Spring Grove leads the way on opening day of high school shoot

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Spring Grove High School kicked off the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League Trap Shooting Championship by winning the Class A overall and varsity team titles Monday at Alexandria Shooting Park.

Besides Spring Grove, also winning team titles were Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (junior varsity) and Hinckley-Finlayson (novice).

DGF’s Ben Ellenbaum was the top overall shooter after also winning the junior varsity boys division. Other champions: Carter Conradt, Southland, varsity boys; Toni Long, Blackduck, varsity girls; Kennedy Brouwer, Central Minnesota Christian School, junior varsity girls; Tristan Lewison, LeRoy-Ostrander, novice boys; and Payton Schwingle, Fillmore Central, novice girls.

For more 1A results, click here.

The championship, regarded as the world’s largest shooting sport event, runs through Tuesday, June 20, with each day featuring a different class in the nine-day event, finishing with 9A on Tuesday. The championship serves as a team qualifier for the state tournament, scheduled June 24 at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake.

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