Champions, Youth Shooters

    Schedule of events:
    9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Registration and Shooters’ Practice
    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Lunch (courtesy of Applebees!)
    12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Sporting Clays Shoot
    3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Hors d’ouevres
    4:15 p.m. – Dinner
    4:45 p.m. –Awards and Raffles Distributed

    PLEASE ACT FAST AND REPLY ASAP IF YOU ARE INTERESTED!!!!!!!

     

    2017 SCTP National Championship Recap

    What a tremendous week, eight days of fun, fellowship and firearms! A Mason-Dixon record twenty-nine team members and their families traveled to Marengo, Ohio and the Cardinal Shooting Center for the 2017 SCTP/SASP Nationals Team Championship. This was Mason-Dixon’s 8th year attending the SCTP Nationals and it proved to be one of our best.

    The week started off strong Saturday and Sunday with seven members of the team shooting Double Trap and Bunker (International) Trap. Mason-Dixon did very well in both events. In Double Trap our Senior Varsity squad finished a very respectable 8th while our Bunker Trap squads finished just off the podium in 4th in the Open Division and 9th in the Senior Division. In addition, Mark Beardsley, Mason-Dixon’s high shooter, took first place earning him the title of Collegiate Division National Bunker Trap Champion. The second year in a row he has earned that title.

    Monday and Tuesday saw rain play a huge role in all the events. We sent 11 athletes onto the mud soaked courses for what would be a couple good days of sporting clays. Our Senior Varsity squads finished 26th and 107th while our Open squad finished 12th. Dawson Sterner was the team’s high over all shooter for the event placing him 4th as an individual in the Junior Senior Varsity Division.

    Fifteen Clay Busters hit the Skeet fields Wednesday and Thursday for what was said to be the biggest skeet tournament, in participants, in the world. Our Senior Varsity squads placed 39th, 53rd, and 87th. Our Junior Senior Varsity squad placed 19th. Mark Beardsley ran 100 straight on Thursday on his way to a team high two-day total of 199/200 earning him the title of Collegiate Division National Champion.

    Thursday also saw our pistol division take to the range. Mason-Dixon sent six Senior Varsity shooters to the competition. Our Senior Varsity squad placed 9th while our Open placed 26th. Carson DeVoe posed the team’s best time helping the Senior Varsity squad shave over 25 seconds off of last years’ time.

    We started the day Friday with Double Skeet, our only single-day event of the championship. All 15 of our skeet shooters participated and Mason-Dixon fared well. Our Senior Varsity squads finished 36th and 38th while our Open squad finished just out of the awards in 7th. Dawson Sterner was the team’s high over all shooter for the event placing him 2nd as an individual in the Junior Senior Varsity Division.

    The week came to an end with Trap on Friday and Saturday. A team high twenty-nine Clay Busters participated in the two day 200 targets final event. Our Senior Varsity squads finished 31st, and 58th. Our Junior Senior Varsity finished 36th. Our Open squads finished 46th, 84th, and 132nd. Gianna Patti shot her personal best placing her 5th as an individual in the Ladies Junior Senior Varsity Division. In addition, Noah Temple, helped earn Pennsylvania’s All State Trap team a second place finish.

    Please join me in congratulating all of our athletes and coaches. Their dedication and commitment to excellence has made Mason-Dixon one of the elite programs in the nation. Our program placed 15th overall in the nation, up from 28th in 2016. We were also the highest placing team in Pennsylvania.

    Special thanks to our wonderful families and friends who made the week so incredibly special. It’s never too early to begin planning for next year! We already have campsites and hotel rooms booked for next year so if you would like to join in on the fun and excitement of 2018 SCTP Nationals just let us know and we will give you the information you need to get started. If you attended nationals this year and have any suggestions for what we can do to make next year even better, please feel free to share your thoughts.

    2017 Fall Fun Trap Youth League Sign-Up

    WHO: The first 30 athletes who sign up using this form. NOVICES AND INEXPERIENCED SHOOTERS ARE WELCOME, however we have limited coaching resources so we can only take the first five (5). To see if you qualify for one of the novice spots contact 717-235-0743 or admin@masondixonclaybusters.com.

    WHAT: Weekly trap league where individuals shoot two rounds of trap (50 targets) from the 16-yard line

    WHERE: Glen Rock Shooting Club, 22 Winchester Rd, Shrewsbury, PA 17361

    WHEN: Tuesdays starting September 12, 2017 and continuing through October 10, 2017 (5 Weeks)

    TIME: First squad out at 5:30PM, last squad out at 7:00PM

    LEAGUE FEES: $0 (However all shooters must join the SCTP – $20)

    WEEKLY TARGET FEES: $7

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Participants under 18 are required to have parent/legal guardian supervision at all times. Participants are required to provide their own Shotguns, Ammunition (#7½, #8), Shell Pouch and Hearing & Eye Protection.

