Over 1,900 of Arkansas’s best young archers were on hand to compete in the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament March 23-24.

ANASP is part of the National Archery in the Schools Program and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Education and Information Division. The tournament was held at Summit Arena in Hot Springs.

The archery program involves students beginning in the fourth grade and continuing through their high school senior year. Students learn archery skills, as well as an outdoor hobby they may enjoy for the rest of their lives. Over 120 schools were involved in the competition.

The event is free to the public, but support of Hunter’s Feed the Hungry is encouraged. This year, archers, their families and fans of archery donated 1,750 items of non-perishable food to the cause.

For the fourth consecutive year, Hamburg High School took top honors in the high school division, followed closely by Batesville and Mena. Batesville won the middle school division, followed by Greene County Tech and Oden. Eagle Mountain Magnet won the elementary division, followed by Glen Rose and Central Magnet.

High school division and score:
Hamburg High Archery

3,236

Batesville Pioneers

3,206

Mena Bearcats

3,165

Jasper School District High School

3,070

Brookland High School Bearcats

3,066

Wickes Warriors

3,012

McGehee High

3,007

Wildcat Archers

2,996

Bergman Panthers

2,979

Marmaduke Greyhounds

2,973

Middle school division and score:
Batesville Junior High

3,205

GCT Eagle Archers

3,038

Oden Timberwolves

3,028

Wildcat Archers

3,028

Glen Rose Middle School

3,024

Carlisle Bison

3,010

Mann Middle School Bearcats

2,970

Arkansas Baptist High School

2,959

Perryville Mustangs

2,948

Blue Steel

2,875

Elementary division and score:
Eagle Mountain Magnet

3,166

Glen Rose

3,066

Central Magnet Archery

3,025

Sulphur Rock Math/Science/Sports

2,946

Team Eagle Archers

2,927

Perryville Elementary School

2,883

Pottsville Apaches

2,883

Carlisle Elementary

2,829

Cord Charlotte Elementary Timberwolves

2,801

El Dorado

2,748

Senior high girls individual winners:
Katlyn Dowell290Batesville Pioneers
Haley Lindsey281Batesville Pioneers
Anna Shipman277Brookland High School Bearcats
Senior high boys individual winners:
Danny Arceneau286Mena Bearcats
Zach Bostick286Hamburg Archery
Daniel Foster286Hamburg Archery
Middle school girls individual winners:
Anna Beth Conditt281Batesville Junior High
Katie Allen275Batesville Junior High
Lily McDaniel273GCT Eagle Archers
Middle school boys individual winners:
Daniel Oden283Carlisle Bison Archery
Luke Atwill280GCT Eagle Archers
Brandon Brokaw279Batesville Junior High School
Elementary girls individual winners:
Dailyn Crain270Eagle Mountain Magnet
Gina Mishark269Eagle Mountain Magnet
Jaysa Pearce268Eagle Mountain Magnet
Elementary boys individual winners:
Ronnie Jeffrey284Eagle Mountain Magnet
Alex Robinson282Team Eagle Archers
Sam Vanemburg275Central Magnet Archery

Archers competed for trophies, medals and scholarships. The schools that took first place honors receive a trophy for their trophy cases and each team member received a special bow. Second and third place teams received individual trophies for each participant. Fourth and fifth place teams received medals. There is $15,000 in scholarships awarded to the top five male and female archers during the top shooter shoot-off.

Money from the AGFC’s Conservation License Plate Program is used to provide grants to purchase archery equipment. Schools can apply for an initial grant of $1,375 to help alleviate the cost of starting the program.

For a complete list of competitors, go to: http://www.agfc.com/education/Pages/EducationProgramsANASP.aspx#3. For more information on the archery program, call Curtis Gray at 870-319-5136 or email jcgray@agfc.state.ar.us.

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