Several other area schools competed, including Batesville who won the middle school tournament.
INDIANAPOLIS – Archery teams from several local schools made the trip to Indianapolis on Saturday to compete at the NASP State Tournament.
The Indiana National Archery in Schools Program State Tournament was held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
It was the 16th annual tournament featuring the NASP Bullseye and NASP/IBO 3D tournaments.
In the elementary school division bullseye tournament, Dillsboro placed fifth out of 28 schools. Kainen Wanstrath and Zeke Hanson placed 7th and 8th, respectively, among all elementary boy competitors. Ruby Davidson was Dillsboro’s top placing girl competitor, placing 9th out of 272 competitors.
Batesville Intermediate School placed 11th in the elementary division. Owyn Yorn was the Bulldogs top scorer (255). He placed first in the 4th grade boys division, and 27th out of 346 middle school boys. Kiersten Luers finished 17th in the 5th grade girls division with 252 points.
Jac-Cen-Del finished 16th in the elementary division, followed by South Ripley at 22nd overall.
Katie Bunnell was a standout for Jac-Cen-Del, placing 3rd out of 272 elementary girls.
The middle school division bullseye tournament was won by Batesville. The Bulldogs finished 53 points ahead of second place Castle North Middle School. Batesville also had a second team finish 9th and a third team finish 27th in the competition that featured 35 teams.
Lance Weiler placed first in the 7th grade boys division and 3rd among all middle school boys with a score of 287. Owen Denni and Kayden Weiler finished in the top 15 among all middle school boys. Macy Young was the highest-ranking Batesville girl, placing 10th out of 334 archers.
South Ripley came in 22nd place. Their top scorers were Stanton Ross, Abe Speer and Jayda Hartig. South Dearborn placed 23rd behind strong efforts from Caleb Bishop, Dalton Land, Braden Huddleston, and Lillian Kuhlman.
Milan finished 30th in the middle school division. The top Indian performers were Levi Brown, Samantah Johnson, Abigail Carpenter, and Aryanna Cassini.
Batesville once again had a great showing in the high school division, placing 2nd out of 35 teams. Blake Belter scored 286 points, which was good for 4th place in among junior boys. Alexis Allison and Lydia Haskamp each scored 282 points, placing 5th in the sophomore and freshman divisions. Erik Gunter, Ryan Duerstock, and Kaden Mauer all placed in the top 10 in their respective grades.
South Dearborn placed 17th. Eli Bishop was the top scorer for the Knights with 288 points. He placed 6th in the senior boys division and 8th out of 377 high school boys. Shanna Tschaenn scored 278 points, which was good for 12th among senior girls. Maykayla Hiltenbeitel, Jackson Chipman, and Jon McClanahan rounded out the top 5 scorers for South Dearborn.
Batesville’s second team placed 26th out of 35 teams, while South Ripley finished 34th in the high school division.
See full results at NASP Tournaments.