NASHVILLE — The Sullivan County-based East Tennessee Straight Shooters won the sporting clays team title and finished as the high overall combined winner at the Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program state championships held this past weekend.
In the varsity sporting clays competition, the Straight Shooters outpointed runner-up Soddy-Daisy 280-277. Austin Chandler of the ETSS finished second in the high overall male sporting clays varsity competition.
The Straight Shooters were runners-up in the varsity skeet competition, compiling 283 points to state champion the Haywood County Young Guns' 292 points.
Peyton Horton of the ETSS won the high overall male college trap category, defeating runner-up Tyler Hickman of the Bethel Wildcats.
More than 1,500 athletes ranging from middle school to college teams competed for the title of state champion in the three key disciplines: skeet, trap and sporting clays.
The TNSCTP is a program of the Tennessee Wildlife Federation, with key partner support from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. About 100 school-based teams — from middle through high school — participate in local, regional and statewide competitions.
For full results from the state championships, visit the TNSCTP website.