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Area Students Compete in State Archery Championships

Numerous students from Wyoming and Susquehanna Counties participated in the National Archery in the School Program Pennsylvania State Championships in State College on March 11.

Archers from Montrose, Tunkhannock and Blue Ridge school districts competed in the event.

One of two teams from Choconut Valley Elementary, part of the Montrose Area School District, won the elementary team title with a score of 2,807 points, easily defeating the runner-up from New Castle Christian Academy, which had 2,547 points. DeFranco Elementary was third with 2,524, followed by the second Choconut squad with 2,254. DeFranco's second team was fifth with 2,142, followed by Lathrop Elementary with 2,080.

Choconut's top scorer was John Giangrieco, who was fourth, overall, in a field that also included high school and middle school students, with a score of 273.

Other Choconut scores included Andrew Fedish (254), Devin Frey (252), Tyler Dovin (241), Maverick Timms (240), Joe Munda (237), Joseph Hester (231), Alan-Michael Strohl (230), Maverick Beeman (216), Nick Amorino (216), Zachary Gardner (210), Nate Giles (207), Thomas Rosevear (205), Maverick Naylor (200), Dylan Hummel (196), Harden Frey (191), Caleb Sjostrom (165), Caleb Foster (164), Kristopher Molinar (158), Michael Redding (151), Taylor Minarsky (150), Nicholas Howard (143) and Andrew Rapisardi (119).

Gardner, the grandson of Ronnie and Ree Ann Ross of Wilmot Township, was 97th, overall, and 23rd in the elementary standings. He was seventh among fifth-graders in the competition.

Nicholas Myers, shooting for Montrose High School, was second, overall, with a score of 284, trailing only New Castle Academy's Dino Mantinaos's 288.

Other Montrose High scores included Ben Hayes (270), Korey Stimmel (248) and Adam Wurth (123).

Representing the Montrose Middle School were Justin Loomis (260), McCade Callaway (260), Thomas Williams (250), Josh Giles (248), Jacob Hayes (247), Ben Foster (247), Tyler Casey (202) and Matt Legg (191).

Tunkhannock Middle School archers included Shane Straley (254), Garry Musselman (220) and Jacob Spencer (190).

Competing for Tunkhannock Elementary were Justin Roslansky (200), Michael Slowey (194) and Paul DeMarco (148).

There were only two full middle school teams with New Castle Christian Academy defeating Bangor, 2,981-2,651.

In the high school standings, Williams Valley was first with 3,112, followed by Halifax (2,944), Blue Ridge (2,932) and Bangor (2,741).

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