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!

     

    National Championship Tees

    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 3-4 weeks.

    Mason-Dixon in the News

    We had a special guest visit us Thursday at Glen Rock during our Fall Fun League. Kate Penn form the York Daily Record was doing an article and wanted to speak with our kids about being safe around firearms. The result was a very positive article highlighting some of our team members and coaches. Kate’s article is due to hit the street today however you can view an online version, including a video, at the link below.

    http://www.ydr.com/story/news/2016/10/14/gun-accidents-does-pa-hold-secret-safety/91906782/

    2016 Fall Fun Youth Trap League - Week #4 Results

    The gang was back at it Thursday for Week #4 of our Fall Fun Trap League. Junior Noah Temple, this week’s top gun, seems to have taken control of the lead in the Junior Division; however, the runner up spot is still very much up for grabs. First year shooter Hunter Orr led this weeks Sub-Junior Division with a very nice 37. With one week remaining, 3 of the 4 awards are still undecided. Awards will be handed out next Thursday after shooting, please make plans to stay and show your support to our winners.

    Don’t forget, results are based on your 4 best scores. Make-up rounds are permitted for anyone who missed a week. We will be at Glen Rock starting at 4pm on the 20th for anyone who wants to make-up a week and try to improve their league standings.

    A link to the full results are listed below.

    2016 Fall Fun Youth Trap League – Weekly Results

    FYI… due to our rain-out we will be extending the league an extra week. Please update your calendars as October 20th will now be the last night.

     

    2016 Fall Fun Youth Trap League - Week #3 Results

    Week #3 of our Fall Fun Trap League at Glen Rock is in the books. Junior Noah Temple was high for the night with a perfect 50. Dawson Sterner posted a 42 to lead the Sub-Junior Division. A link to the full results are listed below.

    2016 Fall Fun Youth Trap League – Weekly Results

    FYI… due to our rain-out we will be extending the league an extra week. Please update your calendars as October 20th will now be the last night.

     

    SCTP Nationals at Cardinal Center

    I haven’t received anything “Official” from the SCTP regarding where Nationals will be held next year but a friend of mine just got back from a recent trip to Cardinal Center where they were handing out the flyers below. Again this is not “Official” but I think its safe to assume that we will be back in Ohio for the SCTP Nationals in 2017.

    I have included a link to the hotel Marcia and I booked for next year. 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

    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. Please see Dennis if you’re interested in camping with the group at Nationals next year.

    2016 Fall Fun Youth Trap League - Week #2 Results

    Our Fall Fun Trap League at Glen Rock kicked off Week #2 last night. Sam Rooney was high for the night with a perfect 50. In the Sub-Junior division, Dawson Sterner posted a very nice 49. A link to the full results are listed below.

    2016 Fall Fun Youth Trap League – Weekly Results

    2016 Fall Fun Youth Trap League - Week #1 Results

    Yesterday was a beautiful evening to kick off our Fall Fun Trap League at Glen Rock. David Bell was high for the night with a 48 jumping out to a quick 2 target lead in the Junior division. In the Sub-Junior division, Gianna Patti and Dawson Sterner are tied atop the leader board with 46’s. A link to the full results are listed below.

    There is still time to get your paperwork in and join in on the fun. Contact me if your interested.

    2016 Fall Fun Youth Trap League – Weekly Results

     

    2016 Fall Fun Youth Trap League

    WHO: The first 30 shooters to send me their SCTP registration forms

    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: Thursdays starting September 15, 2016 and continuing through October 13, 2016 (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: $6 – Juniors 17 and under, $7 – Members, $8 – Non-members 18 and over

    LEAGUE RULES:

