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Local youth shine at USA event

From Mirror reports

PATTON — Cambria Heights High School’s Emily Hayes and Mason Weakland finished as two of the top shooters in the recently completed USA High School Clay Target League.

Hayes, a senior, finished first in the conference and first overall in the women’s division with a 23.3 per-round average. She shot four perfect rounds of 25 straight during the six-week league in which student athletes shoot two rounds of 25 targets each week.

Weakland, a freshman, finished the league with a 24.2 per-round average, which was good enough for second-place in the conference and second-place overall in the USA Clay Target League men’s division. He finished the league with three perfect scores of 25 and is the first and only Cambria Heights shooter to record a perfect 50 straight score.

The USA Clay Target League has been organizing a league in Pennsylvania for four years. The organization started in Minnesota by Jim Sabol with 30 participants and three teams. Today, USA Clay Target League organizes teams in 25 states with 1,042 teams and 32,810 participants, including 23 teams and growing in Pennsylvania.

The league motto is “Safety, Fun and Marksmanship.” Anyone interested in forming a team at their school can find information on how to do so at paclaytarget.com.

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