Sports
Local youth compete in archery nationals

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

The Bass and Bucks youth archery team had a pair of archers take first place honors in the S3DA Indoor National Championships in Cincinnati, Ohio, on March 8 and 9.


Kirah Klepper took top honors in the elementary female S3DA fixed pins division, while taking fourth overall in her division with a score of 150 points and 19 inner bullseyes, or Xs.


Kaden Meredith was best of his division in the middle school male S3DA fixed pins division, and finished fourth overall in his division with 150 points and 19 Xs as well.


“They did really good at indoor nationals, for Kira and Kaden,” coach Wayne Welch said. “We had an awards ceremony here for them to show them our appreciation for what they’ve done. They’ve been good ambassadors for us everywhere they’ve gone. We’re looking forward to them competing in the outdoor circuit starting here in April. We’re proud as sin of the kids and how good they did.”


Noah Biggs finished third in the high school male S3DA fixed pins division, and tied for 23 in the high school male overall with 150 points and 21 Xs.


Isaiah Mobley finished sixth in the elementary male S3DA traditional class with 110 points and one X.


Hannah Drudge finished tied for eighth in the high school female overall division, and took sixth in the S3DA open class with 150 points and 20 Xs.


Kaydence Stevens finished 11th in the middle school female S3DA open division, and took 14th in the middle school female overall with 144 points and 14 Xs.


Alexis Smith took 65th in the high school female S3DA fixed pins division with 126 points and 3 Xs.


Charles Sesco finished 44th in the high school male S3DA open division with 144 points and 23 Xs.


Tanner Ballinger finished tied for 57th in the high school male S3DA fixed pins division with 143 points and eighth Xs.


And, Matthew Smith finished tied for 75th in the high school male S3DA fixed pins division with 136 points and six Xs.


Welch said there were more than 800 competitors from 18 different states at the national competition.


“So, it was a chance for them to get in a competition where it wasn’t just like our state shoot, which has 200 to 300 kids,” Welch added. “This is a major competition and they got to experience that, and make new friends. They’ll be shooting against them for the next five to six years, most of them. So, that was a good thing for them, to get that experience under their belt.”
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 27