    2017 Fall Fun Trap Youth League Sign-Up Form

    Help Needed - Awards Banquet and Fundraiser

    Mason-Dixon Clay Busters are planning for our primary fundraising event, the 2nd Annual “Awards Banquet and Fundraiser”, scheduled for September 9, 2017. We ask for your help in making a donation of a gift basket, gift cards, products, services, memorabilia or a special experience! Every donation makes a difference to the youth in our community.

    The 2016 “Awards Banquet and Fundraiser” raised over $1,000, which has funded vital ongoing operations. The monies raised go to support the costs of targets and/or competition fees and do not include ammunition, equipment, and travel expenses that are the responsibility of the participants.

    All donations, large or small, will help make the 2017 “Awards Banquet and Fundraiser” event, the most successful ever. To donate and to ensure we include you in this worthy, and fun, community event please mail to 213 Pine Street, Glen Rock PA 17327 or contact us at admin@masondixonclybusters.com or (717) 235-0743 and we will gladly pick your donation up. To help you petition prospective donors we have included a link to our “MDCB Solicitation Letter”.

    We would appreciate your donation by August 31, 2017.

    With sincere thanks for your consideration,

    Roger Beardsley, Head Coach
    Alma Rooney, MDCB Auction Committee


    Awards Banquet and Fundraiser
    September 9, 2017
    Seven Valleys Fire Hall, 35 Main St, Seven Valleys
    Doors open at 5:00 PM Dinner served at 6:00 PM
    Menu: Spaghetti with sauce, rolls, salad and cake
    Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle, Door Prizes
    Come support our Youth Shooters!
    Tickets $10.00 per person
    Send checks to: Alma Rooney, 1512 Third Ave, York PA 17403
    We will hold your tickets at the door
    Alma Rooney (717)817-0529, snowvetta@msn.com


    Early Bird Auction Items (click to bid)
    Ranger XLW Shooting Safety Glasses
    Ducks Unlimited Artist Signed Print

    2017 PA SCTP Sporting Clays Championship Recap!

    Mason-Dixon’s Sporting Clays athletes traveled northeast to the Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club and the 2017 PA SCTP Sporting Clays Championship. Even with a few problems with the traps, the club did an excellent job putting on the event. As in the past, that BBQ’ed chicken was outstanding!!!

    The 100 target Sporting Clays event drew 208 athletes from across the state. The course included some very difficult stations; however, our athletes were prepared and managed to do very well.

    I’m so proud of this year’s sporting clays division. The way the group pulled together and encouraged each other was amazing. Everyone shot above their average! The effort and dedication of our athletes, coaches, and parents was commendable!!!

    Below is a list of our athletes who placed on Saturday, please join me in congratulating them on their outstanding achievements!!!

    3rd Place Varsity Squad – 245 (25 varsity squads were in this division)
    Daniel Riale – 80
    Sam Rooney – 83
    Elijah LaBrozzi – 82

    3rd Place Open Squad – 205
    Dawson Sterner – 84
    Chloe Sterner – 60
    Ryanne Whiteman – 61

    1st Place Collegiate – Preston Whiteman 94 (High Overall Score of the Day)
    3rd Place Intermediate/Advanced Lady – Ryanne Whiteman 61

    Here is a link to all the scores… 2017 PA SCTP Sporting Clays Results

    In related news, we still have a few details to work out but I’m very happy to say that Mason-Dixon’s Sporting Clays division will be back in 2018. In addition, we just received word that the Blue Ridge Sportsman Club has been selected to host the 2018 PA SCTP Sporting Clays Championship. Being that Blue Ridge is our practice home, it should really help everyone cut down on next year’s travel expenses…and that’s good news!

     

    2017 PA State SCTP & AIM Trap Championship Recap

    Thirty-nine of Mason-Dixon’s best traveled to Elysburg Pennsylvania for the PA SCTP & AIM Trap Championships.

    First up was Saturday’s PA SCTP Championship. Our Intermediate Entry squad (6-8 grade) of Connor Orr, Ben Carey, Daniel Pike, Oliver Fromm and Michael Diorio finished in second place with a score of 379. Individual winners on Saturday include Robbie Carpenter as 1st Place Rookie and the highlight of the weekend, Nathan Metzger’s perfect 100 straight to take home High Over All.

