Sports Briefly: Heritage Middle School archers 2nd at state
CHINO VALLEY’S HERITAGE MIDDLE SCHOOL (HMS) sent its archery team to the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Arizona State Tournament for the first time on March 19 at Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix.
There were 300 students competing from around Arizona. Twenty-seven fifth through eighth graders from HMS competed in Target shooting as well as 3D Target (animals) shooting. Heritage took second place in the Elementary Team Division of fifth graders with a score of 1,862 points.
Hunter Hulburd, a fifth grader, earned first in his division with a score of 272 out of 300, which featured 13 bullseyes. Hulburd will be attending the National competition in Louisville, Kentucky, May 12-14. It’s the first time that an archer from HMS will attend Nationals.
To make a contribution to help get Hulburd to Kentucky, visit www.youcaring/hunter-hulburd-543519.
IN ADDITION ON MARCH 19, TWO STUDENTS FROM TRI-CITY COLLEGE PREP High School in Prescott won titles at the 2016 Arizona State High School Archery Championships, also conducted at Ben Avery range. Hannah Leber won the High School Female Top Archer in the State, while Gavin Sampson won the High School Male 3D Top Archer in the State. Leber ranked first out of 52 girls in the high school girls’ category, first out of 12 senior girls, and first out of 141 girls overall. Sampson scored 282 points, finishing first out of 31 high school competitors and first overall out of 89 boys.