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Tuxedos and shotguns: One high school has shooting competition and prom on same night

Arp High School places high in clay shooting

ARP, Texas (KETK) - Arp High School's clay target team had a competition this past weekend. Also this past weekend was their prom night.

Shot guns, ammo, and tuxedos made up Christian Holsinger's Saturday.

"That's one for the legend books right there," Holsinger said.

This East Texas high school had prom the same day as their clay shooting competition.

"We got up there, and literally all eyes were on me, I was the only one in a tux," Holsinger said.

"He'll never live it down!" teammates Hannah Eakin and Quinn Roberts joked.

After a tie in the sporting clays event, Holsinger had to do a sudden death shoot out for first place. With prom just a few hours away, this prom date was no longer headed to dinner before the dance, but to a shooting range.

"He just blasted both of them," Roberts bragged on his teammate. "In his tux. In his tux! It was very classy looking."

Holsinger won first place in that event. He wasn't the only big winner.

"I was first place overall in the whole shoot, and I mean I'm pretty happy about that!" Roberts, a sophomore, said.

"Sometimes you completely dust it and it completely disappears," Hannah Eakin, placing 1st overall JV girl and 2nd overall in JV and Varsity girls.

This is the first year Arp High School has had a clay target team. The team says it's a unique sport, something they think more schools should take part in. The students say their thankful for the addition of the clay target team and look forward to what they will do next.

"Look at all these trophies here, we've got football trophies, volleyball trophies, and pretty soon, we'll have some shooting trophies"

The Arp High School clay target team placed fifth out of twelve teams. Now, the high school's fishing team will be competing in regionals this coming weekend. And within the next school year, they are looking to add an archery club. All about those outdoors!


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