    Light winds and beautiful skies opened Sunday’s PA AIM Championship. The AIM competition differs from the SCTP as its categories are based on age. Our squads did very well placing in this very completive AIM event. The Junior squad of Noah Temple, Travis Tyler, Nathan Metzger, Darin Wise, and Sam Rooney took home third place in route to posting a Mason-Dixon team weekend high 475 out of 500 targets.

    Sunday’s AIM event also saw three Clay Busters win individual awards. Ben Knepper won fifth place while Dawson Sterner brought home first in the Sub-Junior division. Kristen “Lefty” Reed finished as the top Lady in the Junior Gold category.

    I would be remiss if I didn’t recognize the efforts of our outstanding coaches. These people pour their hearts and souls into our team. Great job everyone…. Look what your athletes accomplished!!

    We would also like to thank Lehigh Valley Chapter Safari Club International for sponsoring our state trap events! Lehigh Valley Chapter Safari Club International has been a rock solid supporter of our program over the years and we could not do this without their help.

    While some of you move on to Sporting Clays this weekend, others will set their sights on the SCTP National Team Championship in July. Whatever you have on your schedule this summer I hope you carve out some time to continue practicing!

    Be sure to look for updates and important information in the coming weeks.

    2017 PA State SCTP & AIM Trap Shoot Info

    Links to everything you need to know for this weekend’s SCTP & AIM trap shoots.

    2017 PA State SCTP & AIM Trap Shoot Info

    • The Who, What, Where, and When

    PSSA Grounds Map

    • Map to all the Trap Fields, Buildings, and Parking locations and the range.

    Knoebels Pavilion Map

    • Quickly find the location of our Picnic Pavilion at Knoebels.

    Remind Sign up Instructions

    • Sign up now to make sure you get updates this weekend!!!

    Squads

    • Squads will be sent out later this week.

    Maryland State AIM Trap Shoot Results

    Thirty-one of Mason-Dixon’s best traveled south of the border to Harvey’s Cedar Gun Club for the Maryland State AIM Trap Championship. The gang from the keystone state did not disappoint taking home a boat load of hardware…below are the details. Thanks to all the coaches and parents who worked so hard to make this event special for the kids!!

    1st Place Maryland Junior Lady – Gianna Patti

    1st Place Open Sub-Junior – Ben Knepper

    1st Place Open Junior – Nathan Metzger

    1st Place Open Junior Gold – Eric Inch

    2nd Place Open Junior – Travis Tyler

    2nd Place Open Junior Gold– Tyler Knaub

    1st Place Open Junior Squad

    • David Bell
    • Travis Tyler
    • Nathan Thompson
    • Jacob Lloyd
    • Matthew Mills

    2nd Place Open Sub-Junior Squad

    • Aiden Naugle
    • Daniel Pike
    • Ben Knepper
    • Oliver Fromm
    • Ben Carey

    2nd Place Open Junior Squad

    • Daniel Riale
    • Noah Temple
    • Nathan Metzger
    • Darin Wise
    • Sam Rooney

    2nd Place Open Junior Gold Squad

    • Eric Inch
    • Mike Ondek
    • Kristen Reed
    • Lydia Thompson
    • Tyler Knaub

    2017 PA State Skeet Championship

    Well the rain stayed away this year but the cold and blustering wind provided an additional challenge at this years’ Pennsylvania SCTP Skeet Championship.

    Twelve of Mason-Dixon’s best hit the Skeet fields at Generations Skeet Club for the first of our SCTP state championships. At the end of a very cool and windy day, three Mason-Dixon athletes took home awards. I’m very proud of everyone who competed Sunday, those were once again some very difficult conditions.

    A special heartfelt thank you goes out to the parents and coaches who braved the conditions in support of our athletes. Mason-Dixon is blessed with an outstanding backbone of adult support.

    Below is a list of our athletes who placed on Sunday, please join me in congratulating them on their outstanding achievements!!!

    • 1st Place Collegiate Individual – Preston Whiteman 97
    • 2nd Place Senior/Jr. Varsity – Dawson Sterner 90
    • 3rd Place Intermediate/Advanced – Ryanne Whiteman 70

    2017 PA SCTP Skeet Results

     

    PEN-MAR Youth Trap Shoot Recap

    May 13, 2017 – Athletes from New Jersey, Maryland, and Pennsylvania traveled to Shrewsbury PA and the Glen Rock Shooting Club for the 4th Annual PEN-MAR Youth Trap Shoot.

    Ninety-Six athletes ranging from 10 to 21 years old representing Breaking Clays, Fredrick Fire Power, Harvey’s Cedar Gun Club, Lower Providence Jr Trap, Main Line Trap, Mt Airy Sharpshooters, Palmyra Sportsmen’s Association, Thurmont Top Shots, and Mason-Dixon Clay Busters participated in the 100 target trap event.

