Milbank won ninth place at the State Class A Clay Target League Tournament on June 10, in Aberdeen. They shot a total of 392.
“The team shot a solid first round,” said coach Paul Sayler. “Shooting conditions were completely different the second round, and we struggled to adapt to the wind.”
Platte-Geddes captured the team title with a 471. Pierre was second with a 456, and Hot Springs took third with a 435. Rounding out the team totals were Yankton, 430; Brookings, 428; Winner-Colome, 412; Timber Lake, 409; Brandon Valley, 404; Mitchell, 390; Stanley County, 380; Canton, 377; Britton-Hecla, 377; Elk Point-Vermillion, 361; Bowdle, 352; Garretson, 334; Chamberlain, 332; Gettysburg, 325, and Harrisburg, 257.
Five athletes from Milbank competed in the varsity boys division. Nate Bien led the team with a final score of 84 and tied for 30th place. Austin Schuelke followed with an 82 and tied for 34th. Tanner Bock and Alec Bien each shot a 79 and tied for 43rd place. Chase Pinkert hit a 68 and placed 76th.
In the junior varsity division, Nathan Hansen scored a 49 and tied for 82nd place. Isaac Johnson finished with a 43 for 86th place, and Nolan Hanson placed 89th with a 31.
Nathaniel McFarland, Logan Meyer, and Karlee Mertens shot in the novice division. Mertens placed 14th in the girls division and tied for 36th overall when her score was combined with the boys. Meyer tied for 41st place in the boys division with a score of 50, and McFarland placed 56th with a 33.