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  1. Funeral set for slain TV cameraman in Virginia hometownRead the original story

    Yesterday | WAND-TV Decatur

    Adam Ward was remembered at a reception at his high school for his infectious personality, youthful enthusiasm and rabid love for alma mater Virginia Tech. The 27-year-old's funeral will be held at First Baptist Church in Roanoke, a few miles from where he worked.

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  2. Mourners to pay tribute to slain television cameramanRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WSOCTV

    A high school in Roanoke, Virginia, is opening its doors to the community to celebrate the life of alumni Adam Ward, the cameraman who was slain last week on live TV. PHOTOS: Vigil held for slain journalists at Charlotte church Ward's family has asked visitors to Salem High School on Monday to wear the colors of his favorite teams, Virginia Tech and Salem.

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  3. Community gathering to remember slain television cameramanRead the original story

    Monday | The Daily Gazette

    WDBJ7's Kimberly McBroom and others with the station hug friends and co-workers following an interfaith prayer service for Alison Parker and Adam Ward at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke, Va., on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. Community religious leaders gathered Sunday to remember 24-year-old reporter Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Ward, the two television journalists who were shot and killed while working last week.

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  4. Chippewa Youth Trapshooting Club adds three national titlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Daily Record

    The accolades keep coming for the Chippewa Youth Trapshooting Club, which this summer picked up three more national titles at the Scholastics Clay Target Program championships, held at the World Shooting Complex in Sparta, Ill.

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  5. Trap team placed in competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | Macon County Times

    On August 2 and 3, the Macon County High School trap team traveled to Sparta Illinois to compete in the 2015 AIM Grand National trap shoot. Twenty students from Macon County competed for the National title.

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  6. 115th Grand American Trapshooting Championships Winding DownRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | AmmoLand

    The 115th Grand American Trapshooting Championships are beginning to wind down at the World Shooting Complex in Sparta Illinois. The WSC is living up to its name.

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  7. Herrin teen sweeping Grand American shooting tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 12 | KFVS12

    A 13-year-old boy from southern Illinois has taken home first place at three events in the Grand American World Trap Shooting Championship being held at the World Shooting Complex in Sparta, Illinois. The championship is being held August 9 through August 15. Ian Lawrence, of Herrin, Ill., has been named champion of three events at the Grand American.

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  8. Herrin teen sweeping wins at Grand American shooting tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 12 | KFVS12

    A 13-year-old boy from Southern Illinois has taken home first place at three events in the Grand American World Trap Shooting Championship being held this week at the World Shooting Complex in Sparta, Illinois August 9 through August 15. Ian Lawrence,13, from Herrin, Ill. and a student at Herrin Middle School has been named champion of three events at the Grand American.

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  9. Allen Eagles shooting team competes nationally with safety in mindRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 6 | Dallas Morning News

    ... won their second straight high school national championship with the Scholastic Clay Target Program July 14-19 in Sparta, Ill. The shooters are split into three divisions for competition. Students as young as seventh grade can compete at the ...

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  10. Store broken into near Ferguson protest - 5 things you don't need to know but might want toRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 10 | Business Journal

    The San Francisco 49ers have decided to release Smith. 2. Illinois shooting facility, World Sports and Recreation Center, in Sparta, Illinois is set to suspend operations Sept.

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  11. Cheers: UNF grad recognized for volunteer workRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | The Florida Times-Union

    ... team, which took home four national titles during the recent Scholastic Clay Target Program National Championships in Sparta, Ill. The championship featured more than 2,500 athletes from across the country, so it was no small feat for JU's ...

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  12. Illinois shooting facility to suspend operationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | KSDK-TV Saint Louis

    As the state of Illinois continues to operate without a budget, sport shooters prepare for a facility in Sparta to close Illinois shooting facility to suspend operations As the state of Illinois continues to operate without a budget, sport shooters prepare for a facility in Sparta to close Check out this story on KSDK.com: As the state of Illinois continues to operate without a budget, sport shooters prepare for a popular training and competition facility to close. SPARTA, Ill.

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  13. Illinois to close money-losing shooting complex, campgroundRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 6 | Daily Herald

    In this Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 photo, a squad of shooters participate in opening day competition at the Grand American World Trapshooting Tournament at the World Shooting and Recreation Complex in Sparta, Ill. The state of Illinois plans at the end of this month to close a money-losing shooting complex that regularly draws thousands each summer for the national competition.

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  14. Read Full ArticleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | Sussex Sun

    Members of the Lake Country Action Shooteres senior team, which took second at the national meet, are Patrick McGuire, Tom Ostermann, head coach Dave Richman, Kyle Morrison and Alex Matson. Photo By Submitted photo Incoming Kettle Moraine freshman Alex Matson took a silver medal with his four-person pistol team in the Scholastic Pistol Program National Championships in July, held in Sparta, Illinois.

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  15. Illinois DNR Newsbits - July 2015 - 7/6/2015Read the original story

    Jul 29, 2015 | Illinois Department of Natural Resources

    ... Steele at [email protected] . National Championships at WSRC: The World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta, IL welcomes the Scholastic Clay Target Program National Championships and the Scholastic Pistol Program Junior/Senior National ...

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  16. Hudson grad helps shooting squad win national titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2015 | Hudson Hub-Times

    After winning its fourth consecutive Ohio trap shooting championship in June, the Chippewa Youth Trapshooting senior varsity squad qualified for the National Scholastic Clay Target Program championship, which concluded July 18 at the World Shooting & Recreational Complex in Sparta, Ill. Hudson senior Nolan Loughry and his Chippewa squad shot their first round of 100 clay pigeon targets, also known as birds, July 17 and their second of 100 clay pigeons July 18. There are five members on a squad and they shoot a total of 1,000 targets.

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  17. JU Varsity Shooting Team Earns Four National Titles at SCTP ChampionshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2015 | Capital Soup

    The JU Varsity Shooting Team recently took a five-man squad to the Scholastic Clay Target Program National Championships at the World Shooting Complex in Sparta, Ill., and came back with four national titles, in Sporting Clays, Handicap Trap, Trap Doubles and Skeet Doubles. More than 2,500 high school and collegiate athletes competed in the biggest-yet SCTP Nationals July 13-18.

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  18. T-County Clay Busters bring hom titlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | Covington Leader

    ... annually during the month of July. The tournament is held at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta, Ill. At this year's tournament, there were over 2,800 participants and over 25 percent of the participants hail from the great state ...

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  19. Zanders' Sporting Goods Proud to Sponsor Gold Medalist at SCTP NationalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | AmmoLand

    Zanders' Sporting Goods, a wholesale shooting sports distributor for more than 50 years, is proud to be an integral part of the Scholastic Clay Target Program Nationals held July 13-18 in Sparta, Ill. This year, Zanders sponsored two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Vincent Hancock as well as donated 120 cases of ammo for the "Last Competitor Standing" event along with NSI.

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  20. Grand American Trap Shoot on tap in SpartaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | Bureau County Republican

    Coming up in less than a week is the Grand American Trap Shoot in Sparta, Ill. This event is the largest in the world and will welcome trap shooters from around the world.

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