BC Captured Third GIAA Clay Shooting Championship in Four Years, SCDS and SCPS take the other top spots

By Special to the Prep Sports Report | November 10, 2023

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Savannah, GA (November 4, 2023) - Benedictine Military School's sport shooting team won the 2023 Georgia Independent Athletic Association (GIAA) Clay Sport Shooting State Championship last weekend at Forest City Gun Club. The Cadets hit 1,376 targets out of 1,500, beating the runner-up by six targets. The Cadets have won three GIAA Clay championships in 2020, 2021, and 2023 and placed second in 2022.

Benedictine's sophomore Mill Hollis and Savannah Country Day's  Ericka Ann McKeever were the GISA Male/Female General Division High Overall Award state champions. 


Sophomore Mills Hollis led the team with a score of 283/300, making him the Male High Overall State Champion. Seniors Jackson Ferland finished second behind Hollis, and Drake Cooper and sophomore Gavin Walmsley were also named all-state.

The Cadets overcame cold weather and windy conditions to secure the victory. "The weather did not stop our Cadets as they worked diligently and persevered in route to victory," said BC Clay Sport Shooting Head Coach Howard J. Morrison III.

"I am extremely proud of the hard work and dedication that our team has put in all season," said Morrison. "They are a great group of young men, and I am so happy for them to achieve this success."

Many members of this year's team will return next season, with only four seniors on this year's team. So, the Cadets are looking to build on this momentum and continue to be a force in GIAA clay sport shooting.


SCDS Clay Shooting Team Finishes Second at GIAA State Championship

The Savannah Country Day School (SCDS) clay sport shooting team finished second at the GIAA State Championship last weekend, falling just six clays shy of Benedictine Military School for the top spot.

SCDS shot 1370/1500, six clays behind GIAA general State Champion Benedictine and 39 clays ahead of Savannah Christian in their division.
Chase Buerger led the SCDS team with a 279/300, good for second place overall in the general division. Miles Carson was third overall with a 276/300, and Ericka Ann McKeever was fourth with a 275/300.

McKeever also had several individual podium finishes, winning the female High Overall Winner championship, the skeet championship, and the trap championship. Andrew Nicholson finished fourth in Skeet, and Dan Bradley finished fifth in sporting clays.


SCPS Clay Shooting Team Finishes Third at GIAA State Championship

The Savannah Christian Raider Clay Shooting team finished in third place with a score of 1331/1500 at the 2023 GIAA State Clay Shooting. 

The Raiders Clay Shooting team placed high in several events. Emaline Haddad finished second in Ladies Sporting and Ladies Overall. Bailey Waldhauer finished fifth in Skeet (General Division), second in Ladies Skeet, second in Ladies Trap, and third in Ladies Overall. In men's, Connor Daniel finished second in Sporting (General Division) and third in Men's HOA. Avery Potts finished fourth in Skeet (General Division).

PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy Benedicitne, Savannah Country Day, and Savannah Christian social media pages


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