The 2013-2014 Patriot Pulverizers Sporting Clay Team







Head Coach - Steve Moore


2013-2014 Schedule

December 14, 2013 - Rocky Creek - Richburg, SC 

January 18, 2014 - Live Oak - Swansea, SC

February 22, 2014 - Clinton House - Clinton, SC

March 22, 2014 - Backwoods - Georgetown, SC

April 26, 2014 - Hermitage Farms - Camden, SC

May 10, 2014 - Rocky Creek - Richburg, SC (State Championship)





      The coaches and parents of the Patriot Pulverizers would like to take this opportunity to help you get acquainted with the sport of Sporting Clays and the Wardlaw Team. Wardlaw has had a Sporting Clay (SC) Team/ Gun Club for a few years now but we are not sure how many of the parents are aware of this or even if the students understand the sport.

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With the invention of video games, cell phones, texting and the loss of rural areas our kids are venturing less and less into the surrounding areas of nature. Remember when your mother put you outside and told you "see you when you are hungry or when it gets dark." We would roam for miles. Well not today! Sporting clays give kids an opportunity to be exposed to nature and in particular shooting sports. Notice I said shooting sports not hunting. Some folks do not prefer to hunt but dearly love shooting sports; in particular SC. SCDNR has combined with the South Carolina Youth Shooting Foundation to bring shooting sports to the youth of South Carolina. Check out their website @ are approximately five shoots each year. Various teams are represented from all across South Carolina. You have anywhere from 180 to 360 youth representing SCISC, 4H, and SCTP (Scholastic Clay Target Program). Following that you have a SCISA State Shoot and also a SCYSF State Championship shoot. The shoots are very organized and safety is not only stressed but essential. Gun safety is taught, demonstrated, and foremost expected to be used at all times. The shoots are on one Saturday a month beginning in December running through April. To be able to shoot as a member of a SCISA sporting clay team you have to be enrolled in grades 5-12. You can however shoot as a member of the SCYSF and the Wardlaw Gun Club beginning in grade 5. You must maintain a C letter grade to participate in all sports at Wardlaw Academy. In the past, practices have been on Sunday afternoons and do not interfere with church or any other Wardlaw team sports. Our thanks go out to the Carr’s for their generosity and support and allowing us to use their facilities to practice. Teams consist of three shooters paired by shooting ability and SCYSF/SCISA class requirements. The shooters scores are tabulated as team scores and also as an individual score. Team and individual honors are recognized. Sometimes we end the shoot with a cookout for all to enjoy!

 If you would like more information about the team, contact Head Coach Steve Moore at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Athlectic Director Kathy James at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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2013-2014 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS.... 

ROCKY CREEK - Dec. 14, 2013: The Wardlaw Patriot Pulverizers Sporting Clays team participated in their first tournament of the 2013-2014 season on Saturday, Dec. 14th at Rocky Creek Sporting Clays in Richburg, SC. Despite the cold temperatures and rain, the teams finished well. Senior Erin Seigler won the High Overall award in the Ladies Division with a score of 94. The team of Joe Barron, Spencer Moore, and Matthew Robinson placed first in the JV 1st Year division with a team score of 273. Spencer Moore and Matthew Robinson were in a three way tie for the high overall score of 93 in the JV 1st year division.

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LIVE OAK - Jan. 18, 2014: The Pulverizers had a great show at the second event of the season. Two teams placed in the top three in their divisions and the other teams had strong scores. The Intermediate Advanced team of Seth Daniels, Kevin Freeland, and Ford Williams placed third in their division. Taking first place in the Junior Varsity 1st Year division was the Patriot team of Joseph Barron, Spencer Moore, and Matthew Robinson.

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CLINTON HOUSE - Feb. 22, 2014: The Intermediate Advanced team of Seth Daniels, Kevin Freeland and Ford Williams placed a strong third in their division. The team of Joseph Barron, Spencer Moore, and Matthew Robinson stayed consistant and finished first in the Junior Varsity 1st Year division for a thrid straight tournament.

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BACK WOODS QUAIL CLUB - Mar. 22, 2014: The Junior Varsity 1st Year team of Joseph Barron, Spencer Moore, and Matthew Robinson secured their fourth consecutive 1st place finish of the season at Back Woods. Matthew Robinson also finished 1st in the JV 1st Year division with a high score of 91.