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Clay Dusters extend lead in conference

The Park Rapids Clay Dusters extended their lead in the 1A Conference 8 standings after Week 3 of the Minnesota State High School Fall Clay Target League.

The Park Rapids Clay Dusters extended their lead in the 1A Conference 8 standings after Week 3 of the Minnesota State High School Fall Clay Target League.

Park Rapids scored 1,390.50 points to finish behind Princeton's 1,405.50 points in Week 3. Duluth East was third with 1,351 points while St. Francis finished fourth with 1,071.50 points.

After three weeks, the Clay Dusters remained in first place with 4,472.50 total points. Duluth East stayed in second place with 4,216.50 points while Princeton (3,835), St. Francis (3,214.50), Denfeld (2,783), North Lakes Academy (2,562.50), Ortonville (2,391), Luverne (2,261.50) and Blackduck (1,803.50) rounded out the nine-team conference standings.

Cole Girtz maintained the highest average for the boys at 24.83. Wyatt Newman was fourth at 23.33 and Kaiden Walsh was 15th at 22.17. Andrew Bittmann, Cole Bethel and Jediah Fischer were tied at No. 16 at 22.00 while Tayden George was 19th at 21.83. Also in the top 25 was Taylor Edelman, who was tied at No. 22 with a 21.67 average.

McKenzie Girtz was in the No. 3 spot for the girls with a 21.67 average while Megan Offerdahl was in the No. 9 spot with a 19.00 average.

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The other averages for the Clay Dusters after three weeks include Sam Belina at 19.625, Josh Crandall at 19.00, Lee Edelman at 17.75, Ashton Goeddertz at 16.50, Isaac Hartig at 14.75, Isaac Hoverson at 21.25, Brendan Landstrom at 22.25, Bode Lee at 20.125, Sam Meier at 19.125, Drew Weiss at 19.875 and Jacob Zinniel at 19.75.

Menahga moved into third place in the 1A Conference 3 standings.

Menahga scored 260.50 points to trail only Red Wing's 348 points in Week 3. Menahga now has 728 total points to trail Red Wing's 1,031.50 and Providence Academy's 858.50. Rochester Area Christian dropped to fourth with 725 points while Maple River (607.50), Long Prairie-Grey Eagle (467) and St. Louis Park (370.50) rounded out the seven-team conference standings.

Leading Menahga were Ethan Trout (11th with a 19.83 average), Jadon Maaninga (14th with a 19.50 average) and Hunter Rasmussen (tied for 16th with an 18.33 average) for the boys and Carter Hasbargen (fifth with a 19.33 average) and Melissa Trout (seventh with an 18.67 average) for the girls.

Two more weeks remain in the fall league.

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