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Friday, June 14th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Friday, June 14th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Maggie Kelch

12.54-pound walleye wins Fall Brawl and Slam on Lake Erie

A night fishing trip off the shores of Cleveland on Nov. 24 landed an angler from Olmsted Township a monster walleye – along with it two fishing boats.
Ryan Smith and his fishing buddy, David Ward, had put Ward’s boat in at Edgewater Park and were trolling offshore when Smith landed a 12.54-pound, 29.5-inch walleye that won the Walleye Fall Brawl and the Walleye Fall Slam.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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