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NH, Morgan archers partake in state qualifier

NH, Morgan archers partake in state qualifier NH, Morgan archers partake in state qualifier
By Brandon Miniard, Sports Writer, [email protected]

North Harrison High School was the center of archery activity over the weekend when the Cougars hosted the annual National Archery in the Schools Program State Qualifier.

Sophomore Lydia Windell led the way for the Lady Cats’ in the high school girls’ division with a target score of 289, along with a 284 in the three-dimensional competition. Junior Erica Ballew finished second in both events, with scores of 282 and 283, while sophomore Sydney Prince was third, with scores of 279 and 283.

In the middle school girls’ division, seventh-grader Hazel Robertson finished atop both the target and 3-D standings for the Lady Cats with a score of 285. Sixth-graders Jennifer Cordy and Dawson Bruce followed Robertson in the target shooting with scores of 279 and 276, while Bruce and sixth-grader Amelia Banet rounded out the top three in the 3-D shooting with scores of 275 and 267, respectively.

At the elementary school level, North Harrison took the top two spots in target shooting, led by a score of 259 from Emily First, while Adeleigh Waiz was second with 250. Third place was a tie between North Harrison’s Jayden Lundy and Morgan Elementary’s Regan Kamer with scores of 237. In the 3-D shooting, Waiz and Ciara Rippy captured the top three spots for North Harrison with scores of 238 and 235, sandwiched between a 237 from Morgan Elementary’s Adeline Felten for second place.

On the boys’ side, senior Ashton Thurnall beat out juniors Gavin Martin and Luke Hammon 274-273 for the top spot in target shooting, while a battle of freshmen saw David Grimes beat out Christopher Marples 273-272, to finish atop the 3-D rankings, followed by Allen Smith who took third with 268.

In the middle school round, eighth-grader Nicholas Craft and seventh-grader Laine Wilkins finished tied atop the target shooting, followed by eighth-grader Isaac First finishing third with 268. First lived up to his name in the 3-D with a score of 275, followed by eighth graders Corbin Davis and Rylee Forman finishing with scores of 268 and 258, respectively.

North Harrison was atop the elementary school division, fifth-grader Keagan Lane and fourth-grader Eli First finished first and second, in both target shooting and 3-D, with scores of 280 and 268, and 274 and 257, respectively. Fifth-grader Brodie Craig finished third in the target shooting with a score of 271, while fifth-grader Weston Waiz did the same in the 3-D with a score of 254.

It will be until mid-February until North Harrison and Morgan will find out which of their archers will qualify for the state tournament, which is currently set for March 11.