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

White Rose Friends of NRA Event, PLEASE Consider Attending!!!!

PLEASE Consider Attending the White Rose Friends of NRA Event!!!!

As most of you know, next to the ranges that host our practices, the Friends of NRA is by far our biggest benefactor. The White Rose Friends of the NRA is having their annual banquet at the Wyndham Garden-York on March 3, 2017 @ 5:30 PM.

Marcia and I will be out of town that weekend so I’m looking for members/parents of the team to go and represent Mason-Dixon at the event. This has always been an extremely fun event that supports local youth shooting sports programs like ours. Please join us in supporting this great cause!!!!!!

I have a bunch of tickets and I would love to see some team members attend. Please contact me ASAP if you would like to attend at coach@masondixonclaybusters.com or 717-235-0743.

Help Support the Future of Shooting Sports with the White Rose Friends of the NRA!

JOIN US FOR A NIGHT OF FOOD, GAMES AND FUN!
MONEY RAISED WILL SUPPORT ADULT AND JUNIOR SHOOTING PROGRAMS RIGHT HERE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

Friday March 3, 2017
Wyndham Garden-York
2000 Loucks Rd York, PA 17408
Doors open at 5:30 pm. Dinner & auction 7:30 pm.

$45 per person includes Full Course Dinner

2017 Mason-Dixon Clay Busters Registration is now open to new members!

MDCB Registration is now open to everyone! Below is a link to the 2016-17 Mason-Dixon Clay Busters Registration Package. Follow the instructions carefully. If you have any questions, contact me.

If you’re thinking about joining the team but still need for more information, I encourage you to attend our informational meeting on January 24th at Glen Rock Shooting Club. Visit our website for time, location, and additional details.

Some basic information you’ll need to know:
There are a limited number of openings in each Division. Openings will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

*Trap Division (40 openings available)
*Skeet Division (20 openings available)
*Sporting Clays Division (Closed to new members)

What’s New in 2017?
We have made a few changes. First, our Trap practices have moved to Tuesday! We feel this is a positive move, one that will make our program available to many more families.

Secondly, we have closed our Sporting Clays division to new members. Only athletes who shot with the team (Trap, Skeet, or Sporting) in 2016 will be allowed to register for Sporting Clays in 2017.

I encourage everyone to get their paperwork in as soon as possible. We’ve had much interest in the program and I expect us to fill all our spots. If you have any questions or need assistance, please email coach@masondixonclaybustrs.com or call 717-235-0743.

2016-17 Mason-Dixon Clay Busters Registration Package

The Mission of the Mason-Dixon Clay Busters is 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, through weekly practices and area competitions, participants can develop as well as showcase their marksmanship skills.

Our nationally recognized program is an alternative outdoor sport that’s safe, affordable, and fun. Trained coaches will guide youth, step by step, through the fundamentals of safe gun handling, marksmanship, and equipment care. Beginners are always welcome!!!!

Mason-Dixon Clay Busters hosts Informational Meeting

Looking for a fun and exciting outdoor sports program for your child to participate in? One that is exhilarating yet builds character and maturity? One where boys and girls compete together and where everyone gets to participate because there are no “benchwarmers”?

If so, come check out the Mason-Dixon Clay Busters Youth Clay Target Shotgun Team!!!

The Mission of the Mason-Dixon Clay Busters is 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, through weekly practices and area competitions, participants can develop as well as showcase their marksmanship skills.

Our nationally recognized program is an alternative outdoor sport that’s safe, affordable, and fun. Trained coaches will guide youth, step by step, through the fundamentals of safe gun handling, marksmanship, and equipment care. Beginners are always welcome!!!!

Program Highlights:
* SAFETY FOCUSED
* Affordable
* Beginners are always welcome!!!!
* Co-Ed Team (boys and girls)
* No benchwarmers, everyone participates
* You don’t have to be an avid hunter
* Practices on Tuesday Evenings (April-early June)
* Hunter Safety certificate required to participate (yes, there is still time)

The Mason-Dixon Clay Busters (MDCB) will be hosting an informative family oriented meeting for new and perspective members on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. The benefit of attending this meeting is to get answers to any questions that your family may need to understand before making an important decision about joining the Mason-Dixon Clay Busters. This is a free no obligation meeting, so please plan to come. The meeting time will be from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, and light refreshments will be available.

Please let us know if you plan to attend this very important informational meeting. We would like to have a head count, so we can plan some refreshments. We would like your son or daughter accompanied with at least one parent for this meeting. If you choose to sign-up your child at the close of the evening, we will help you with all the necessary application paperwork at the end of the meeting.

