Licking JH/HS 2022 Archery – The Licking News

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Left to right, front row: Adam Hagler, Hannah Beasley, Ava Walker and Blake Ammons; back row: Madison Wallace, Chloe Wallace, Mainard Henson, Dawson Havens, Winter Dayton and John Gyory.

By Coach Jennifer Smith

Licking Middle and High School students had several highlights during their 2022 archery tournament season. The archery students are juniors Winter Dayton and Mainard Henson; sophomore Dawson Havens; freshman John Gyory; and seventh graders Adam Hagler, Blake Ammons, Hannah Beasley, Madison Wallace, Chloe Wallace and Ava Walker.

The team started their tournaments with Lebanon Bullseye, followed by Dent-Phelps (Salem) Bullseye, St. Joseph Westphalia Bullseye, Norwood Bullseye and 3D, Mtn. Grove Bullseye, St. Francis-Xavier Taos 3D, and ended with Mtn. 3D grove. They head to the Missouri State National Archery School Program (NASP) shoot in Branson on Wednesday, March 16 (Bullseye) and Thursday, March 17 (3D).

Highlights included Winter Dayton taking first place in the Dent-Phelps High School girls’ division, and Dawson Havens, John Gyory and Mainard Henson taking first through third place respectively in the Dent-Phelps High School boys’ division.

Norwood’s 3D shoot was the first tournament since its inception five years ago where the team had the chance to participate in a 3D competition. Our highlight at Norwood was John Gyory getting a perfect score of 50 on the turkey, which is one of six 3D animals archers must shoot.

To end the season, Winter Dayton won first place in high school girls at Mtn. Grove 3D, John Gyory was 2nd in freshman and 4th overall in the high school boys division, Dawson Havens was 2nd in the sophomore boys division, Mainard Henson was 2nd in the junior boys division, Chloe Wallace was 2nd in the girls seventh grade and 4th overall in junior high girls, Madison Wallace was 6th in seventh grade girls, Blake Ammons was 10th in the seventh grade boys division followed by Adam Hagler in 11th place. Ava Walker and Hannah Beasley have consistently been in the top 10 percent of seventh-grade girls at every tournament.

The group is extremely grateful to the Piney River Covey-Quail Forever group for purchasing four of the six 3D targets needed to train and compete in this division.

Earnest A. Martinez