Hillsdale College Shotgun Team Earns Top Prize at Conference Championship

HILLSDALE, Mich. — The Hillsdale College Shotgun Team traveled to Marengo, Ohio to compete in the ACUI/SCTP Upper Midwest Conference Championship and International Championship from Oct. 5-9. The team competed against more than 110 athletes from eight colleges and was awarded “Team High Overall,” the most prestigious prize of the event.

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Halter Shooting Sports Center Hosts Memorial Sporting Clays Classic

HILLSDALE, Mich. — Hillsdale College hosted its seventh annual Tom Klix Memorial Sporting Clays Classic on Sept. 24 at the John Anthony Halter Shooting Sports Education Center. The annual sporting clays classic was named for a 1975 Hillsdale College graduate and longtime supporter of the College’s shotgun team. The event raised approximately $13,000 for the endowment of shooting sports scholarships.

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Hillsdale College Announces New Pistol Range at Shooting Sports Center

HILLSDALE, Mich. — Hillsdale College announced the construction of the Ailes Action Shooting Range at the John Anthony Halter Shooting Sports Education Center. The new rifle and pistol range will provide new shooting sports opportunities at Hillsdale’s state-of-the-art range facilities.

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Hillsdale College Professor Wins Department of Natural Resource’s Deer Patch Competition

HILLSDALE, Mich. — Brian Shaw, artist and teacher of graphic design at Hillsdale College, is the winner of the 2022 Michigan Department of Natural Resources deer patch design contest. This year’s competition marks the 50-year anniversary of the DNR’s Deer Management Cooperator Patch.

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Incoming Hillsdale College Freshman Wins Gold Medal at World Shotgun Championship

HILLSDALE, Mich. — Incoming Hillsdale College freshman Jordan Sapp, of Phoenix, Arizona, earned a gold medal in the ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany, on May 18. Sapp, who has committed to the Hillsdale College shotgun team, helped the United States team win six medals.

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Halter Center Hosts International Para Trap Competition

HILLSDALE, Mich. — The John A. Halter Shooting Sports Education Center hosted the 2022 Para Trap Grand Prix from May 10-15, in tandem with the National Junior Olympic Rifle Championship at the Biermann Athletic Center. Para trap shooters from USA Shooting and overseas competed in the event, which was open to the public.

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AcuSport Grill Opens at John A. Halter Shooting Sports Education Center

HILLSDALE, Mich. — The John Anthony Halter Shooting Sports Education Center hosted the grand opening of its new restaurant, the AcuSport Grill, on Tuesday, May 10. The restaurant provides a top-scale experience for guests and members of the range.

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John A. Halter Shooting Sports Education Center Open House

HILLSDALE, Mich. — Hillsdale College welcomed Halter Center members and the public to an open house at the John A. Halter Shooting Sports Education Center Open House on April 23. The sporting clays course was open, and free introductory clays lessons were provided to all new members. Other activities included free introductory lessons in archery, Olympic air pistol, and rifle shooting.

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Hillsdale College Student Earns Second Team All-Star Honors at Intercollegiate Club Rifle National Championship

HILLSDALE, Mich. — Four members of the Hillsdale rifle team represented the College in team and individual events at the Intercollegiate Club Rifle National Championship in Fort Wayne on April 3. Senior team captain Mary-Kate Brox took 5th place overall with an individual score of 579, earning her Second Team All-Star honors in airgun. This award is the club-level analog of All-American honors and recognizes the top performers in each discipline throughout the academic year.

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Hillsdale College Hosts First High School Youth Shoot

HILLSDALE, Mich. — Hillsdale College’s Halter Shooting Sports Education Center hosted its first open Youth Invitational Shoot on April 9. Approximately 35 local high-school students had the opportunity to shoot American trap and sporting clays at the center.

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Hillsdale College Shotgun Team Competes in Division II at ACUI National Championship

HILLSDALE, Mich. — The Charger shotgun team competed in Division II in the annual Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Collegiate Clay Target Championships in San Antonio from March 18-27. The event was the largest collegiate shotgun competition to date, featuring more than 1,000 athletes from 95 schools. Hillsdale’s 11-person team took sixth place out of 21 Division II teams, beating the University of Alabama and Clemson.

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