Local students on target at Ripley archery tourney
Several Putnam County school students competed in an archery tournament in Ripley on March 18.
Among elementary school competitors, Lakeside Elementary placed first, West Teays Elementary placed third, Conner Street Elementary placed fourth and George Washington Elementary placed eighth.
In the female division, Lakeside’s Kristin Casto placed fifth and West Teays’ Brea Ellison placed sixth.
In the male division, Lakeside’s Mason Crabtree placed second, while his classmates Brady Harless and Jordan Kirtley placed fourth and eighth, respectively. Conner Street’s Triston Criswell placed ninth.
Hurricane Middle, Winfield Middle and Hurricane High school students also competed at the Jackson County event.
Hurricane Middle’s Cody Haynes placed third. Winfield Middle’s Karlie Taylor placed 10th.
Teams from Lakeside, Winfield Elementary, West Teays and Hurricane Middle were scheduled to compete, along with several individual archers from Putnam schools, at the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Archery in the Schools state championship tournament March 25 at the Charleston Civic Center.