Saturday, March 2, 2024

Championship Teamwork is Locked and Loaded for the Southlake Carroll Target Team

This week, Mayor John Huffman catches up with the Southlake Carroll Target Team after a successful season of aiming for the prize.

Last year, Councilmember Randy Robbins visited a Target Team practice at the DFW Adventure Park for an afternoon of trap, skeet, and clay shooting. Even as they were looking forward to their upcoming competitions, they had their sights set on the championship by working hard and working together.

And work together, they did! This summer, the team of 55 members competed in numerous competitions, and the rewards were worth the effort. General Manager Kyle Mohon said, “Our kids actually won the state championship and were back-to-back champions. We had quite a few state champions who won individual titles, and we went to the national championship there. Out of six different disciplines that we shot as a team, we won four out of six of them to win the national title.”

Among many more successes, this team continues to prove that they are a force to be reckoned with in CISD athletic excellence.

A better list of the students earning the most recent national titles are as follows:

YESS Nationals

Southlake Carroll Target Team Took First Place and are the National Champions!

Highest Overall Men’s :

1st – Gunnar Reed – 291

3rd – Dominic Marotta – 289

SKEET:

Ladies JV:

1st – Katherine Cismas – 87

SKEET SQUAD AWARDS:

1st Place – Colin Gray, Dominic Marotta, Ethan Thomason, Preston Mohon, Gunnar Reed

SKEET DOUBLES:

Men’s Varsity:

1st – Colin Gray – 98

Men’s JV:

1st – Gunnar Reed – 99

Ladies JV:

1st – Katherine Cismas – 77

TRAP:

Men’s JV:

1st – Gunnar Reed – 98

TRAP SQUAD AWARDS:

1st Place Mixed: Gunnar Reed, Preston Mohon, Dominic Marotta, Jake Farrand, Colin Gray

SPORTING CLAYS:

Men’s JV:

1st – Gunnar Reed – 95

Men’s IA:

1st – Wyatt Hinckley – 92

SUPER SPORTING AWARDS:

Men’s IA:

1st – Ethan Thomason – 93

Ladies JV:

1st – Katherine Cismas – 87

 

YESS State

Southlake Carroll Target Team is back-to-back State Champions and Took 1st Place HOA! The team shot 1,403 out of 1,500 clays and won by 23 clays!

HOA (Top 10 Finishes):

Ladies JV:

1st – Katherine Cismas – 240

Men’s JV:

1st – Gunnar Reed – 271

SKEET (Top 10 Finishes):

Ladies JV:

1st – Katherine Cismas – 77

Men’s IA:

1st – Ethan Thomason – 99

Men’s JV:

1st – Preston Mohon – 96

Men’s Varsity:

1st – Richard Cismas – 96

TRAP (Top 10 Finishes):

Ladies IA:

1st – Sarah Lang – 89

Ladies JV:

1st – Katherine Cismas – 85

Ladies Varsity:

1st – Abigail Hinckley – 94

SPORTING CLAYS (Top 10 Finishes):

Ladies JV:

1st – Katherine Cismas – 78

 

SCTP State

SCTT came in 2nd place in Total Team HOA (Highest Over All) shooting 1,403 clays out of 1,500, just 12 clays shy of 1st place. To put this in perspective, they made history as this is the HIGHEST SCTT has ever shot as a team at the SCTP Texas State Championship!

Team Awards Earned:

2nd place – High School HOA

3rd place – Team Skeet HOA

3rd place – Team Trap HOA

4th place – Team Sporting Clays HOA

Ethan Thomason and Jake Farrand both earned Texas All-State status and represented the Texas team at the Ohio Nationals! Ethan shot in the Top 5 athletes for Skeet and Jake shot in the Top 5 athletes for Trap! CONGRATULATIONS!

Super Sporting Awards:

Squads’ IA Award:

1st – Ethan Thomason, Sarah Lang and Wyatt Hinckley

SPORTING CLAYS:

Sporting Clays Squad Award:

1st – Ethan Thomason, Sarah Lang and Wyatt Hinckley

SKEET:

IA:

1st – Ethan Thomason, Sarah Lang and Wyatt Hinckley

Men’s IA:

1st – Ethan Thomason – 99

 

SCTP Nationals

The team earned 6th Place for a High School Team in Skeet (out of 287 High School teams), shooting 584 out of 600. It was a 3-way tie for 5th, and they took 6th in the shoot-off. 584 is the team’s highest-scoring SCTP National Championship score ever! Way to represent the team, Dominica Marotta (197), Riley Franks (194) and Ross Wilson (193)!

Skeet Squad:

1st Place squad of Ethan Thomason (194), Ross Wilson (193) and Wyatt Hinckley (183) are National Champions in Skeet of Out of 103 Open Squads in the US, they won by 1 clay over the 2nd place squad! Terrific Job!

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