Century Grabs Top Spots in LW1

MR CTL Press Release

Shooters for the Century Clay Target League Team locked down four of the top five spots in the first week of league competition for the six area Bismarck-Mandan area schools competing in the North Dakota State High School Clay Target League (ND CTL) as part of the Missouri River Clay Target League (MR CTL).  Only Mandan Junior Jenna Thompson was able to break their monopoly on the top five positions.

 

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Legacy Senior Nicholas Nicholson recorded his first perfect round in LW1 Competition. MR CTL Photo by Jason Lueder.

Century Junior Jarek Berger and Freshman Ethan Knopp took top honors on the week for local shooters with totals of 45, with Thompson’s 44 making her the only non-Patriot at the top.  Century Sophomore Lane Grant and Junior Blaine Howard rounded out the top five with totals of 43.  A group of six shooters, led by Legacy Senior Nicholas Nicholson, who recorded his first perfect round in competition, checked in with 42.

 

Top shooters for MR CTL on the week were:

 

First       Last                       Sch         Gr           R1           R2           Tot
Jarek     Berger                  Cen        11           21           24           45
Ethan    Knopp                   Cen        9              23           22           45
Jenna    Thompson          Man       11           24           20           44
Lane      Grant                    Cen        10           20           23           43
Blaine    Howard                Cen        11           21           22           43
Nicholas Nicholson          Leg         12           17           25           42
Andrew Ring                       Shi          10           22           20           42
Brady    Roehrich              Leg         9              21           21           42
Zac         Steinke                 Bis          10           20           22           42
Nathan Weiler                   Leg         10           22           20           42
Trenton Zainhofsky          Cen        11           23           19           42
Derek    Faul                        Leg         9              20           21           41
Gavin    Harsche                Man       11           20           21           41
Ty           Hirschkorn          Cen        8              21           20           41
Jake       Lang                       Leg         11           21           20           41

 
Thompson leads all female shooters in the state for the fall season with an average of 22 after one week of competition. She is joined in the top ten by her younger sister, Mandan eighth grader Kylie Thompson, (19) and Legacy Senior Haley Boeder (20) and Junior Cassidy Lipelt (19). Berger and Knopp also secure top 10 placings in the male division with their 22.5 averages. Buoyed by the strong first week showing, Century sits atop its conference.  Complete leaderboards and standings can be found at ndclaytarget.com.

“Century has added depth this season, with younger shooters stepping up to fill vital scoring spots each week for conference points,” said MR CTL Coach Darryl Howard, “while Mandan’s strong shooters from last season are improving and setting new standards for the Braves’ CTL team,” he concluded.

Formed in 2015, the ND CTL competes in a virtual format, where student-athletes log their scores at a local shooting sports facility, which are then entered into the league’s online scoring system, where teams and individuals are ranked against their competitors statewide.

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 fall 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, Prairie Patriot and Mandan Sporting Goods.  Capital City Gun Club, located four miles north of Bismarck, is the home facility for all six area high school teams.

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