The Bethlehem Shooting Stars archery team competed for the third year on Saturday, Jan. 31, at Loganville High School in the NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) Regional Tournament.
The Shooting Stars had their best tournament finishing in second place with 2,991 points. That makes three straight years of improvement for the shooting stars, coaches said.
The team is comprised of fourth and fifth graders from Bethlehem Elementary School. The team was lead by Sam Owens, who received the award for the best overall shooter in the elementary division with 278 points, breaking his personal best record from last year where he shot a 273 in the national tournament held in Louisville, Ky.
Other shooters also scored their personal best to help lead the team to their second place finish, including Conyer Smith, Colby Eck, Case Wages, Emma Stratton, Markese White, Haley Russell, Kohl Cato, Jordan Wilson, Colby Sikes, Braydon Butler, Kade Greeson and Collin Lancaster. Special thanks to the parents and administrators for allowing the archery team the opportunity to compete in the tournament and to Coaches Ronney Miller and Brandi Duke.