2018 Joe Bachtold Memorial Shoot results

We were blessed with beautiful weather and a large crowd for the 2018 Joe Bachtold Memorial Shoot. Thanks to the following folks for your donations of food, prizes, added purse money, and work that helped to make the day a great success and fun for all.


  • Dan Riccolo
  • Steve Robbins
  • Steve Tjarks
  • Stan Saathoff
  • Tim Diller
  • Dave Wolken

PCSC staff – Dan Masters, Dick Hitchens, Ron Schramm, Art Cabello, Darrell Stroh, Tal Parmenter

50 bird Derby Results – 40 shooters entered.

1st Place    Gary M.  48/50  $114 & trophy

2nd Place   Skip D.   47/50   $76 & trophy

3rd Place    Tal P.    46/50   $29 & trophy (tie-breaker)    Jim O.   46/50   $29

1st Lewis    42/50      $23 each      Dave W., Bill J., Randy M., Randy L.

2nd Lewis    38/50     $45 each      Ron M., Steve O.

3rd Lewis      34/50    $26 each      Dan R., Barb M.

PCHS Trapshooting Team season report

In our third year, the Prairie Central High School Trap Team participating in the Illinois High School Clay Target League had a great season. Dalton Breedon, Hunter Robinson, and Storm Gerdes were named to the All-State Team. The team collectively finished second in their conference with Kayleigh Powell placing 3rd for Varsity Females in our conference. The team really put a lot of effort forward to have 11 of 19 compete at the Varsity level and be invited to compete in the inaugural National Championship at Michigan’s MTA Homegrounds July 12-15th. We are sending our top 5 shooters in average and two alternates to the event! All 7 will compete in the individual event as well!

During the winter months, the team held a fundraising raffle of Winchester Products(gun, shells, hats) that with help from Prairie Central Sportsman’s Club and Livingston County Pheasants Forever was able to raise $3900! The proceeds were halved, $2000 went to the program costs and the remaining money will be used to develop a second trap field at Prairie Central Sportsman’s Club to better handle the needs of the growing youth program. Livingston County Pheasants Forever also submitted a $500 grant that helped with the cost of shells.

Prairie Central Sportsman’s Club was the hosting range for the 2018 Season with all team members shooting 50 targets per week in the first 4 weeks, then 100 per week in the following 5 weeks. Scores just kept getting better with more practice as the weeks went by. At the end of the 9 weeks, 11 of our 19 students had a 19 or better average out of 25 which received the Varsity Classification!

Onto the State Tournament, 18 of the students made the trip to Brittany Shooting Park in Bunker Hill IL on June 2rd .  The weather was overcast hazy and threatening thunderstorms with varying winds, with a storm cell that actually suspended shooting for about an hour! Not a good a day for trapshooting. The team finished the day in 13th place out of the 26 High Schools participating with a 441/500. Unfortunately, none of our team received individual awards at the tournament. The Team was briefed after the tournament of the Invitation to the National Championship, everyone was very excited!

We would like to extend our gratitude to all the students, parents, PCHS Administration, Principal Brad Beyers, Prairie Central Sportsman’s Club, Livingston County Pheasants Forever, Rick Allen-R & J Firearms, Richard Pearson-ISRA, Winchester Ammunition, White Flyer Targets, and coaches for once again a successful season!!




CALEB EMBRY   87/100












PC High School trap season to kick off

Coach Dan Masters announced at the PCSC Annual Members Meeting that the Illinois State High School Clay Target League 2018 season is about to kick off. Team sign-up will begin in the coming weeks. High school teams from around the state will compete in weekly competition beginning in April and culminating with the State Championship Tournament in June. Prairie Central High School has fielded a strong team in past years and we look forward to a strong showing for 2018. PCHS students watch for team sign-up announcement to come out soon!

PCSC Directors elected to new terms

Incumbent directors Richard Pearson, Tal Parmenter, and J.R. Bunting were re-elected to 3 year terms at the annual PCSC Members Meeting on January 20, 2018. PCSC is lead by a 9 member board of directors who serve staggered 3 year terms. Current directors for 2018 are:

  • Art Cabello
  • Ron Schramm
  • Dick Hitchens
  • Darrell Stroh
  • Dan Masters
  • Tal Parmenter
  • Ben Diller
  • J.R. Bunting
  • Richard Pearson

Annual Membership Meeting – Jan. 20, 2018

The PCSC Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 1:00PM, at the PCSC Range. All members are encouraged to attend. The primary purpose of the annual meeting is election of directors. Each year, terms expire for 3 of the 9 directors. Directors whose terms are expiring are: Richard Pearson, Tal Parmenter, and J.R. Bunting. All have indicated they will stand for re-election. Any member in good standing who wishes to stand for election to the Board of Directors may do so at the annual meeting. If you would like to stand for election, or nominate someone, please contact PCSC President Art Cabello at (815) 822-4407 or prairiecentralsc@gmail.com

Raffle to Support Prairie Central High School Trap Team

Prairie Central Sportsman’s Club and Livingston County Pheasants Forever are joining together in support of the Prairie Central High School Trap Team. Members of both organizations will be selling raffle tickets to raise funds for the team. Raffle prizes include a Winchester SXP 12 ga trap gun and cases of shotgun shells. Tickets are $10 each. The drawing will take place on March 19, 2018.

PC Trap Team Raffle


Big Weekend at PCSC

Lots of fun at PCSC this weekend!!

Saturday, October 28 – International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Zombie Shoot/Chili Lunch

Registration 9:00 a.m. Shoot 10:00 a.m.
Four courses of fire.   $20 to shoot.
Bring your favorite pistol and shoot some Zombies.
Click for shoot flyer: Zombie_2017_Flyer

Sunday, October 29 – Turkey Shoot (Trap)

Sign up begins at 8:00 am and shooting begins at 9:00 am.
Program is: 100 bird derby with 25 targets at 16yd, 21yd, 24yd, and 27yd.
Added money for: Winner, 2nd place, 3rd place, 3 lewis winners, 16, 21, 24, and 27 yard line winners,  a front run winner, and a back run winner.
A light lunch will be available.
Click for shoot flyer: TURKEYSHOOT2017

Come out and join the fun!