    Jack Stohlman, of Thurmont Top Shots prevailed to win High Over All. Chloe Sterner, of the Mason-Dixon Clay Busters took the High Lady award.

    The Thurmont Top Shots took home the High Team Award and $3,000 in endowment money.

    We would like to thank Larry and Brenda Potterfield and the MidwayUSA Foundation for providing endowment funds for teams. Additional category and squad winners were as follows:

    2017 PEN*MAR Trap Results

     

    PEN-MAR Youth Skeet Shoot Recap

    April 29, 2017 – Athletes from three states traveled to Phoenix MD and the Loch Raven Skeet and Trap Center for the 4th Annual PEN-MAR Youth Skeet Shoot.

    Thirty-five athletes ranging from 10 to 21 years old representing Hazleton Area High School Cougars, Fredrick Fire Power, Pine Belt Shooting Team, and Mason-Dixon Clay Busters participated in the 100 target skeet event.

    Justin Matteo, of Hazleton Area High School Cougars prevailed to win High Over All. Rachel Sauers, of the Mason-Dixon Clay Busters took the High Lady award.

    The Mason-Dixon Clay Busters took home the High Team Award and $3,000 in endowment money.

    We would like to thank Larry and Brenda Potterfield and the MidwayUSA Foundation for providing endowment funds for teams. Additional category and squad winners were as follows:

    2017 PEN*MAR Skeet Results

    Pine Valley AIM Trap Shoot Recap

    Sixteen of Mason-Dixon’s best made the trek to Berlin, New Jersey and the Pine Valley Trap Club for their 3rd Annual Youth Trap Shoot. Mason-Dixon winners included:

    • Gianna Patti – Sub-Junior Champion & 5th Place Handicap
    • Sam Rooney – Junior Champion
    • Preston Whiteman – Junior Gold Champion
    • David Bell – Class C Champion
    • Intermediate Champion Squad ($500 endowment money)
      • Robbie Carpenter
      • Oliver Fromm
      • James Gail
      • Ryanne Whiteman
      • Ben Carey
    • Varsity Runner-up Squad:
      • David Bell
      • Noah Temple
      • Eijah LaBrozzi
      • Rachel Sauers
      • Sam Rooney

    Congratulations to all the youth shooters who participated in today’s event and a huge thank you to Paul Dimeglio and all the members of the Pine Valley Trap Club for their generous hospitality!!!

     

    We Need T-shirt Sponsors, Please Help

    April 28th is the deadline to get all the t-shirt sponsor forms in. Please help us make this fundraiser a success!

    The Mason-Dixon Clay Busters is a local youth clay target shotgun shooting sports team. We would like to offer any vendor or business an opportunity to sponsor our team this year. The team will wear your business name on the back of our sponsor t-shirts providing visibility for your business at local, State and National Competitions, as well as around town. The sponsor fees will fund the purchase of the t-shirts and provide funding for our end of year team awards. The cost of a business card size advertisement block is $100. You may combine blocks to create a larger ad for your company logo if you would like.

    Click here to download a 2017 SHIRT SPONSOR FORM

    If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Alma Rooney 717-817-0529. Our submission deadline is April 28th. Thank you!

    Parents: Sit your athlete down and make them watch this!

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    The article below references college basketball however, I feel it relates so well to the shooting sports. I see so many kids more concerned about looking cool when they’re at the range or down and mad because they didn’t shoot the score they wanted. Let’s start the new year off right, let’s be positive, uplifting, and celibate all that we accomplish!!!!!

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    Daniel Wilco | NCAA.com
    Last Updated – Mar 20, 2017 22:33 EDT
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    At a press conference during 2016’s women’s Final Four, UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma was kind enough to give the world a glimpse into one of the most important tenants of his coaching philosophy.

    The coach for UConn’s women’s team — which has won 109 straight games now — currently has his Huskies in the third round of the NCAA tournament and looking for a fifth straight national title. You could say he knows a thing or two about how to coach.

    And in a timeless quote from last year’s tournament that’s resurfacing again a year later, Auriemma took a moment to share some of the wisdom he’s picked up along the way.

    Auriemma’s gripe? Players have been bred to care more about how they look and how many points they score than their overall team’s success. If a player is upset because they’re not scoring enough, or if a player on the bench is not invested in her teammates’ performance, she won’t ever see the floor themselves, the coach said.

    “We put a huge premium on body language,” Auriemma said. “And if your body language is bad, you will never get in the game. Ever. I don’t care how good you are.”

