Southern Coffey County High School is forming a trap shooting team for this season. Currently, 14 students have signed up and have completed the SAFE class certification and have also completed their field day that allows them to compete.
The Kansas High School Clay Target League is not associated with Kansas State High School Activities Association so the school follows all the guidelines that are set by the clay target league. The spring season will be a nine-week season and the high school will be assigned a league to compete against other schools in Kansas. Starting April 3, the students will have their first assigned week for practice. There is a state championship held in June and every member of the team will have an opportunity to compete.
Clay target shooting is an activity that is becoming more and more popular in Kansas. SCC superintendent Russ Mildward surveyed students at the high school as to their interest and a large number said they would participate. After getting Board of Education approval, the school moved forward on forming a team. Mildward had been in discussion with Kelly Carland from Erie to get the ins and outs of the program.