Archery Team scores First at Regional Tournament

Beth Ellis, Staff Writer

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The Menchville archery team took home the gold at the Newport News Regional tournament Friday, January 25. With an ending total score of 3221, the team improved their score from last year by 2 points and guaranteed themselves a shot at the State tournament in March.

In addition to their first place overall victory, four team members placed individually. In the high school boys division, Senior Tyrek Lee placed 2nd out of 31 with a score of 286, and Sophomore Dalton Westphal was not far behind in 3rd with a 281. In the high school girls division, Junior Courtney Hodge placed 1st out of 26 with a score of 275, and Freshman Kasey Twitchell placed 3rd with a 264.

The team will now prepare for their State tournament on March 9. During the 2018 season, the team advanced to Nationals after placing 3rd in the State tournament, and they qualified for the NASP World tournament, but were unable to attend due to graduation. With results so high at the Regional tournament this year, the team should be well on their way towards qualifying for Worlds again this year.

Archer Scores:

Tyrek Lee: 286

Dalton Westphal: 281

Felix Arsenault: 280

Courtney Hodge: 275

David Lembersky: 267

Kasey Twitchell: 264

Bryson Welch: 264

Mohummed Taha: 263

Hannah Hollis: 262

Joshua Lawrence: 260

Beth Ellis: 260

Samuel Molina: 259

Elisa Konop: 258

Ethan Matthews: 257

Juliana Cerny: 257

Kayla Riach: 256

Ashley Johnson: 256

Ashton Briggs: 256

Curtis Merkel: 253

Joshua Hewitt: 249

X-Zavier Pipkin: 248

Kynlee Johnson: 244

Sophia Ottofaro: 239

Avery McAninch: 233

Rachael Morgan: 228

Treyton Land: 220

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