Benton schools sweep team titles in ALAS state tournaments

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Benton schools won six championships in the Archery in Louisiana Schools State Tournament on Saturday at the Shreveport Convention Center.

Benton High, Benton Middle and Benton Elementary all won their respective divisions in both the Bullseye and 3-D tournaments.

Benton scored 3,367 points in the Bullseye high school division. Airline finished second with 3,274.

Benton scored 3,337 points in the middle school division. Haughton Middle was second with 3,281.

Benton scored 3,197 points in the elementary school division. Kingston Elementary was second with 3,184. Princeton Elementary took third with 3,146.

Benton scored 1,685 points in the 3-D high school division. Tioga and Airline both scored 1,580 points, but Tioga was listed as the runner-up.

Benton scored 1,663 points in the middle school division. Northwood was second with 1,581 and Haughton third with 1,567.

Benton scored 1,605 points in the elementary school division. Kingston was runner-up with 1,599 and Princeton third with 1,528.

Benton’s Aidan Haire won the high school boys individual Bullseye title with 295 points, one more than Buckeye’s Nathan Delill. Benton’s Riley Daniels was fourth.

Benton’s Gabe Fradella, Haire and Daniels finished 2-3-4 in the high schools boys 3-D division. Caddo Magnet’s Dakota Simpson won with 291 points. Fradella had 287, Haire 286 and Daniels 283.

Benton took the top three spots in the high school girls Bullseye division.

Kaylee Misenheimer was first with 285 points. Abbie Rutledge and Kendall Orms both scored 284 with Rutledge taking the runner-up spot.

Rutledge and Misenheimer switched positions in the 3-D high school division. Rutledge took first with 285 points and Misenheimer was second with 281.

Benton’s Josh Farris won the middle school boys Bullseye championship with 290 points. Haughton Middle’s Aiden Jones was second with 287.

Benton archers finished 1-5 in the 3-D division. Brian Anglin was first followed by George Chambers, Kale Gleason, Drew Martin and Farris. Anglin and Chambers were both credited with 283 points.

Benton took the top five spots in the middle school girls Bullseye division.

Amber Long won with 287 points. Averie Halverson was runner-up with 286. Alainah Taylor finished third, Emma Rutledge fourth and Kaitlyn Masters fifth. Cope’s Emma Gonzalez was sixth.

Benton archers placed 1-4 in the 3-D division. Carly Van Buskirk won with 276. Amber Long was second with 271. They were followed by Halverson and Emma Rutledge.

Benton’s Tatum Malone, Anna Robins and Mackenzie Carmean were sixth, seventh and ninth, respectively. Haughton’s Allura Williams was eighth.

Benton captured two of the top three spots in the elementary school girls Bullseye division.

Eden Old was first with 280 points, and Karmen Harrison was third with 274. Benton’s Anna Young, Cherish Young, Hannah McKenzie and Madeline Lowry finished sixth, eighth, ninth and 10th, respectively.

Old also won the 3-D division with with 279 points. Kingston’s Ava Searcy, Cassidy Walters and Kennedy Halsell finished second, third and fourth, respectively. Harrison was fifth.

Benton’s Tyler Pope won the elementary school boys 3-D division with 276 points. Case Smith of Northwood was second with 274. Kingston’s Zachary Cryer was third with 268. Pope also finished third in the Bullseye division.

The National Archery in the Schools Program tournament is May 11-13 in Louisville, Ky.

— Staff Reports