Elementary arrow slingers take first in three-straight tourneys
The East Lincoln Elementary archery team continues to rack up wins on the season, nabbing its third first-place finish this month alone. Most recently the team took the top spot at the Blazen Arrows Tournament held at Blackman High School on March 9.
As a team, the Eagles took the top score in the elementary division, combining to put up 3,092 points. Second place went to Christiana Elementary, who scored 2,977 points, followed by Wilson Elementary in third, with a score of 2,897.
East Lincoln also saw four archers take the top two spots in their respective divisions. In the elementary boys side, Noah Baker took home first place, putting up 274 points out of a possible 300. Cesar Ibarra took second place on the boys side, with a score of 268.
In the elementary girls division, Alexis Thompson took home first place with 271 points. Brookelyn Brawley placed second with a score of 265.
Bel-Aire Elementary School also saw an archer finish in the top three at Blackman on March 9. Aba Montgomery placed third, putting up 260 points.
At the middle school level, East Middle School saw two of its archers finish in the top of five of the girls division. Ashley Scott led the way by putting up 282 points, finishing second overall. Olivia Spencer took fifth place with a score of 275.
On March 8, East Lincoln added another victory, winning the Dibrell Archery Tournament. As a team, the Eagles took first place with an overall score of 3,137 points. Dibrell took second place with 2,887 points.
Individually, East Lincoln rounded out the top three performers on the girls side. Alexis took first place for the Eagles with a score of 270. Sarah Thomas put up a score of 265 to take second, while Amaya Sharp rounded out the top three performers with a at 262.
On the boys side, East Lincoln had two of the top three shooters, led by Baker, who placed second at 269. Hunter Hall added a score of 266 to take third place.
At the middle school level, Scott took second place in the girls division, putting up a 276.
East Lincoln also took home two first-place titles at the Mossy Oak Tournament, held at Whitworth Middle School on March 2. The Eagles began by nabbing first in the bull’s-eye competition, before following that with first in the 3D Tournament.
As a team in the bull’s-eye tournament, the Eagles combined to put up a score of 3,090. Wilson Elementary took second place wat 2,975, while Christiana rounded out the top three scores at 2,880.
In the individual shooting, East Lincoln saw Taylor Thompson take the top spot in the elementary girls division with an overall score of 273. Alexis also finished inside the top five for East Lincoln, taking fourth after putting up a 269.
In the elementary boys division, the Eagles had two archers finish inside the top five individual scores. Dalton Rollins and Baker tied at 270.
The standings were then determined by total 10s in their performances. Since he put up 11 total 10s, Rollins took third, while Baker finished in fourth, after putting up 10 total 10s.
At the middle school level, Scott took home first place in the girls division, putting up an overall score of 289. Second place went to Stewart Creek’s Abby Highfill, while Whitworth Buchanan’s Hannah Harrell rounded out the top three performers at 282.
In the 3D Tournament, East Lincoln teamed to take first with an overall score of 1,522. Christiana Elementary placed second at 1,421, while Buchanan rounded out the top three performers at 1,371.
Individually, East Lincoln had four girls finish inside the top five performers, led by Sharp, who finished with a total score of 267. Alexis took second place with 265 points, while Trinity Carpenter finished fourth at 258 and Maddie Baker placed fifth at 245.
In the middle school girls division, Scott also took first place in the 3D tournament, totaling 281 points. Spencer also added a fifth-place effort with 268 points.
Earlier in the year, East Lincoln gave another first-place effort, when the Eagles took the top spot at the Heartbreak Tournament on Feb. 2, with a score of 3,044.
In the elementary girls division, Alexis led the day for East Lincoln with a score of 277. Taylor finished third overall after putting up a score of 263.
In the elementary boys division, Rollins took third with a score of 274. Collin Parkerson took fourth with 269 points.
In the middle school girls division, East saw two archers place in the top three performers, led by Scott who took first at 286. K.T. Payne finished in third with a score of 278.
East Lincoln is currently gearing up for the Tennessee National Archery in School Program Tournament. The two-day state competition is scheduled to open on March 27 and end on March 29 in Murfreesboro.