White County Archery teams bring home several wins


Warrior Archery was in action Feb. 18 and Feb. 19 as all three teams - high school, middle school, and elementary - competed in The Shootout on the Hill tournament that was hosted at Pleasant Hill Elementary School, in Cumberland County.

White County High School’s archery team, coached by Mickye Steele, Natalye Steele, and Bo Hartman, placed first in the high school division, while the White County Elementary team, coached by Kyle Herren and Hannah Stanton, brought home second place in their division.

“White County Middle School (coached by Bryan Steele and Jonathan Baca) didn’t fare well this weekend,” Steele, the county’s archery program organizer, said. “But they are having a good season with several second-place wins (at previous competitions).”

In addition to strong team finishes, White County Archery had several high school athletes and one elementary school athlete earn individual awards as well.

In the High School Girls’ Division, Annika Amaral took first place, followed by fellow White County Warriors Julia Judd and Katie Hutchings who took second place and third place, respectively. In the High School Boys’ Division, Kade Sparks took home the first-place award, while Rob Adcock placed second, and Ryan O’Dell placed fourth. Finishing off the awards for the Warrior Archery program, Zade Brown secured a second-place individual finish in the elementary division.

Next up for the Warriors are a set of tournaments they are hosting in White County. The Warrior Shootout will be at White County Middle School, on Feb. 25, and Feb. 26, while the Spartan Shootout will be at White County High School, on March 11 and March 12.

“Our teams will compete at the Tennessee state tournament held at MTSU Miller Coliseum, on March 31 and April 1,” Steele said. “My hope is all three teams continue to compete at the level they are competing and continue to improve.”    


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