Titans host archery tournament
FORT BRANCH—Students from 36 area schools looked to hit the mark in Gibson Southern High School’s first-ever Winter Classic archery tournament over the weekend.
Gibson Southern’s Archery Club, formed two years ago, competes in area
More than 600 archers ranging from 4th through 12th grade shot in three flights Friday and 11 flights Saturday
at two different distances in compliance with National Archery in Schools Program standards.
Teams and individuals shooting closest to the bullseye in three five-shot rounds at 10 and 15 meters earned points toward tournament awards.
Castle High School won the high school division, scoring 3298 points while Henderson County North Middle School from Henderson, Kentucky, won the middle school division scoring 3266 points. East Heights Elementary from Henderson won the elementary division with 2792 points.Volunteer Anna Allen,dressed in an orange vest,helped shooters with scores and following protocolFriday.
Her 20-year-old twin daughtersHeather and Tony went to Gibson Southern. She said the program has had a positive impact on students.
“I wish we could have started this earlier, because the kids have just thrived on it.”
Gibson Southern grad Kyle Wooton watched from the stands with binoculars with his daughter Jonica, as she waited to shoot for Saint Benedict’s Elementary School.
“I really like it,” the 1995 graduate who ran track and cross country for the Titans, said of the tournament.
Wooton, a bow hunter, said he gets to find common ground with his daughter when they take aim at a range built in their barn.
“It’s something we can do together, even in the cold
Archers competing in thetournaments all use the same model bow, a Genesis by Matthews, with arrows specially designed for target shooting indoors.
The Titans held an interschool tournament last February, but this is the first tournament involving other teams at the school.
See full results on page 2A.
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