Traveling through rain to and from the tournament did nothing to dampen the team’s performance as their scores were amazing. We had a full complement of 22 archers including three from the middle school archery elective. The varsity team score was 2590. Fourteen of the varsity archers shot personal best scores for the season: Leighton Braglia (184), Davey Byrnes (163), John Chandler (183), Gabe Cronin (264), Drew Elliott (248), Weston Kershner (244), Charlie Kish (232), Christopher Martini (177), Luke McCrary (222), Natalie Mortimer (221), Brady Schaeffer (238), Adam Tepper (246), Gabe Yatteau (224) and Charles Young (267),
The highest 10 meter target score of 50 was shot by Brady Schaeffer – the first perfect tournament target score of the season. The 10 meter round high score of 141 was shot by Charles Young – just exceptional. The highest 15 meter target score was turned in by Natalie Mortimer with a 44 – another just exceptional. The best 15 meter round score was 126 shot by Charles Young.
The best overall TCS performance for the tournament was scored by Charles Young with a 267 followed closely behind by Gabe Cronin scoring 264 and Andrew Little scoring 251. TCS dominated the High School Boys Division placing six archers in the top ten: Charles Young (1st -267), Gabe Cronin (2nd – 264), Andrew Little (4th – 251), Drew Elliott (7th – 248), Adam Tepper (8th – 246) and Weston Kershner (10th – 244). Natalie Mortimer (212) placed 7th, Allie Sisk (204) placed 9th, and Leighton Braglia (184) placed 12th In the High School Girls Division.
Not to ignore the effort of the middle school archers, they represented in a major way. Raj Petigara and Hudson Lewis both scored 252 and Eric Tepper scored a 198. These scores placed them 4th, 5th and 21st respectively in the Middle School Boys Division. A very exciting preview for the years to come.
I wish to express my most profound gratitude to David Harris who not only brought the middle school archers but an additional five high school archers by driving the second bus and helping to keep things organized. I also appreciate all the family and friends who made the 265 mile round trip in support of the team. What a wonderful way to conclude 2021.
Just a quick scheduling note – there will be no practice for the upcoming week.