Second Ohio Archery In The Schools Tournament A Success
Maysville Schools take overall team titles in elementary, middle and high school divisions
Columbus, Ohio - For the second year in a row, Maysville High School in Muskingum County earned first-place overall team honors, as well as numerous individual awards, at the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) state tournament.
The tournament was held February 29 in Columbus in conjunction with the Arnold Sports Festival, spearheaded by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
"Congratulations to all the young athletes who participated in this year's tournament," said Kevin Dixon, shooting sports coordinator for the Division of Wildlife, which coordinates NASP in Ohio. "The Division of Wildlife is very proud to sponsor a program that teaches participants a life-long recreational skill and has helped improve their school participation and attendance."
The Maysville High School team also won the Spirit Award, which recognized their enthusiasm and support of fellow archers in the tournament. Schwarzenegger addressed the crowd and handed out the Spirit Award.
Matt Good of Maysville High School and Marianne Arnold of Maysville Middle School were the top overall male and female archers. They received full, two-year scholarships to Hocking College in Nelsonville. The top male and female archer were determined by a shoot-off between the top three boys and top three girls from each of three divisions - elementary, middle and high school.
More than 650 students from 29 schools participated in the state tournament. Each competitor could score a maximum of 300 points by shooting arrows as close to the center of a target as possible. Awards were given for both teams and individuals who competed well in the elementary, middle, and high school divisions.
Eighteen Ohio teams received qualifying scores, making them eligible to attend the NASP National Invitational Tournament, scheduled for May 10 in Kentucky.
NASP teaches target archery right in the school gym. The curriculum covers archery, safety, equipment, technique, concentration skills and self-improvement. For more information on the program, visit www.ohionasp.com.
Team Spirit Award:
Maysville High School
Hocking College Scholarship Award:
Matt Good, Maysville High School, 294 points
Marianne Arnold, Maysville Middle School, 276 points
Overall Top Team:
Maysville High School, 3,391 points
Team Awards by Division:
Elementary School Division
1. Maysville Elementary School, 2,996 points
2. Meigs Intermediate School, 2,951 points
3. Granville Intermediate School, 2,778 points
Middle School Division
1. Maysville Middle School, 3,231 points
2. Meigs Middle School, 2,961 points
3. Troy Junior High School, 2,715 points
High School Division
1. Maysville High School, 3,391 points
2. Meigs High School, 3,064 points
3. Fairview High School, 2,966 points
Individual Awards (Name, School, Score out of 300 points)
Elementary School Male (Top 5):
1. Adam Landerman, Maysville Elementary School, 277
2. Tyler Finley, Maysville Elementary School, 271
3. Cody Hewitt, Maysville Elementary School, 266
4. Travis Sidwell, Maysville Elementary School, 265
5. Taylor Rowe, Meigs Elementary School, 265
Elementary School Female (Top 5):
1. Brooke Reynolds, Meigs Elementary School, 269
2. Selena Reynolds, Meigs Elementary School, 264
3. Malory Spring, Maysville Elementary School, 261
4. Rachel Schulze, Granville Elementary School, 248
5. Bailee Ray, Maysville Elementary School, 242
Middle School Male (Top 5):
1. Slade Dickson, Maysville Middle School, 285
2. Austin Nichols, Maysville Middle School, 281
3. Dean Murphy, Maysville Middle School, 280
4. A.J. Wilson, Maysville Middle School, 279
5. Levi Norman, Maysville Middle School, 276
Middle School Female (Top 5):
1. Marianne Arnold, Maysville Middle School, 276
2. Kassandra Mullins, Meigs Middle School, 274
3. Candace Danby, Granville Intermediate School, 262
4. Jody Brower, Maysville Middle School, 259
5. Alexis Hayes, Maysville Middle School, 257
High School Male (Top 5):
1. Matt Good, Maysville High School, 294
2. Shayne Church, Maysville High School, 289
3. Devin Osborn, Maysville High School, 285
4. A.J. Sprankle, Maysville High School, 284
5. Kelsey Sauters, Meigs High School, 282
High School Female (Top 5):
1. Amanda Gullet, Maysville High School, 289
2. Alex Sherman, Maysville High School, 284
3. Kelsey Taylor, Morgan High School, 275
4. MaLisa Spring, Maysville High School, 275
5. Kelsi Paxton, Maysville High School, 272
For additional news online, check out the ODNR Press Room at Ohiodnr.com
Kevin Dixon, Division of Wildlife (614) 265-6334, Lindsay Deering, Division of Wildlife (614) 664-3925 or Susie Vance, Division of Wildlife (740) 589-9941
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