Warsaw Archers Ready For State Tournament

By: 
Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
The WHS and the John Boise Middle School archery programs have been moving right along during the recent cold spell. One would imagine that the deer population isn’t too happy about this, but there are some tremendous young archers on the rise in Benton County. 
On Tuesday, they had a dual meet at home with Skyline and then on Saturday they traveled to Clinton for their last tournament of the year. Now they are off to the Bulls-Eye Target State Tournament on March 22 and 23 in Branson.
Head Coach Jackie Downing commented,"2,400 archers from the state of Missouri will be competing in this  incredibility competitive tournament. In order to qualify as an individual a minimum score of 270 as a middle school student and 275 as a high school student is needed."
Below are the qualifiers.
Tier 1 Qualifier:
Bradley Brown, Sophomore; high score for the season of 294. Brown is also known throughout the school as an outstanding Frisbee competitor.
Tier 2 Qualifiers:
Donna Pitts, Sophomore; high score for the season of 284
Trevor Downing, 8th Grade; high score for the season of 278
Logan Schockmann, 8th Grade; high score for the season of 278
Tier 3 Qualifiers:
Hudson Karr, 8th Grade; high score for the season of 270
Ashlyn Laue, 8th Grade; high score for the season of 271
Tier 3 TEAM Qualifiers:
MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAM (team a score of 3,000 is needed to qualify for tier 3)
Alyson Alcantara, Mason Anderson, Blythe Ast, Dameon Bohon, Trevor Downing, Michael Garrett, Camron Jackson, Johnny Jones, Hudson Karr, Hayden Kissinger, Elliot Kowal, Ashlyn Laue, Cody Parks, Samantha Pearman, Jacob Rains, Anthony Rogers, Logan Schockmann, and Mariah Wilson.
Alcantara is also a state cross county champion at just a freshman. 
To be good at archery, good eye and hand coordination, a steady hand,  and a lot of practice are needed.
We commend all of the students and Coach Downing for their participation and their hard work this season. Congratulations to all and best wishes in the upcoming tournament.

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