Line of SightPublished 12:04am Friday, March 28, 2014
Tournaments held each Tuesday at White Oak Archery
Over and over again, this sound could be heard at a recent Sporting Lifestyles: White Oak Archery tournament as arrows fly about 20 yards hitting pay dirt on a small circular target.
Every Tuesday night, archers from around the area — young and old — participate in the exhibition, where each gets 60 shots to try and reach a perfect 300 score.
During this week’s tournament, Mark Reeves shot a 286 with 34 “Xs,” winning the Hunter Class; Patrick Sinal shot a 300 with 51 “Xs,” winning the Open Class; and Triston Cobb shot a 248 with 10 “Xs” winning the youth event.
James Ennis, owner of White Oak Archery, which is located within Sporting Lifestyles at the Westgate Plaza, said the tournaments have gone real well.
“We had a lot of youth this past week,” Ennis said. “We had a lot of hunters so we had a good turnout. The open was down a little bit, but it’s been going well.”
Sporting Lifestyles store manager John Jay said at a recent shoot that this is the perfect time for hunters to get back into a good rhythm of pulling back the bow and releasing the arrow.
In last week’s meet, Wesley Pierce won the Hunter Class, and Phillip Peoples won the Open Class.
Ennis said he’s surprised it’s gone so well.
“When school lets out, it’ll drop some, but right now it’s going pretty good,” he said.
Archers who are interested in competing have two available time slots to shoot each Tuesday — at 5 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.