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LMS Archery Club Takes Third at State Tournament

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

It’s always important to hit your target. The LMS Archery Club placed third at the NASP New York State Tournament.

The Liverpool Middle Archery Club recently learned that when it competed during the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) New York State Tournament and placed third overall in the middle school division.

Club members hit a total of 33 bullseyes during the competition, which took place at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica. The group includes seventh-grader Ryan Muldoon, eighth-grader Victoria Relyea, seventh-grader James Tearney, eighth-grader Lambros Alamond, eighth-grader Riley Striffler, eighth-grader Bella Otero, eighth-grader John Kempisty, eighth-grader Kara Tobin, eighth-grader Isabella Whaley, eighth-grader Ethan LaMontagne, seventh-grader Seanna Smith, eighth-grader Hannah Esek, seventh-grader Emma Fenwick, seventh-grader Janea Hamilton-Brown, seventh-grader Ava Brown, eighth-grader Lukas Eckert and seventh-grader Molly Ryan.

LMS students are introduced to archery during physical education classes with teachers Matt Dolph and Kimberly Allwes. Students interested in learning more about the sport can then join the LMS Archery Club, which meets twice a week with Dolph, Allwes and technology teacher Ray Finney.

In all, 485 elementary, middle and high school students from across the state participated in the NASP New York State Tournament, which is sponsored by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

NASP is a cooperative effort between state conservation departments, school systems and private organizations to help engage young citizens in outdoor activities and participate in the life-long sport of archery. The program helps students with focus, self-control, discipline, patience and the life lessons required to be successful in the classroom and in life.

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