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LMS archers hit the top 50

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By Jesse Osbourne

The Lebanon Middle School archery team placed 50th out of 65 teams in the National Archery in the Schools Program National Tournament at the Kentucky Exposition Center on Saturday in Louisville.

The team finished with 2,936 points overall, with 65 bull's-eyes collectively. Ashville Middle School in Alabama won the overall middle school category with 3,350 points with 178 bulls eyes.

According to the NASP's website, the tournament was the largest ever in United States history. More than 5,00 archers from across the country and Canada competed on Friday and Saturday.

Fifth grader Caroline Cobb was the top elementary school female shooter. She placed 184th out of 602 archers with a score of 239. A perfect score is 300, with bull's-eye counting for 10 points. Thirty shots are taken from two different distances. Thirty bull's-eyes equal 300 points, which equals a perfect score.

The top elementary school boy was Colton Nolan who finished 139th out of 1,009 competitors. He finished with 259 points.

The top middle school girl was Gretchin Krenning who finished 250th out of 561 archers. She finished with 243 points.

The top middle school boy was Ryan Pittman who finished 149th out of 880 archers. He recorded a team high with 268 points.  

The program has been in place at Lebanon Middle School for approximately six years. The NASP program is approximately 10 years old.