State Clay Target Meet Held Over The Weekend in Kechi!

Create: 06/06/2017 - 11:28

  Wellington High School's CLAY TARGET TEAM was in competition Saturday June 3rd at the State Tournament held at the Ark Valley Gun Club in Kechi, KS! Wellington finished 11th out of 25 teams, Moriah Lyne (Novice and ranked 2nd in the State) finished tied for 1st with a girl from Little River - both with total scores of 55, the best out of 17 competitors in that category. Andi Dry lived up to her #1 State Ranking in the JV classification, finishing on top of 10 other competitors with a score of 64. On the boys side, Novice John Hart finished 24th out of 53 with a score of 47, Silas Wylie (JV) placed 17th out of 73 @ 62 and Keven Walker (Varsity) finished 35th out of 68, also with a 62.  Jack Heimer - JV shot one perfect round with a score of 25 and received a patch for his efforts, and scored a 62 overall as well, placing 19th (tied for 17th, using tie breaker placed 19th).


There were 17 students that competed in the Spring League, 15 of the students went to State.  Shooting in Novice at State were Moriah Lyne, Tristan Barragan, John Hart, Luke McComb, Cody Metz, and  Katelyn Migues.  Shooting JV were Andi Dry, Colin Bennett, Colton Chase, Jack Heimer, Stephen Jamerson, Jackie Nuss and Silas Wylie.  Shooting Varisty were Keven Walker and Dakota Dry.  Students that shot in the spring but did not go to State were Levi Preston and Taima Graves. 


During the Spring League play Wellington finished 5th in their Class A Conference of 7 teams.  Conferences and Classes are determined by the number of shooters that a school has on their team.  In individuals, Andi Dry was 2nd in Females,  Katelyn Migues was 5th, Moriah Lyne was 6th and Taima Graves was 8th.  No males were in the top ten, however Dakota Dry and Keven Walker were in the top 20 out of 91 shooters.

1st - Cedar Vale - Dexter / 351
2nd - Haven / 338
3rd - Dodge City / 324
4th - Ashland / 324
5th - Little River / 320
6th - Andover Ctrl / 316
7th - Circle / 316
8th - St. James / 315
9th - Southern Cloud / 314
10th - Meade / 313
11th - WELLINGTON / 312
12th - Nickerson / 310
13th - Kingman / 309
14th - Winfield / 299
15th - Garden City / 292
16th - St. Paul / 290
17th - Deerfield / 289
18th - Greeley Co / 281
19th - Bluestem / 278
20th - Hodgeman / 275
21st - Lyons / 269
22nd - Remington / 260
23rd - Fowler / 254
24th - Minneapolis / 248
25th - Erie / 236


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Steve graduated from Wellington High School in 1974 and then Wichita State University (with honors) in 1979 with a B.S. Degree in Administration of Justice; his minor was in Sociology. Steve has held several positions ranging from Juvenile Court Service Officer, to District Manager in Circulation at the Wichita Eagle, Q.A. Planner at Boeing, Caregiver, Psychiatric Technician, Limo Driver, Ranch Hand, Photographer, Webmaster and Website Developer and a die hard Crusader Fan since the early 1960's. Contact the ole boy at or on Facebook or at any Crusader and/or Knight event year-round.