Archers compete for state honors at DPHS

Staff Writer

By Thomas Costigan
Deer Park Tribune
Archers from 20 schools in the region descended upon Deer Park High School on Saturday for the state's National Archery in the Schools championships.
The DPHS venue was one of four in the state holding the championship simultaneously. Tournaments were also held at Moses Lake, Richland and Lynden. Schools had the opportunity to compete in the elementary, middle school and high school divisions.
In addition to Deer Park, other area schools competing last week were Republic and Inchelium.
Officials will compare the scores from the four venues to determine the individual and team champions. Those results were still being tabulated this week.
Competitors had a chance to shoot at the traditional archery targets or 3D targets (stuffed deer, pheasant, bear and rams).
In the traditional target division, competitors shot from 10 and 15 meters. At each distance, archers shot five arrows in each of the three rounds. The archer and his or her shooting partner kept scores, which is usually a competitor from another school.
The same rules exist for the 3D competition.
Scores for each arrow can range from a 10 (a bulls-eye) to a 0 (for missing the target).
Winners of the state competition are eligible for the national championships later this year at Salt Lake City.
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