    That’s something players at every level should take note of, especially given who said it.

     

    A BIG Thank you!!!

    Thanks to all the Mason-Dixon faithful who made it out to Friday’s White Rose Friends of NRA Banquet. NRA Board Member Maria Heil and Senior Field Representative Kory Enck presented the Mason-Dixon coaches in attendance with two BIG CHECKS totaling over $9,000!!!!

    It’s wonderful to have friends and supporters who are as passionate about the future of youth shooting sports as we are!!!!! Thank you NRA Foundation, thank you White Rose Friends of NRA, thank you Mason-Dixon Family!!!!!!

    Welcome Mason-Dixon Athletes!!!! March 7th Team Meeting Reminder

    Welcome Mason-Dixon Athletes, we would like to welcome everyone to what will be a fun and exciting year!!! Listed below is some important information you will need to know.

    Team Meeting:
    We are less than a week away from our kick off Team Meeting on March 7th at 6:30pm at Jefferson Sportsmen. This meeting is mandatory for all members and parents. We will be presenting important program information along with volunteer needs and our competition schedule.

    Parent participation required:
    This is not intended to be a drop off program. A parent or responsible adult is required to be present for any member under 18. If you have an occasion where you have something you must do, it is your responsibility to make arrangements for another parent/adult to take responsibility for your child.

    Email and Website:
    As I hope you can appreciate, communicating with a group this size is not easy so making phone calls to relay information is just not possible. All of our information will be sent to you via email. Please read what you get and reply as soon as possible when asked. Our website, MasonDixonClayBusters.com, contains lots of valuable information including copies of most of the emails that are sent out. It also contains an up-to-date schedule of events. This will be your go to place for event dates, times, and locations.

    Cancellation due to weather:
    We rarely cancel due to weather, but when we do it is a last minute decision. The past few years we have been using a service that goes by the name Remind to send out important notifications and last minute communications to our members. Remind is a free, safe, easy-to-use communication tool that helps us connect instantly with participants and parents. To receive messages via text, text @mdcb to (412) 927-1441. Or to receive messages via email, send an email to mdcb@mail.remind.com.

    Use of personal firearms:
    If you own a Firearm that you would like to use (pending safety inspection) you are welcome to bring it along to the first practice. If you need a loaner gun please contact us at coach@masondixonclaybusters.com and make arrangements.

    Ammunition:
    Thanks to the NRA we have some ammo to handout; however, it is your responsibility to bring two or three boxes of ammo with you to every practice. For ammo recommendations see our downloadable handout…What ammo should I purchase?

    Clothing & Safety Equipment:
    Make sure you wear comfortable clothing that is appropriate for outside weather. In cooler weather layers work best. Jeans, shorts, sweatshirts, tee shirts are all fine. Shotgun shooters should avoid wearing hoodies or bulky jackets with big collars as they tend to bunch up around the shoulders making proper gun mount difficult. Make sure you wear sturdy closed toe shoes. Sandals or open toe shoes will NOT be permitted on the firing line. Although not required, I highly encourage everyone to wear a hat.

    Eye and ear protection must be worn by ALL STUDENTS while live fire is in progress. If you have eye and ear protection, please bring it with you. Spectators are also encouraged to use eye and ear protection. Early in the season much of our shooting will be done under the lights, please make sure you have eye protection with light lenses, dark lenses do not work well in low light or under the lights.

    Help Needed:
    Support from our parents is the backbone of this program. We will be forming committees so that the burden of these jobs will not fall on any one person. Many hands make light work. Please consider where you can pitch in and come to the team meeting in March prepared to sign up. If prior to the meeting you have any questions or need additional details just let me know.

    • Photo Committee
      • Group of a few people from each of our disciplines that will take photos of team events and create a place on the web to share them with the group. Looking for people with a nicer camera but I’ll take people with a nice cell phone camera.
    • Travel Committee
      • Group that will help plan away trips…hotels, food, drinks, activities, etc.
    • Fundraising/Boosters Committee
      • Group to develop and organize a fundraiser and will help me petition businesses for donations.
    • Trap Practice Food
      • A couple people that would prepare something very simple like hotdogs and chips at our Trap practices. This supports our shooters, families, and coaches on busy weeknights.
    • Pullers and Scores
      • Group that learns how to correctly score and runs the scoring at our practices.
        • Trap
        • Sporting
        • Skeet
        • Pistol
    • Trap House Helpers
      • Adult volunteers that keep the trap houses full

    If you have additional questions, please feel free to ask. I look forward to seeing everyone on March 7th at 6:30pm at Jefferson Sportsmen. Directions are listed on our website MasonDixonClayBusters.com