We look forward to hearing from you soon. I hope you will consider joining our Mason-Dixon Clay Busters Youth Clay Target Shotgun Team, as the rest of the team is waiting to meet you.

Best regards ……. Coaches Roger & Marcia Beardsley

Meeting Agenda:
* Introductions
* About our program
* What’s involved
* Practice and Competition Schedules
* Costs
* Equipment
* Q & A

Location:
Glen Rock Shooting Club
22 Winchester Road
Shrewsbury, PA 17361

Event Date/Time:
January 24, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Registration Information:
http://masondixonclaybusters.com/uploads/2017MDCBRegistrationPackage.pdf (New members to the team, who are beginners, are asked to start with Trap only)

Facebook Photo Library: (Check out all the fun we have!)
https://www.facebook.com/pg/MasonDixonClayBusters/photos/?tab=albums

For additional information, questions, or to RSVP contact Roger Beardsley at 717-235-0743 or coach@masondixonclaybusters.com.

Merry Christmas

It's Official, 2017 SCTP & SASP Nationals at Cardinal Center

It’s “Official”, the 2017 SCTP & SASP Nationals will be held at the Cardinal Center in Ohio.

I have included a link to the hotel Marcia and I booked for next year. There is not much left but they have a “No up front charge -FREE Cancellation” rate that you may want to consider booking. Again that is for the nights of July 7th with a check out date of July 16th. Make sure that whatever you do you have the ability to cancel without penalty if something were to change.

https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/sunbury/suyoh/hoteldetail

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Also, there have been a few people talking about camping together next year. Dennis DeVoe has offered to put together a list so when the Cardinal Center campground opens up we will be ready to go.

Any team members interested in camping at the 2017 SCTP/SASP Nationals, send Dennis a reply by December 31, 2016. Dennis is going to try for a group of campsites together in the 800 row of the campground. (The wooded row where a few team members stayed last year). The sites do not have sewer, but honey pot service is available.

Please contact Dennis with your camper size, number of slides, and dates you plan to stay. (The event runs from July 8-15,2017. If you plan on staying for the awards on Saturday, I recommend staying until the 16th and leaving in the morning.)

Please provide your email address and a good phone number in the reply.

Dennis DeVoe
devoed12@gmail.com
(717) 870-1519

2016-17 Mason-Dixon Clay Busters Registration Information

Below is a link to the 2016-17 Mason-Dixon Clay Busters Registration Package. As always, returning team members get first crack at our openings. On January 15, 2017 all remaining spots will open up to new members.

Fees that we charge represents only a fraction of the actual cost of our program. This deep discount is made possible by our fundraising efforts, grants, and individual donations that help us lower the cost of our program to our Athletes. Please take a moment to check out our website for a listing of our sponsors and make it a priority to thank them!

What’s New?
We have made a few changes to our program for 2017. First, our Trap practices will move from Wednesday to Tuesday! We feel this is a positive move, one that will make our program available to many more families.

Secondly and I’m saying this with deep regret, we have closed our Sporting Clays division to new members. Only athletes who were on the team (Trap, Skeet, or Sporting) in 2016 will be allowed to register for Sporting Clays in 2017. This limited Sporting Clays division will run through the 2017 season however the discipline will be eliminated in 2018. As always, it comes down to finding a sufficient number of dedicated, qualified, volunteer coaches for each of our disciplines. If we don’t have the coaches, we can’t offer the discipline. If our situations changes, and we are able to acquire additional coaching, this all could change. If you, or anyone you know, would like become a volunteer coach please have them contact me at number/email listed below.

Some basic information:
There are a limited number of openings in each Division. Openings will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Once filled these Divisions will be closed and additional members will not be accepted.

  • Trap Division (40 openings available)
  • Skeet Division (20 openings available)
  • Sporting Clays Division (Closed to new members. Only open to athletes who were on the team (Trap, Skeet, or Sporting) in 2016)

For those athletes listed below who participated in the Fall Fun Trap League and previously turned in your SCTP forms and $20 payment, please make sure to disregard that cost on page 1 and skip pages 3-6 of this Registration Package.

  • Bell, David
  • Carpenter, Robbie
  • DeVoe, Carson
  • Fromm, Oliver
  • Gail, James
  • Knepper, Ben
  • LaBrozzi, Elijah
  • Lloyd, Jacob
  • McKnight, Michael
  • Metzger, Nathan
  • Mills, Matthew
  • Orr, Connor
  • Orr, Hunter
  • Patti, Gianna
  • Riale, Daniel
  • Rooney, Sam
  • Simmons, Emily
  • Sterner, Chloe
  • Sterner, Dawson
  • Temple, Noah

If you have any questions or need assistance please email coach@masondixonclaybustrs.com or call 717-235-0743.

