By: Audra Thomas
The Ripley High Archery Team recently won yet another state championship. The tournament was held March 29 at the Charleston Civic Center. This year makes the fourth consecutive championship for the team.
“It was very honoring and surreal to be able to have won it four years in a row,” said senior Jenny Gibbs.
Gibbs and sophomore Nick Rhodes led the team to their first place victory with Gibbs shooting a 292, and Rhodes a 299 both placing first in the girls and boys division. Ripley girls and boys archers shot a combined team score of 3418, beating the six other schools from around the state competing.
Other archers that placed from the team were freshman, Jeffery Sheppard, sophomores, Corey Hill, Matt Caruthers, juniors, Andrea Weese and Sarah Welling, seniors, Carter Fisher and Cayla Goodson. This was another very successful year for the team placing second at only one tournament.
The team will travel to Louisville, Kentucky for nationals on May 10.