King Haigler Youth Sporting Clays and the Lugoff-Elgin Sporting Clays teams will be among the more than 30 high school squads of boys and girls who will make the short trip to Hermitage Farms Shooting Sports for Saturday’s South Carolina Youth Shooting Foundation (SCYSF) state championships.
Hermitage Farm Shooting Sports is located on Tickle Hill Rd. in Camden and is operated by multi-time sporting clay and FITASC world champion shooter, Joe Cantey.
Tournament officials estimate that some 500 high school shooters, coaches/advisors and team personnel will descend upon Camden and Hermitage Farm for the event which will crown a state team champion as well as male and female individual state champions.
The first round of shooting will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday with the second round of action slated for a noon start. The awards presentations are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.
The King Haigler Youth Sporting Clays Team is made up of students from Camden High School as well as home-schooled students and is coached by William Tetterton. The Lugoff-Elgin team, coached by Ken McClendon, includes shooters from Lugoff-Elgin High School.
The goal of the SCYSF is to introduce youth to not only enjoy the outdoors but also to learn safety with firearms, accuracy and to meet other youth shooters from around the state.