Spartans third at State

Members of the Cedar Vale/Dexter trap shooting team compete June 8 at the Kansas Trapshooters Association Youth Championship at Ark Valley Gun Club near Kechi. The three-time reigning Class 1A State-champion Spartans placed third at the State meet.

The Cedar Vale/Dexter trapshooting team finished third in the 2019 Kansas Trapshooters Association Youth Championship on June 8 at Ark Valley Gun Club near Kechi, with a team score of 952x1000.

Chaparral High School finsihed second with 958x1000 and the Kansas City Crushers won with a score of 962x1000.

Logan Wallace and Josie Gage were recognized for shooting a straight 100 during the tournament.

Arik Artherton, Cody Bliss, Emma Speer, Brody Lenington, Ethan Wallace, Logan Wallace and Gage were recognized for shooting one or more straight 25s.

Many new personal bests were achieved by the Spartans, with new high scores and first straight 25 and straight 100 results.

The Spartans were champions in Class 1A the following weekend with a score of 477x500 at the Kansas State High School Clay Target League State Tournament on June 15 at the Kansas Trapshooters Association complex near Sedgwick.

It marked the third year in a row that the Spartans have won the 1A State tourney.

Riley County High School was 1A State runner-up with a score of 475x500, ahead of third-place Pleasanton High School with a score of 474x500.

Speer finished in third place individually in High Gun Varsity Female with a score of 94x100.

Bliss was recognized for shooting a straight 50 and a straight 25 at the tournament, along with other straight 25 shooters Jacinda Call, Avery Vaden, Logan Wallace, Jasper Young, Speer and Braden Snyder.

The Spartans also took the Class 1A Conference 3 title for the spring season, followed by Towanda-Circle High School in second place and Cimarron High School in third.

Individual category winners included Logan Wallace for Season Average Overall and first place High Gun Male in Conference 3, with Bliss, Young and Artherton tying for third High Gun Male.

Gage won High Gun Female Conference 3, with Speer coming in second.

Logan Wallace, Gage, Bliss, Young, Artherton, Speer, Snyder and Cole Criss were named to the 2019 Kansas All State top 100 for the League.

The Kansas State High School Clay Target League is now in its fourth year. It began with 18 trap teams and more than 300 student-athletes in 2016 and has grown to more than 1,800 student-athletes on 74 trap teams and 10 skeet teams for 2019 representing schools across Kansas.

The League’s motto is “Safety, fun and marksmanship, in that order.”

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Cedar Vale/Dexter

Spring 2019 Season Averages

(out of 25)

Arik Artherton23.6

Cody Bliss23.6

Jacinda Call21.5

Cole Criss22.8

Jeanie Gage17.4

Josie Gage23.7

Brody Lennington20.4

Braden Snyder23.0

Emma Speer23.2

Avery Vaden18.4

Ethan Wallace21.5

Logan Wallace24.0

Reagan Warburton17.8

Caden Woods14.3

Jasper Young23.6


KTA Youth Championship scores

(out of 200)

Josie Gage196

Logan Wallace195

Arik Artherton189

Cody Bliss188

Ethan Wallace186

Brody Lennington185

Avery Vaden185

Emma Speer181


Kansas State High School Clay Target

State Tournament scores

(out of 100)

Cody Bliss98

Jasper Young96

Logan Wallace95

Braden Snyder94

Emma Speer94

Avery Vaden93

Arik Artherton92

Cole Criss88

Ethan Wallace87

Brody Lennington87

Josie Gage86

Jacinda Call84

Jeanie Gage80

Reagan Warburton78

Caden Woods76

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