Thursday, December 7th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Thursday, December 7th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Maggie Kelch

Big walleye derbies ready to kick off on Lake Erie

For the next few months, thousands of anglers will be trolling and casting Lake Erie’s waters in hopes of catching a walleye worth thousands of dollars in prizes.
The two largest walleye fishing derbies on the lake – the Lake Erie Walleye Fall Brawl and the Walleye Slam – will kick off in October, attracting anglers from across the country. The Fall Brawl will officially kick off on Saturday, Oct. 14, and the Walleye Slam will kick off on Friday, Oct. 20. Both tournaments will run until Sunday, Dec. 3.

Ohio’s young clay target shooters learn how they can continue shooting in college

At the Scholastic Clay Target Program’s (SCTP) National Championships held at Cardinal Center during July, student athletes from across the country had an opportunity to compete in a number of shotgun sports, including trap, skeet, sporting clays, bunker trap, and international skeet.
SCTP shooters who competed in the nationals ranged in age from Rookie (5th grade and under) through Intermediate (grades six to eight), through Junior Varsity and Varsity (grades nine to 12), to College athletes. Seeing college athletes competing at the nationals often prompts younger shooters, and their parents, to wonder how they can aspire to shoot on the collegiate level some day.

Young clay target shooters impress at nationals in Ohio

A number of young shooters from Ohio took home top honors during the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) National Championships held in Central Ohio in July. More than 3,100 youth shooters competed in the events held at the Cardinal Shooting Center from July 4–15. The 12-day event saw well over 2 million targets thrown in official events and tens of thousands thrown in practice and side events.

Sporting clays championship in Marengo, Ohio, could set new record

With a few more weeks to go, more than 500 shooters are already registered for the 2023 Ohio State Sporting Clays Championships being held at the Cardinal Shooting Center Aug. 3-6. Shooters from as near as Pennsylvania and Michigan and as far as California and Tennessee will be competing.
Christina Loudenslager, president of the Ohio Sporting Clays Association (OSCA), said that they broke records for attendance in 2022 and are excited to see attendance up again this year.

Ohio’s Vanessa Donato makes school history as she takes her aim to college shooting team

Vanessa Donato became the first student in school district history to go to college with a shotgun shooting sports scholarship.
After considering a number of college shotgun shooting programs, Donato chose to accept an offer from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. The Lindenwood Lions are an NCAA Division 1 team and considered one of the most prestigious shooting programs in the country. Donato began shooting on the North Ridgeville High School trap team when she was in the eighth grade.

Big youth shooting event slated for Cardinal Center in Marengo, Ohio

During 2022, the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) set a new participation record when more than 3,500 young shooters competed in the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action shooting Program (SASP) National Championships.
Although registration is still open for the 2023 SCTP and SASP National Championships, it looks like they will set new records again this year when they gather at Cardinal from July 4-15, according to Tom Davis, marketing and communications manager for the SSSF.

Ohio’s William Browning has a shot at 2024 Olympics

Doylestown native William Browning started shooting trap when he was only six years old. Since then, he has won state, regional, and national honors as a member of the Buckeye Chippewa youth shooting team at the Copley Trap Club. 
While he is proud of all his accomplishments to date, the 2022 Chippewa High School graduate has his sights set even higher. His goals are to become a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and to compete for Team U.S.A. shooting in the Olympics. He’s well on his way to accomplishing both.

Ohio’s trapshooting championship coming up in June

The Ohio State Trapshooting Tournament will take over the Cardinal Shooting Center the week of June 19, and shooters will see a very different background than they have for the past few years.
Due to extensive damage and the high cost of repairs, the Cardinal Center team is removing the stop shot curtain along the trapshooting line.

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