Local archery teams compete at state
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Local archery teams compete at state

August 20, 2019


((JESSICA)) THE ILLINOIS STATE ARCHERY CHAMPIONSHIPS STARTED TODAY. ((JENNIFER))TWO CHAMPAIGN SCHOOLS ARE LOOKING TO BUILD ON THEIR PAST SUCCESS.MORE THAN 30 TEAMS OF HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOLERS ARE SHOOTING FOR THE TOP PRIZE. WCIA THREE’S COLE HENKE TAKES STATE ARCHERY COMPETITION.AND ALMOST A TENTH OF THE COMPETITORS ARE FROM CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL IN CHAMPAIGN.ONE OF THOSE SHOOTING — MARIA HELLER A FORMER STATE CHAMP.MARIA HELLER JUNIOR CHAMPAIGN CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL”I was inspired by Katniss Everdeen”HELLER JOINED THE TEAM BECAUSE SHE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD WAY TO MAKE FRIENDS. MARIA HELLERJUNIOR CHAMPAIGN CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL”I just like spending the weekends with my friends. They are really encouraging, and they helped me get through a lot of tough times.”EARLIER THIS YEAR, HELLER SHOT A 299 OUT OF A POSSIBLE 300. HER COACH SAID IT HAD NEVER BEEN Springfield, and they are looking to bring home some new hardware this year, as well. SEVERAL SCHOOLS IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS HAVE MADE THE LIST THIS YEAR.DANVILLE HIGH SCHOOL IS ALSO COMPETING FOR A TOP THE STATE COMPETITION IS REALLY WHERE TEAMS DECIDE TO GET SERIOUS. HEATHER MILLER ASSISTANT COACH AT CENTENNIAL HIGHSCHOOL”This determines whether we go to Nationals in Kentucky or not. There are no regionals or Final Fours in this sport in Illinois.” ((JENNIFER))THE FIRST ROUND FINISHES UP TONIGHT.TOMORROW’S FINAL ROUND WILL START AT 8:00 AM/AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED AFTER THE LAST FLIGHT. ((JESSICA))ARCHERY HAS BEEN

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