2016-17 Mason-Dixon Clay Busters Registration Package

Mason-Dixon Sweatshirts

Looking for a great Christmas gift? We have a few Sweatshirts remaining. Cost are $20 (s-xl), $25 (xxl), $27 (xxxl-xxxxxl). To place your order email your request to coach@masondixonclaybusters.com.

National Championship Tees

Last chance to get your National Championship t-shirt, the final order goes in on Sunday, Nov 13th.

Show your support for the team and celebrate Mason-Dixon’s championship season with a commemorative National Championship t-shirt. These tees are identical to our team shirts except they have a one of a kind National Champions logo on the back. The shirts are Gildan DryBlend 50/50 T-Shirts (5.6oz 50% Cotton/50% Polyester) and the sizes actually run pretty accurate. $15 for S-XL, $18 for 2XL-5XL. To place your order for your Mason-Dixon National Champions t-shirt, email your request to coach@masondixonclaybusters.com. Payment will be due when the shirts are delivered in 2-3 weeks.

2017 AIM All State Teams

The 2017 AIM All State Teams were just announced. Congratulations to Mason-Dixon team members Tori Mann (Junior) and Dawson Sterner (Sub-Junior) for making their respective teams. Outstanding job! This is a great example of how hard work and determination pays off…

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    2016 Fall Fun Youth Trap League - Final Results

    Well the results are in and we have our winners. Before I get to the names, first let me say that I was very proud of each and every one of you who participated in the league. I received nothing but positive feedback from the adults at the club. That reflects very well on Mason-Dixon and because of that I say… Thank You and job well done! Coaches and scorers, thank you for your hard work and commitment to the program, none of this would be possible without your help!

    Now for the results… Taking first place in our Junior Division and our high over all shooter, Noah Temple. Noah put up some outstanding scores this fall and he really has come a long way. Runner-up in the Junior Division goes to David Bell. The runner-up spot was not decided until the last round of the last night.

    In the Sub-Junior Division, Dawson Sterner was our winner. In route to the Sub-Junior Division title, Dawson post the second highest overall league score, a impressive accomplishment from a Sub-Junior shooter. Taking the runner-up award in the Sub-Junior Division was Gianna Patti. Gianna had a great fall league and she did most of it with an injured ankle and a boot cast on her foot.

    Congratulations go out to all of our winners…great job!

    I saw some really good shooting out there the past few weeks and I’m sure all that hard work and effort is going to pay off in the Spring!

    A link to the full results are listed below.

    2016 Fall Fun Youth Trap League – Weekly Results

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    Trap is officially moving to Tuesday

    Holding Trap practice on Wednesday has been a problem and something we have wanted to change for years. Most of the churches in the area hold their youth group on Wednesday nights. We have a lot of team members, and potential team members, who are struggling with this conflict. I support and encourage attending youth group and never want to put a kid in a position to choose shooting over church or vice-versa.

    We have worked out a plan with our ranges and coaches to move our Trap practices to Tuesday evenings. It will take some adjusting for some, and I thank you for that; however, I believe this is a positive move for the program and it will benefit us in the long run.

    Starting spring of 2017 all Trap practices and team meetings will be held on Tuesday evenings. Our new schedule and registration is being finalized and you should be receiving information sometime mid to late November. As always, current team members will have first opportunity to register before registration is opened to the public.

    Thank you for your continued support as we make this transition!

    Awards Banquet and Fundraiser Dinner a Huge Success!!!

    Sorry this has taken me so long to get out…

    The final results are in and I’m happy to say that our inaugural Awards Banquet and Fundraiser Dinner was an overwhelming success! We were able to share fellowship over a good meal, recognize and celebrate our athletes & coaches, and raise over $1,000.

    I want to thank everyone who worked so hard to put this on. There was a lot of hard work behind the scenes, work that had to happen for this to take place. I would also like to thank everyone who went out and got donations, and all of the businesses who donated auction items. I was so impressed with what we raised. This money goes right back to the team to help keep the costs as low as possible.

    I heard nothing but positive feedback from the group so, we are moving forward with plans to do it again next year. The date still needs to be finalized but, I can tell you we are hoping it will be around the same time as this years. I will let you know as soon as we know. It’s never too early to start thinking about auction items and ideas for next year!

    Thank you so much for your support.

    I have included a link to some photos of the event, enjoy!