The Good Hope High and West Point Middle School archery teams are going global.
After shooting lights out at the regional, state and national levels, both local programs will head to St. Louis, Mo., this weekend to unload their respective quivers at the World Archery Tournament. The event will run today through Sunday, but the Raiders and Warriors are scheduled to take their turns in the range on Saturday.
According to Good Hope coach Rosemary Brown, her squad is made up of 21 members — 12 boys and nine girls — many of whom have been on the roster since the team was formed four years ago.
“Their dedication and determination has been the key factor in obtaining the team’s goal of participating in the World Tournament, which is archery’s highest level of achievement,” Brown said.
The Raiders are comprised of Dale Aragon, Savannah Blackmon, Peyton Brewer, Lindsey Couch, Davis Dickerson, Will Dickerson, Shannon Dutton, Morgan Fowler, Josh Grigsby, Riley Hancock, Kyle Johnson, Kalitta Kauffman, Kate Kent, Heather Lowery, Morgan Lynn, Cole MacDonald, Chris Raper, Tyler Stringer, Hunter Sullins, James Wright and Jacob Wright.
Meanwhile, West Point Middle will have 34 kids descend on St. Louis’ Edward Jones Dome for the National Archery in the Schools Program’s top competition.
The Warriors are comprised of Jaclyn Albright, Bailey Baggett, Lane Brannon, Savannah Campbell, Zachary Clayton, Kolton Easterwood, Nic Freeman, Noah Gammon, Scotty Givens, Cheyenne Harper, Sarah Helms, Deven Jenkins, Nick Johnson, Rylan Jones, Will Jones, Sadie Junkins, Ethan Little, Kohan Lovett, Jacob Marchman, Carson Moon, Josh Moore, Nick Moore, Jacob Mosher, Christian Parker, Brantley Rodgers, Zeb Rushing, Shelby Sellers, Colby Sullins, Natalie Trammell, Will Warren, Luke Watson, Maddie Whitesell, Taylor Willingham and Alex Wood.
% Rob Ketcham can be reached at 256-734-2131, ext. 138 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.