Century Girls Light Up ND CTL Class 1A Tourney

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Century Junior Alizabeth Krick won the ladies JV division at the 2018 ND CTL Class 1A State Tourney on June 16 in Horace with a total of 91. She placed second overall in ladies’ competition. MR CTL Photo by Brent Lipelt

MR CTL Press Release

Century’s Alizabeth Krick and Halle Dunlop shot their way to first place in the Junior Varsity and Novice Female Divisions respectively at the 2018 North Dakota State High School Clay Target League (ND CTL) Class 1A State Championship  in Horace, N.D. on Saturday, June 16.

Along with Century, Missouri River Clay Target League (MR CTL) teams from Bismarck, Shiloh and St. Mary’s took part in the year-end competition, with the latter two teams competing for the first time in the season-end event.  In total, 38 shooters from the four schools participated in the day-long, 100-round competition which was interrupted early by severe thunderstorms.  Nearly 500 young shooters from 28 schools across the state took part in the first day of the expanded, two-day event which capped the fourth Spring Season in the growing ND CTL program.

Coming on strong in practice and regional events after the season ended, both Krick and Dunlop posted impressive starts with totals of 45 in the first session of morning rounds, followed by totals of 46 and 43 to finish out the day, Capturing top honors in the female Junior Varsity and Novice Divisions.

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Century 8th Grader Halle Dunlop won the ladies Novice division with a total of 88 at the ND CTL State Tourney. MR CTL Photo by Brent Lipelt. 

“Both of these young ladies found their groove between the end of the season and the State Tournament,” said MR CTL volunteer coach Nick Simonson, “you could see their confidence on stand as they rolled through each round at the event,” he concluded, adding Dunlop exceeded her regular season average by 8.1 targets at the competition.

Bismarck Freshman Zac Steinke posted a perfect 25 in round one of the competition to lead all Demon shooters with a total of 89, and St. Mary’s eighth grader Isaac Wanner notched one in round two for a Saints’ leading total of 92 on the day to lead all MR CTL shooters along with Century Sophomore, Blaine Howard. All-Stater Andrew Ring led Shiloh’s squads with a total of 91. Other top area shooters for MR CTL at the Class 1A Tournament were:

First       Last                        Sch         Gr           R1           R2           R3           R4           Tot
Blaine    Howard                 Cen        10           22           23           24           23           92
Isaac      Wanner                 StM        8              22           25           23           22           92
Alizabeth Krick                   Cen        11           24           21           23           23           91
Andrew Ring                       Shi          9              24           24           23           20           91
Austin   Hartman              Shi          12           22           24           23           21           90
Lane      Grant                    Cen        9              23           23           21           22           89
Ethan    Knopp                   Cen        8              24           23           18           24           89
Trenton Radenz                 Shi          8              23           23           21           22           89
Zac         Steinke                 Bis          9              25           20           20           24           89
Halle      Dunlop                 Cen        8              23           22           21           22           88
Jack        Gebhardt            Bis          6              23           19           22           22           86
William Gebhardt            Bis          9              24           21           19           21           85
Jonas     Jonson                  Shi          12           19           22           20           24           85

In the overall competition, Rugby claimed the Class 1A title with a total of 477 targets (out of 500) with Oakes and West Fargo rounding out the top three on totals of 468.  Landon Hill of Oakes took home the High Gun award for boys with a total of 99, and Kyla Radomski of Rugby nabbed the girls’ High Gun award with a total of 95.  For complete results of the Class 1A Tournament, click on the ND CTL page at claytargetscoring.com.

Informational and registration meetings for the Fall Season of ND CTL at all six high schools in the Bismarck-Mandan area will happen in August.  To learn more about the program and stay updated on that information and more, visit the MR CTL website at mrctl.org, or find them on Facebook.

MR CTL teams are led by a staff of 25 coaches and supported by 55 volunteers who help instruct, score and supervise as part of the 2018 ND CTL spring season.  The program is funded by generous donations from local sponsors including: Presenting Sponsor Kupper Chevrolet, Kirkwood Scheels, Delta Waterfowl-Puddle Jumpers Chapter, Nodak Sportsmen’s Club, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Absolute Gun Dogs, Starion Bank, Lincoln Sportsman’s Club, Lexar Homes, Pretty Loaded, Warford Orthodontics, Lewis & Clark Wildlife Club, Wallwork Truck Center, Pheasants Forever-Lake McKenna Chapter, Advanced Business Methods, Entzel Trucking, RMS TriTec, Houston Engineering, Action Motor Sports, Double H Guns, Angie Sersha, Dakota Community Bank, iGear, Bobcat of Mandan, Central Dakota Strutters-NWTF, and Mandan Sporting Goods.

Featured Photo: While thunderstorms cleared the houses and delayed the Class 1A State Tournament on Sat. Jun. 16, the hot shooting electrified the crowd once the weather cleared. MR CTL Photo by Nick Simonson

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