State Archery Competition


The Rattler Senior High Archery Team from Murfreesboro placed one boy and two girls in the top 10 of their respective divisions and slipped away with the team title in the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program state championship last Saturday at Bank of the Ozarks Arena.

The Rattler squad edged Alpena High School by 5 points, 3,313 to 3,308 to win the title. Batesville High’s Pioneers finished in third place with a score of 3,297 points. Teams entered up to 16 archers in the contest for scoring. The Rattlers, who improved 50 points from their regional total at Delight in February, were paced by Alec Pettigrew, who scored a 285 out of a possible 300 points for seventh place in the boys division, while Aspen Harris scored 284 and Francis Keys recorded a 283 to finish in the top 10 in the girls division.

Kaleb Tramel of Pottsville High School won the boys division with 293 out of a maximum 300 points, hitting 23 bulls-eyes worth 10 points each and seven more arrows just outside the yellow bulls-eye, worth 9 points each. Anna Mathis of Valley Springs High School led the girls division with a 287 and placing 20 arrows in the 10-point yellow circle.   MORE

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