    • It is expected that all attendees be familiar with basic firearms safety and have experience operating a shotgun.
    • 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 Coach Roger.
    • Participants are required to provide their own Shotguns, Ammunition (#7½, #8), and Hearing & Eye Protection.
    • Age categories are established on the first day of the new target year (9/1/16).
      • Junior/Junior Gold – 15-22
      • Pre-Sub/Sub-Junior – 14 and under
    • End of League Awards
      • High Overall
      • Category Champion
      • Category Runner-Up
    • To qualify for the end of league awards, participants must participate in 4 of the 5 weeks. End of League Awards are based on a participants best 4 scores. Make ups and shooting ahead are allowed to accommodate schedule conflicts.
    • Settling Ties:
      • Any ties for the End of League Awards will be figured by a 25 target shoot-off on the last night of the league. If a tie still stands, it will be figured by a miss and out shoot-off.
    • This is meant to be a fun league; however, if any questions or issues arise they shall be directed to the League Committee, who is Roger Beardsley, Jesse Smith, and John Elmore.
    • For additional information contact coach@masondixonclaybusters.com or 717-235-0743

    REGISTRATION: Limited to the first 30 to send me their SCTP paperwork. To register you must download, sign and return the 2016-17 SCTP Registration Forms. The forms are located on MasonDixonClayBusters.com under the Downloads>Forms area of the website.

    Make checks for $20 payable to Mason-Dixon Clay Busters. Mail check along with completed/signed SCTP forms to: Mason-Dixon Clay Busters, 213 Pine St, Glen Rock PA 17327. You are not registered until I receive your SCTP paperwork. Novice and inexperienced shooters must contact Coach Roger prior to submitting registration forms.

    It's not too late....Mason-Dixon Awards Banquet and Fundraiser!!!

    Awards Banquet And Fundraiser September 10, 2016

     

    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

     

    Please contact Alma Rooney for tickets and any questions you may have at snowvetta@msn.com or (717) 817-0529.

    Checks are to be made payable to Mason Dixon Clay Busters and sent to:

    MDCB c/o Alma Rooney
    1512 Third Avenue
    York, PA 17403


    Based in South Central Pennsylvania, the Mason-Dixon Clay Busters is a Youth Shooting Sports Team that participates in Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, and Pistol. Organized under the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) the primary focus of all Mason-Dixon Clay Busters activities is SAFETY. The program goals are to teach the safe handling and use of firearms, provide a supportive team-based environment that emphasizes positive character traits and citizenship values and, to introduce young people to shooting sports that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. The program is open to youth from age 11 to 23 who are strong and mature enough to handle a firearm safely.

    For more information about the Mason-Dixon Clay Busters, visit www.masondixonclaybusters.com. You can also follow Mason-Dixon on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MasonDixonClayBusters, on Twitter at @MDClayBusters or @mdclaybusters on Instagram.


    Mason-Dixon Game Outfitters Youth Day

    Our friends at Mason-Dixon Game Outfitters are having a Youth Day on Saturday, September 24th @ 1PM-5PM

    See details below:

    We welcome the first 25 kids signed up to participate in the chukar hunt and encourage those too youth or not ready for walking in the actual hunt to participate in the rest of the activities for the day.

    We will provide each child with some wildlife habitat information, a gun safety lesson, Archery lesson and clay target shooting with a shooting instructors, while small groups of kids hunt with guide and dog in the open field. We will release 3 chukar per child. After the hunt we were going to have the kids come back to the pavilion and show them how to clean their birds to bag and take home. The cost will be $30 per child and we ask that we have at least one adult per every two children present. We will take at least the first 25 children and more if time allows out for the chukar hunt.

    If you are a part of a conservation group that would like to come out and participate in our day, please know you are welcome. The more, the merrier. Our youth are our future and we feel strong about educating and sharing opportunities to these kids to let them have a better understanding of the great outdoors and what it has to offer.

    For additional information and to sign-up contact:

    Kim Lewis
    Kim@masondixonoutfitters.com
    Mason-Dixon Game Outfitters
    2200 Channel Rd. Pylesville, MD
    410.836.1800

    Mason-Dixon returns home with three National Titles

    MARENGO, Ohio – Mason-Dixon continued their winning ways at the 2016 SCTP/SASP Team National Championships. Held July 9-16 at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio, nearly 2,200 athletes representing 28 states faced more than 961,000 clay targets during eight days of competition in the shooting disciplines of Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, and Pistol.

    We were very proud of all our athletes and everything they accomplished. The team posted some awesome scores, met some new friends, and took home lots of awards. Below is a recap of the week’s events.

