Harrison County archers garner high ranks at state

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By The Staff

Harrison County archers recently competed in the National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament held in Louisville and represented their community well. The middle school squad received their first ever top five finish in the state with a team score of 3,169. The team earned a fifth place finish out of 35 teams. Justin Barnes led the way for the boys with a 277 ranking him 19th in the state. Julia Landsberg led the girls with a 267 ranking her 26th.

Harrison County sixth graders, competing in the elementary division, scored a respectable eighth place finish (out of 31 teams) in their first year of competing at the team level. As a team they scored 2,934. Brent Fryman led the boy’s squad with a 250 ranking him 78th in the state. Madison Fraley led the girls with a 258 ranking her 21st.

The high school division also did well as a team with a score of 3,099. That score placed them 17th in the state. The boys were led by Charlie Smith with a score of 280 ranking him 33rd. The girls were led by Charity Bowen with a score of 267 placing her 40th.

Harrison County had qualified all three squads for the state tournament from their Region 8 victories back in February. Next up for the teams will be their invitation to compete in the national tournament held in Louisville on May 9.