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Wildcats compete at state archery tourney

INDIANAPOLIS –Franklin County High School was one of 35 schools to be represented at the 2018 Indiana NASP (National Archery in Schools Program) State Tournament at the State Fairgounds on Saturday, March 10. The Wildcats finished 18th on the day.

A total of 17 archers knocked arrows for the Wildcats during the competition. Each competitor had the opportunity to loose five arrows per round over six total rounds. Franklin County's final score was 3,243, with 135 shots in the middle of the target.

Leading the way for FC was William Fields. The senior compiled a team-leading score of 288. Fields scored a bullseye on 20 of his 30 shots. He ranked 10th overall in the competition and fourth out of all seniors.

Evan Apsley followed Fields with a score of 280. He was 53rd out of all high school archers.

Sheridan Murrell ranked highest for FC in the girls' division. The junior claimed 14 bullseyes on the way to ranking 50th among all high school girls. She was 19th in the junior class.

Chloe Hoffman was two points (278) off Murrell's pace. The freshman ranked 61st among high school girls.

Castle High School was the overall winner of the event with a team score of 3,442. Castle not only won by 47 points, the team fired 225 bullseyes, 21 more than the next closest team. Reitz Memorial (3,395), Jennings County (3,386), Madison (3,343) and South Spencer (3,332) rounded out the top-five.

Other local schools that competed at the tournament include Union County (3,321) in seventh place, Greensburg (3,275) in 13th and Milan (3,213) in 23rd.

Ashlie Garrison, a sophomore at Castle, was the overall top-performer on Saturday. Out of 757 total competitors, Garrison registered the top score with 295 points. The sophomore scored 25 bullseyes, and she needed every one of them.

Alyssa Schulz of Reitz scored a 294. Schulz was just one-point shy of Garrison. Coincidentally, Schluz had one less bullseye.

The top-finishing high school boy was Ben Geise of Churubusco. The senior scored a 292 overall.

2018 Indiana NASP State Tournament Results:

1 – Castle (3,442)

2 – Reitz Memorial (3,395)

3 – Jenning Co. (3,386)

4 – Madison (3,343)

5 – South Spencer (3,332)

6 – Boonville (3,325)

7 – Union Co. (3,321)

8 – Jac-Cen-Del (3,307)

9 – Seymour (3,303)

10 – Tecumseh (3,296)

11 – Jay Co. (3,281)

12 – Scottsburg (3,280)

13 – Greensburg (3,275)

14 – Castle No. 2 (3,271)

15 – New Tech (3,264)

16 – Mater Dei (3,260)

17 – Gibson So. (3,249)

18 – Franklin Co. (3,243)

W. Fields – 288

E. Apsley – 280

S. Murrell – 278

C. Hoffman – 276

M. Nobbe – 275

E. Brock – 269

E. Snyder – 267

J. Studt – 267

A. Hodapp – 267

O. Fields – 262

E. Dehner – 261

D. Kerr – 253

J. Ward – 250

K. Galyen – 250

R. Johnson – 244

R. Weaver – 235

H. Weaver – 188

19 – South Decatur (3,242)

20 – Monroe Central (3,240)

21 – Paoli (3,219)

22 – Randolph Southern (3,218)

23 – Milan (3,213)

24 – Southwestern Jeff (3,206)

25 – Community Christian (3,186)

26 – East Noble (3,183)

27 – Anderson (3,170)

28 – Central Noble (3,166)

29 – Austin (3,127)

30 – Triton Central (3,125)

31 – Christian Academy (3,121)

32 – Dugger Union (3,120)

33 – Jenning Co. No. 2 (3,115)

34 – Seymour No. 2 (3,078)

35 – Tecumseh No. 2 (3,028)






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