I think it’s safe to say that the Waldron Arrow Dogs have had a pretty successful shooting season. On March 1-2, the Jr High and Sr High Bulldog Archery teams competed in the ANASP State Tournament held in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The Arrow Dogs were coached this year by Kristen Atchley, Toby Hollin, and Tamara Chronister.
The Jr High Archers were first up to shoot, on March 1 with 15 archers competing for the team. The Jr Arrows ended the day with a combined team score of 2814. The top four archers for the girls’ team were Daisy Lane with a 250. Reagan Adams with a 239. Emily Louk with a 233. And Brooklyn Brothers with a 218. The top 4 archers from the boys’ team were Brantley Lunsford with a 264. Noah Patrick with a 251. Will Solomon with a 245. And Scout Young with a 235. Rounding out the rest of the Jr High team were Ethan Blankenship with a 226. Jackson Moore with a 222. Keylor Hale with a 217. Eric Stockton with a 214. Bunny Spence with a 210. Macee Ballance with a 194. And Allyson Dye with a 153.
On Saturday, the Sr High Archers got their shot to compete. They ended the tournament with a total group score of 3124. The Sr Bulldogs brought 16 archers to the State competition. Shooting for the girls’ team, was Lady Bulldog archers Trinity Combs with a 263. Whitney Richmond with a 250. Tori Woodard with a 247. Alexis Lane with a 246. And Vanessa Orozco with a 225. The top four archers from the boys’ team were Chase Hale with a 282. Dayten Manning with a 274. Jesse Dees with a 267. And Gatlin Lovett with a 266. Also shooting for the Sr High boys’ team was Dylan Brown with a 263. Keaton Brown with a 257. Lincoln Hale with a 256. Kaden Metcalf with a 253. Hayden Chronister with a 249. Bladyn Mays with a 237. And Dylan Coley with a 236.
The Jr High and Sr High Archers had a great run in their season tournaments. They even placed first and third in their Regional compitition. Finalizing with State, the Waldron Bulldogs can add another sport to their dominating record.