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Clay Dusters remain in first place in conference standings

Duluth East had the top team score in Week 2, but the Park Rapids Clay Dusters remained in first play in the overall 1A Conference 8 standings of the Minnesota State High School Fall Clay Target League.

Duluth East earned 1,529.50 points in Week 2 to top Park Rapids' runner-up total of 1,492.50 points. St. Francis was third with 1,112.50 points and Princeton was fourth in the nine-team conference with 1,094.50 points.

The Clay Dusters remained in first place in the overall standings with 3,082 points. Duluth East was second with 2,865.50 points while Princeton (2,429.50), St. Francis (2,143), Denfeld (2,005), Ortonville (1,708), North Lakes Academy (1,645.50), Luverne (1,511) and Blackduck (970.50) followed.

Cole Girtz remained as the top male competitor with a 24.75 average. Also in the top 25 in the conference were Wyatt Newman (tied for seventh with a 23.25 average), Cole Bethel and Andrew Bittmann (tied for 11th with 22.75 averages), Taylor Edelman (tied for 15th at 22.50), Brendan Landstrom (tied for 17th at 22.25) and Jediah Fischer (tied for 23rd at 21.75).

For the females, McKenzie Girtz took over the top spot with a 23.25 average while Megan Offerdahl was tied for fifth with a 21.00 average.

Other averages for the Clay Dusters include Sam Belina (20.00), Josh Crandall (20.17), Lee Edelman (18.67), Tayden George (20.67), Ashton Goeddertz (14.25), Isaac Hartig (15.17), Isaac Hoverson (20.83), Bode Lee (21.00), Sam Meier (18.50), Kaiden Walsh (21.83), Drew Weiss (19.67) and Jacob Zinniel (20.00).

Menahga in fourth

Menahga dropped a spot to fourth place in the 1A Conference 3 standings after Week 2.

Red Wing used a winning total of 358 points to remain atop the conference with 683.50 points. Providence Academy stayed in second place with 626.50 points while Rochester Area Christian moved up to third with 484 points. Menahga was fourth with 467.50 points.

Leading Menahga were Nick Treinen (tied for 10th at 20.75), Jadon Maaninga (16th at 18.75), Keaton Schoon and Ethern Trout (tied for 17th at 18.50) and Hunter Rasmussen (tied for 23rd at 17.75) for the males and Melissa Trout (sixth at 18.75) and Carter Hasbargen (seventh at 18.25) for the females.