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Magnolia competes in archery competition

By Staff | Feb 7, 2018

More than 1,400 students – from elementary to high school – are stepping wide-eyed into an arena they may never have envisioned seeing, much less playing in. The students are all participants in the state’s Archery in Schools program in the eighth Annual Elkview Middle Archery Tournament inside the Chris Cline Athletic Complex at Marshall University Feb. 3.

The young shooters come to Huntington for the tournament from all over the state. Magnolia didn’t finish in the top five, but they did have Damon Witchey place second with 293, behind Tony Johnson of Cabell Midland – who had 296 at of a possible 300 in the individual Male. Joshua Baker of John Marshall finished third with 291.

The top female was Caitlyn Taylor of Hoover with 283, while Kendra Casto of Ravenswood was the area closest female, finished fourth with 280.

Some of these teams will trek out to Cameron High School in the first area archery tournament Feb. 10 around 10 a.m.

The Blue Eagles will have their own tournament at Magnolia High School on March 17 at 10 a.m. Both male and female shooters will be awarded to the top three shooters in each category.

Admission is $5 for adults and children $3. They will follow the NASP tournament rules.