Archers, draw!

Published 12:02 am Thursday, April 3, 2014

Division 4 winners (above) from L to R: Brett Hudson, Hunter Cheshire and Jarrett Bryan. | Courtesy photo

Division 4 winners (above) from L to R: Brett Hudson, Hunter Cheshire and Jarrett Bryan. | Courtesy photo

Straughn shot its way to another victory at the Covington County Youth Archery Association’s Pleasant Home tournament last weekend.

The Tigers scored a 587, while the Eagled notched second with a 571. Andalusia came in third place with a 567, and Red Level finished fourth with a 550.

Top scorers for SHS were Brett Hudson with a 152; Caleb Whitehurst with a 149; Brock Hammett with a 145; and Madison Ward with a 143. Garrett Barton shot a 160; Avery Taylor shot a 141; Hunter Cheshire shot a 138; and Cash Martin shot a 132 for PHS. Andalusia’s Jachen Hartz shot a 159; JW Jones shot a 156; Tim Clark shot a 136; and Chandler Jones shot a 118. Red Level’s Jacob Williams shot a 152; Walker Simmons shot a 135; Cameron Smith shot a 133; and Marianne Vigor shot a 130.

Individual placement winners for the tournament were:

Division 1 (K-3rd Grades)

1st Place — Walker Simmons, RLS, team score of 135

2nd Place — Jamison Huckabaa, PHS, team score of 130

3rd Place — Bryce King, PHS, team score of 122

Division 2 (4th-6th Grades)

1st Place — Cameron Smith, RLS, team score of 133

2nd Place — Grant Barton, PHS, team score of 130

3rd Place — Logan Cobb, SMS, team score of 126

Division 3 (7th-9th Grades)

1st Place — Garrett Barton, PHS, team score of 160

2nd Place — Jachen Hartz, AHS, team score of 159

3rd Place — JW Jones, AHS, team score of 156

Division 4 (10th-12th Grades)

1st Place — Brett Hudson, SHS, team score of 150

2nd Place — Hunter Cheshire, PHS, team score of 138

3rd Place — Jarrett Bryan, SHS, team score of 136

The CCYA will hold its next tournament on Sunday at Hunter’s Walk Range starting at 2 p.m. The range is located on Hwy. 84 west between River Falls and Red Level.

Any school-age child will be able to shoot in the tournament with proper archery equipment. The equipment consists of a compound bow with approximately five arrows with field tips.

Registration will begin at 1 p.m. and the tournament cost is $10. Those who are interested in joining the CCYA will have to pay a $10 fee in addition to the tournament fee.

For more info, contact Melissa Hartz at 334-208-1332, or by email at