Coffee County Central High School Claybusters Banquet Held Recently
At the national championships, Squad 1 placed 3rd overall in the highest category for juniors, the AA class. They were also the highest ranked high school team in the field. Squad 1 members were Derek Anderson, Megan Watters, Hunter Green, Travis Dickson & Brent Williams. Squad 3 also competed as juniors in the class A and finished 3rd as well. Team members were Stephen Sullivan, Tanner Carlton, Coleton Tabor, Noah Watters and Dillon Tosh. Squad 2 finished 3rd in juniors, class B. Squad members were Mikayla Dickson, Michael Watters, Courtney Trail, Wesley Rogers and Jacob Robinson. Squad 5 finished in 9th place in class C. Squad members were Wyatt Trail, Carlos Naranjo, Jade Green, John Ballard and Jacob Smartt. And Squad 4 finished in 8th place nationally in class A with squad members Jared Bonee, Tyler Drake, Dalton Proffitt, Hayden Zeigler and Austin Williams. Dillon Tosh finished tied for first place nationally in the AIM doubles championship with a perfect score of 100 while Mikayla Dickson won the junior lady hand gun challenge and Travis Dickson finished in 3rd place in the junior men hand gun challenge.
Also honored at Saturday’s banquet were members of the senior class for the Claybusters; Derek Anderson, Mikayla Dickson, Travis Dickson, Tyler Drake, Hunter Green and Meagan Williams. This senior class was a large part of 6 state championships during their high school career out of a possible 8 championships. Members of the SCTP All Academic team were Derek Anderson and Tyler Drake for men and Meagan Watters (named captain for the 4th straight year) and Mikayla Dickson for the women. Dillon Tosh also won the Tennessee AIM doubles championship. The Claybusters were coached by Ben Loveless, Craig Hafer & Eddie Reagan.
At the end of the program, Ben Loveless, who has been the head coach since the program’s inception in 2005, announced that he was stepping down as head coach. Scott Dickson will become the new head coach and will be assisted by Loveless, Hafer and Reagan. The 2014-2015 team will begin competition in October. The Claybusters practice at P&T Shooting Range in Manchester.