B-UMS archers win state title, B-UHS takes fifth

The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School archers, fresh from winning their second straight Archery in the Schools division title, are preparing for the national classic scheduled May 9-11 in Louisville (Ky.). Team members are, first row, left to right: Alyssa Lewis, Leah Bennett, Elijah Bryant and Kendall Defibaugh. Second row: Assistant coach Courtney Warner, Parker Lockwood, Morgan Bailey, Brandon Landis, Kaylee Cornell, Timber Starkey, Skylar Anderson, Camden Carpenter, Hunter Sawyers and assistant coach Dave Riffle. Third row: Head coach Russ Warner, Avery Starkey, Jeremy Allman, Addison Tenney, Quinlyn Russell, Dezi Pugh, Payton Bennett, assistant coach Waco Vaughn, Kaylin Walton, Owen Caynor, Nathan Hoover and Drake Bryant. Not pictured: Cooper Lantz and Madolyn Long.

Buckhannon-Upshur’s Middle School archers are on a roll!

They breezed through the regular season undefeated in 10 tournaments, and topped it off recently by winning the Middle School Division title for the second straight time in the West Virginia Archery in the Schools Tournament staged at Marshall University.

With four archers finishing in the division’s top 10, Buckhannon posted a score of 3281, with 136 arrows hitting the 10 ring. Ripley  was runner-up in the seven-team division with 3229.

Elijah Bryant was fourth out of 100 boys with a 282-16, Leah Bennett was sixth out of 96 girls (281-15), Alyssa Lewis seventh (280-16) and Kendall Defibaugh was 10th (276-14).

The Middle School team is now preparing for the national tourney slated May 9-11 in Louisville (Ky.).

Buckhannon’s High School Division team finished fifth with a 3281-141), and no individuals qualified for the nationals. Ripley won the seven-team division with a 3381-187, with Shady Spring runner-up with a 3321-160.

Buckhannon did not have an Elementary Division team but five competed for individual laurels. Reese Curry and Carly McHenry qualified for the nationals with top 10 finishes. Curry shot a 278-13 to finish second out of 72 division girls, with McHenry fourth with a 265-7.

The Elementary Division team winner was Bridge/Clendenin with a 2980-72, with Maysville runner-up with a 2959-79.

“It has been a great year for both the middle and high school teams and our individuals in the elementary division,” head coach Russ Warner said. “The High School team just couldn’t put it together at the State Tournament, but the Middle School team and several of our Elementary kids did an outstanding job.”

This past weekend at the Strawberry Festival Tournament, the Middle School team scored a 3361, which is the eighth highest score posted in the nation this season.

“This team is an exceptional group of kids, and they never get rattled when they shoot. When our top shooters didn’t do well in a tournament, the other kids stepped up and picked up their game in order for the team to do well.”

“I have never seen a Middle School team in our state with this type of talent. I look for them to do very well at the nationals this year.”

The complete results, by divisions:

ELEMENTARY DIVISION

Team Standings

1. Bridge/Clendenin – 2980-72.

2. Maysville – 2959-79.

3. Hollywood – 2897-59.

4. Lakeside – 2856-54.

5. Kanawha –2758-54.

6. George Washington – 2737-54

7. West Teays – 2734-53.

Buckhannon Individuals

(With Division rank)

Reese Curry, 2 out of 72 girls – 276-13.

Carly McHenry, 4 out of 72 girls – 265-7.

Cheyenne Gillum, 13 out of 72 girls – 253-7.

Megyn Wagoner, 23 out of 72 girls – 248-3.

Tristan Defibaugh, 45 out of 90 boys – 231-3.

Gregory Stripling, 84 out of 90 boys – 164-1.

MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

Team Standings

1. Buckhannon-Upshur – 3281-136.

2. Ripley – 3229-125.

3. Shady Spring – 3223-123.

4. Winfield – 3192-108.

5. Elkview – 3182-114.

6. Poca – 3163-117.

7. Hurricane – 3115-97.

Buckhannon Individuals

(With Division Rank)

Elijah Bryant, 4 out of 100 boys – 282-16.

Leah Bennett, 6 out of 96 girls – 281-15.

Alyssa Lewis, 7 out of 96 girls – 280-16.

Kendall Defibaugh, 10 out of 96 girls – 276-14.

Dezi Pugh, 17 out of 96 girls – 273-13.

Payton Bennett, 13 out of 100 boys – 273-8.

Avery Starkey, 17 out of 100 boys – 272-11.

Morgan Bailey, 19 out of 966 girls – 272-11.

Hunter Sawyers, 22 out of 100 boys – 271-12.

Camdin Carpenter, 29 out of 100 boys – 289-8.

Addison Tenney, 29 out of 96 girls – 267-7.

Kaylin Walton, 34 out of 96 girls – 265-5.

Timber Starkey, 44 out of 100 boys – 262-8.

Madolyn Long, 46 out of 96 girls – 261-7.

Kaylee Cornell, 52 out of 96 girls – 259-4.

Quinlyn Russell, 58 out of 96 girls – 257-5.

Nathan Hoover, 52 out of 100 boys – 256-9.

Owen Caynor, 57 out of 100 boys – 255-5.

Cooper Lantz, 60 out of 100 boys – 253-4.

Brandon Landis, 67 out of 100 boys – 250-6.

Skylar Anderson, 68 out of 100 boys – 250-4.

Parker Lockwood, 74 out of 100 boys – 248-5.

Drake Bryant, 76 out of 100 boys – 246-4.

Jeremy Allman, 88 out of 100 boys – 236-4.

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Team Standings

1. Ripley – 3381-187.

2. Shady Spring – 3321-160.

3. John Marshall – 3300-151,

4. Herbert Hoover – 3291-142.

5. Buckhannon-Upshur – 3281-141.

6. Cabell Midland – 3244-130.

7. Midland Trail – 3226-124.

Buckhannon Individuals

(With Division rank)

Cole Hoover, 11 out of 98 boys – 286-16.

Josh Bryant, 14 out of 98 boys – 285-17.

Davey Hovis, 34 out of 98 boys – 276-13.

Halle Small, 19 out of 88 girls – 76-11.

Riley Lantz, 44 out of 98 boys – 273-11

Allison Tenney, 28 out of 88 girls – 272-11.

Tanisha Vaughn, 33 out of 88 girls – 270-9.

Trevor Robinson, 53 out of 98 boys – 270-9

Landon Riffle, 54 out of 98 boys – 269-11.

Ryanna Hines, 35 out of 88 girls – 268-13.

Austin Reed, 58 out of 98 boys – 268-12.

Jennifer Stemple, 37 out of 88 girls – 268-10.

Olivia Caynor, 42 out of 88 girls – 266-10.

Atayllia Chapman, 45 out of 88 girls – 266-8.

Ethan Cutright, 68 out of 98 boys – 262-8.

Morgan Chapman, 55 out of 88 girls – 261-9.

Gavin Allman, 69 out of 98 boys – 261-8.

Aaron Grubb, 73 out of 98 boys – 260-10.

Christian Bryant, 77 out of 98 boys – 259-8.

Kera Lewis, 63 out of 88 girls – 259-6.

Robin Ball, 65 out of 88 girls – 256-9.

Ryan Bosley, 89 out of 98 boys – 250-7.

Xyndra Pugh, 81 out of 88 girls – 238-2.

Kayla Currence, 82 out of 88 girls – 235-1.


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