BOSTIC, N.C.-Young trap shooters from across North Carolina earned state titles-with many qualifying to represent North Carolina at upcoming national championships-at last weekend's Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) North Carolina Trap State Championship.

The trap competition, held June 14 at NCTA Homegrounds in Bostic, featured some of North Carolina's top young shooters in four divisions: varsity, junior varsity, intermediate entry and rookie.
SCTP, for youths in grades 12 and under, is a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation managed in partnership with the national governing bodies for shooting sports: USA Shooting, Amateur Trapshooting Association, National Skeet Shooting Association and National Sporting Clays Association.
With remarkable growth over the past eight years, the program is considered "the Little League of shooting sports." Some 8,000 to 9,000 students from over 45 states are expected to compete this year.
North Carolina teams participating in the state title shoot qualified for the SCTP National Championships July 31-Aug. 5 at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta, Ill.
The best of these young shooters could be selected to attend an Olympic development camp in Colorado Springs, and some will go on to compete at the collegiate level.
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SCTP North Carolina Trap State Championship
(held June 14, NCTA Homegrounds, Bostic, N.C.)

Varsity Division (grades 9-12)
1st Place-Triangle Titans, 915 out of 1,000 targets (Todd Labarr of Raleigh, Taylor Morse of Raleigh, Marcus Coppola of Fuquay Varina, Chris Shoulars of Reidsville, Justin Young of Hope Mills).
2nd Place-Not awarded.
3rd Place-Not awarded.
Junior Varsity Division (grades 9-12)
1st Place-BCWC Topgunners, 867 out of 1,000 targets (Ronald Mundy Jr. of Mills River, Stephen Darnell of Hendersonville, Dakota Newman of Hendersonville, Justin Smith of Mountain Home, Marc Taylor of Hendersonville).
2nd Place-Triangle Titans, 793 (C. Grant Thomas of Fuquay Varina, Devin Kelly of Willow Springs, Jacob Lyle of Raleigh, Kyle Martin of Cary, Charles Fagan of Lumberton).
3rd Place-E. Forsyth H.S., 760 (Zach Walker of Kernersville, Taylor Fulton of Kernersville, Samuel Johnson of Kernersville, Jake Shields of Kernersville, Zack Vickers of Belews Creek).
Intermediate Entry Division (grades 6-8)
1st Place-BCWC Topgunners, 775 out of 1,000 targets (Seth Taylor of Hendersonville, Cody Ridgeway of Hendersonville, Caleb Rogers of Hendersonville, Paxton Edney of Edneyville, Joseph Wesson of Mills River).
2nd Place-Not awarded.
3rd Place-Not awarded.
Rookie Division (grades 5 and under)
1st Place-Morganton Clay Shooters, 276 out of 500 targets (Hunter Clark of Morganton, Noah Clark of Morganton, Hunter Drum of Hickory, Joshua Morgan of Morganton, Andrew Roland of Lenoir).
2nd Place-Not awarded.
3rd Place-Not awarded.