Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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April 17, 2014

Clay Crushers host Server Shoot-on-the-Mountain

CROSSVILLE — The third annual Doug Server Shoot-On-The–Mountain was held April 5 at the Sportsman Club on Shorty Barnes Rd.

The opening ceremony included a memorial tribute to Doug Server, former head coach of the Clay Crushers. Assistant Coach Chuck Burgess spoke of the tremendous contributions Server made to the Clay Crushers trapshooting program.  A flag ceremony followed with the pledge to the American Flag and prayer by Assistant Coach Kevin Hembree.

One hundred-two shooters and seven Scholastic Clay Target Program teams competed at this event, the highest attended Doug Server event to date.

The Clay Crushers were joined by other Middle and East Tennessee teams including Heritage Shooting Team of Maryville, Independence Trap Team from Thompsons Station, Sale Creek Panthers of Sale Creek, Cedar City Straights from Lebanon, Montgomery Bell Academy of Nashville and Spring Hill Clay Target Team of Spring Hill.

In the varsity division, the Clay Crushers varsity red claimed top spot with a 469x500, with Heritage Shooting Team placing second, posting a 446. The Clay Crushers varsity white took third with a 439. Red squad members were Meghan Server (95x100, high-over-all girl), Andrew Smith (94), Andy Carey (99, high-over-all boy), Cody Chattin (92) and Nate Wattenbarger (89).  Shooting for the Clay Crushers white was Derek Rose (93), Casey Clark (88), Megan Burgess (70), Luke Kemmer (93) and Cody McAnally (95). 

Shooting as Clay Crushers varsity individuals were Allyson Petersen(85), Nate Hembree (87) and Madeline Kittrell (86, high varsity individual girl). 

Cumberland County took first place in the junior varsity (JV) division with a score of 419, closely trailed by Spring Hill with a score of 416. Independence Trap Team claimed the third spot with a 329.

The Clay Crushers JV squad members were Ty Stone (93, high JV boy), Cody Hyder (88), Spencer Wooten (76), Aden Mathis (85) and John Weismuller (77). Madi Brown (33) shot JV individual.

The Clay Crushers claimed first and second places in the Intermediate Advanced (IA) division.

IA white posted a 444 and the IA red fired a 432. Spring Hill took third place with a 346.

IA white squad members included David Weismuller (92), Cooper Wyatt (84), Hunter Webb (91), Dylan Mowdy (92) and Robbie Parks (85). 

Red squad members were Jordan Burgess (96, high IA boy), Ryley Phillips (92), Clint Kemmer (93), Taylor Webb (75, high IA girl) and Darren Kittrell (76). 

Shooting as Clay Crusher IA individual members were Corbin Moore (82), Steven Douglas (77) and Gabe Whittenburg (62). The Intermediate Entry (IE) squad easily defeated the Sale Creek Panthers by a score of 348 to 300.

Heritage Shooting Team posted a 290 to take third. The Clay Crusher shooters were Tyler Brewer (63), Justin Reed (83), Gavin Threet (85, high IE boy), Noah Anderson (81) and Conner Atkinson (36).

The Clay Crushers Rookie Individual shooters were Shane Blaylock (72, high rookie individual), Nelson Lankford (60) and Samuel Phillips (19).

The Clay Crushers will be traveling to Hog Heaven Shooting Club, White Pine, TN, April 26 for their next competition.

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