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Younger shooters, smaller schools take top archery honors


More than 600 shooters took part in Missouri’s second National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament Feb. 13

From the Missouri Department of Conservation

Archers in the elementary and middle school divisions outshot high-school-aged competitors to take top honors in the second Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP) tournament Feb. 13.

MoNASP gives students in participating schools the opportunity to shoot bows and arrows under close supervision during physical education classes. One of the program’s biggest selling points is that any student can succeed, regardless of size or athletic ability.

That fact was confirmed at this year’s state tournament, where eighth-grader Mason Price, from the Maries County R-II Middle School took top honors among male shooters with a score of 287 out of 300 possible points.

First place for female shooters went to sixth-grader Jordan Lewis of George Guffey Elementary School in Fenton. She scored 274 points. These two top shooters received a chrome-finish Genesis bow, donated by Brennan Industries.

Archery also is a sport where large and small school districts can compete on an equal footing. Teams from Crane, Mo., population 1,375, took first place in the middle school and high school divisions. Arnold, Mo., also proved it is a force to reckon with, taking second place in the elementary team division and third among middle schools.

School districts from large to small also were represented in overall tournament standings.

INDIVIDUAL SHOOTERS
Elementary Division

Female - Jordan Lewis (score of 274) George Guffey Elementary, Fenton
Male - Colton Fry (272) Dent-Phelps R-III, Salem

Middle School Division
Female - Marissa Quick (265) Dent-Phelps R-III, Salem
Male - Mason Price (287) Maries Co. R-II, Bland

High School Division
Female - Paige Grisham (266) Crane High School, Crane
Male - Dylan Paris (278) Warsaw High School, Warsaw

TEAMS
Elementary Division

1. George Guffey Elementary, Fenton
2. Meramec Heights, Arnold
3. Longview Farm Elementary, Lee’s Summit

Middle School Division
1. Crane Middle School, Crane
2. Willard Middle School, Willard
3. Ridgewood Middle School, Arnold

High School Division
1. Crane High School, Crane
2. Warsaw High School, Warsaw
3. Hurley High School, Hurley

Back To YBO Home PageThe tournament at Linn State Technical College drew 639 shooters, more than twice the number who participated in last year’s event. Missourians who would like to see MoNASP in their schools can contact Kevin Lohraff at Kevin.Lohraff@mdc.mo.gov or calling (573)751-4115.

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