     

    Rimfire Pistol

    • Runner Up Squad Senior/Jr. Varsity – David Bell, Carson DeVoe, Rachel Sauers, & Emily Simmons

    Skeet

    • Runner Up Collegiate Squad – Mark Beardsley, Preston Whiteman, & Shelby Evens
    • 3rd Place Men Collegiate – Mark Beardsley
    • 2nd Place Ladies Collegiate – Shelby Evens
    • 3rd Place Ladies Collegiate – Stephane Beardsley

    Sporting Clays

    • National Champion Collegiate Squad – Preston Whiteman, Shelby Evans, & Mark Beardsley
    • 2nd Place Men Collegiate – Preston Whiteman
    • National Champion Ladies Collegiate – Shelby Evens (2 x National Champion)
    • 2nd Place Ladies Collegiate – Tori Mann

    Trap

    • National Champion Collegiate Squad – Stephanie Beardsley, Mark Beardsley, Preston Whiteman, Tori Mann, & Shelby Evans
    • National Champion Ladies Collegiate – Stephanie Beardsley (3 x National Champion)

    Bunker

    • National Champion Men Collegiate – Mark Beardsley
    • 3rd Place Ladies Collegiate – Stephanie Beardsley

    Skeet Doubles

    • National Champion Collegiate Squad – Shelby Evans, Preston Whiteman, & Mark Beardsley
    • National Champion Ladies Collegiate – Shelby Evens
    • 2nd Place Ladies Collegiate – Stephanie Beardsley
    • 2nd Place Men Collegiate – Preston Whiteman

    Double Trap

    • National Champion Ladies Collegiate – Stephanie Beardsley

     

    For a complete listing of all the scores and how the rest of the team faired visit the SCTP’s website at

    Mark your calendars… the dates for next year’s SCTP/SASP Team National Championships are tentatively scheduled for July 8-15, 2017. Yet to determine where…..but optimistic it will be Cardinal again! Don’t get left out, let’s start planning for next year!!!

    As our 2015-16 season comes to an end, I would like to thank all of our athletes, coaches, parents, and sponsors. It’s a privilege to work with such a great group of people.

    Thanks for being part of the Mason-Dixon family!
    Roger & Marcia

    Sweatshirts & Awards/Fundraiser Banquet

    Sweatshirts

    Last call for sweat-shirt orders! I hope to place this order by the end of this week. We will collect payment when they come in at the end of July. Cost will be $20 (s-xl), $25 (xxl), $27 (xxxl-xxxxxl) per sweatshirt. Those who have already placed their order please check below to make sure it is correct.

    Banchierie – 1 XXXL
    Beardsley – 1 XXXL, 1 XL, 2 L, 1 S
    Bell – 1 XXL, 1 L
    Lewis – 1 XXL, 1 M
    Lloyd – 1 XXL, 1 XL, 1 M
    Metzger – 1 XXL, 1 XL, 1 L
    Mills – 1 M
    Orr – 1 XXL, 1 XL, 2 L
    Patti – 1 XL, 1 S
    Reed – 1 ?
    Riale – 1 L, 2 M
    Rooney – 1 XXL, 1 L, 1 M
    Sauers – 2 XL, 1 L
    Temple – 2 XXL, 2 XL
    Tyler – 1 M
    Wise – 1 M

     

    Awards Banquet and Fundraiser

    Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our awards banquet and fundraiser on Saturday, September 10th at 6pm. Cost is $10. This will be a big event for the kids as well as fun for all their proud family members and prospective sponsors, too! Remember to work on getting items for our silent auction – the more contributions, the more successful it will be – all proceeds go directly to our shooters. Please contact Alma Rooney for tickets and any questions you may have at snowvetta@msn.com or (717) 817-0529. Checks are to be made payable to Mason Dixon Clay Busters and sent to:

    MDCB c/o Alma Rooney
    1512 Third Avenue
    York, PA 17403

    2016 PA SCTP Sporting Clays Championship

    Awesome weather with beautiful surroundings was the theme of the weekend! This year’s third and final state championship took us to Buffer Creek Sporting Clays and the stunning backdrops of Somerset County. Incidentally, if you are ever in Somerset make sure you stop by the Summit Diner. The Goober Burger and Lemon Meringue Pie are well worth the trip!

