First and second place high school boys finishers
Hayden Clingaman and Daniel Fether of Stryker.
STRYKER: March 15, 2014 – Eight high school teams converged on the Stryker High School gymnasium to take part in the Stryker Panther Archery Invitational on March 15.
The heavily favored and most well established Fairview Apaches’ team came away with first place in the event, but not without having to escape the Montpelier Locomotives who placed a close second. Fairview racked up a team score of 3,268, leaving them a scant 38 points better than Montpelier’s 3,230.
The hometown Stryker squad placed fourth with 3,130 points, but still brought home high honors in the process. Stryker’s Hayden Clingaman took home the gold medal for the top high school boys’ score with 281 points, and Daniel Fether won the second place silver by a shoot-off and 280 points. Brock O’Neall and Casey Clark of Montpelier finished in fourth and fifth place overall.
On the girls’ side, Gabby Stuckey won the individual first place gold medal for Stryker with 285 points. Lita Banks of Montpelier finished fifth overall individually with a score of 280.
Five teams vied for the top spot in the junior high ranks, with Montpelier again placing second with 2,965 points, and Stryker taking third with 2,785.
Weston Dick of Montpelier placed first overall in the junior high boys’ individual ranks with a 280 score, with Chris Moor finishing fourth at 273, and Logan Dick placing sixth with 270.
In the junior high girls’ ranks it was Arie Merillat making it a clean sweep of the first place individual gold for Montpelier with a score of 273. Ashley Caudill of Montpelier finished second with 262, and Caitlyn Lyons of Stryker finished in fifth with 252 points.
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