    Saturday’s Main Event saw our squad of Dawson Sterner, Jake Lloyd, and first year shooter Noah Temple take home Second Place in the Junior Varsity division. Individual winners of the day included Preston Whiteman as Collegiate third, Dawson Sterner as Junior Varsity Champion, Ryanne Whiteman as Intermediate Entry Second Place Lady, and Stephanie Beardsley as First Place Collegiate Lady and High Over All Lady. Here is the link to all of the scores: http://shot.sssfonline.com/shot5/web/publish/results/frames.asp?cid=835&org=SCTP

    I’m so proud of this year’s sporting clays division. Not everyone on the team was able to take home an award on Saturday, but the way the group pulled together and encouraged each other was amazing. The effort and dedication of our athletes and parents this year was commendable!!!

    I would be remiss if I didn’t give credit where credit is due, this extraordinary year would not have been possible without the time and dedication of our amazing sporting clays coaches. All of our coaches are amazing; however, we need to send out a special thank you to Steve Beam, Mike Kelly, and Joe Clarkson for putting in countless hours and getting the team in tip-top shape. Thanks guys! I can’t put into words my personal gratitude I have for you three… you should be very proud of your accomplishments!!!

    One other person who deserves a lot of credit for our continued Sporting Clays success is Anthony Matarese. Mason-Dixon has had multiple group training sessions with Anthony over the years and six of the seven awards won by our athletes this weekend were won by athletes who participated those training sessions. His teaching style and pinpoint instruction give us a solid base to follow and the confidence we need to compete with the best in the nation. Thanks Anthony… we’ll see you again soon!

    Please join me in congratulating our athletes on their outstanding achievements!!!

    Athletes and parents, please make plans to attend our Team Fun Shoot on June 22th at Jefferson Sportsmen. This is open to everyone on the team!

    PA State SCTP & AIM Trap Championship Recap

    What an incredible weekend!!! The targets were changeling, the food was delicious and the fellowship was fantastic.

    First up was Saturday’s Pennsylvania SCTP Trap Championship. Our Junior Varsity squad of Jacob Lloyd, David Bell, Rachel Sauers, and Noah Temple finished in first place with a 461. Placing as individuals, Robbie Carpenter 2nd Place in the Rookie Division and David Bell placed 2nd in Junior Varsity with a 98.

    Saturday’s breeze turned into 20+ MPH gusts for Sunday’s Pennsylvania AIM Trap Championship. Differing from the SCTP’s grade based grouping, the AIM program groups athletes by age. Our squads did very well in the extremely difficult conditions. Our Junior squad of Nathan Metzger, David Bell, Sam Rooney, Dan Riale, and Darin Wise took home second place in the Junior division breaking a Mason-Dixon weekend squad high 462 out of 500 targets. Sunday’s AIM event also saw one Clay Busters win an individual award. Stephanie Beardsley finished as the Junior Gold High Lady with a 90.

    I would be remiss if I didn’t mention a few additional highlights of the weekend. Luke Beardsley shot a team weekend high 99 on Saturday and despite all that wind on Sunday, Darin Wise managed to break 95 targets. Matt Mills one of our first year shooters broke his first 25 Straight in Sunday’s AIM event. I’ll be looking for that hat at our Fun Shoot!!!!

    All those ups and downs and all that hard work really does pay off and I would be remiss if I didn’t recognize the efforts of our outstanding coaches. I would especially like to thank Jesse Smith, John Elmore, Steve Beam, and Bob Banchiere for all their help and support. Great job!

    I would also like to take a second to thank our sponsors and partners for their commitment…. Look at what these athletes were able to accomplished with your support!!!

    Athletes and parents, please make plans to attend our Team Fun Shoot on June 22th at Jefferson Sportsmen and don’t forget to block off our September 10th Dinner and Awards night on your calendars.