Grenada High School archery Coach Lois Gaskin made a bold prediction right after her team captured the North State Title late last month. The veteran coach said her team was going to win the state and she was right on target.
The Chargers and Lady Chargers, which are made up of fourth-and-fifth grade students from Grenada Upper Elementary School, cruised to the Archery in Mississippi School championship at the state meet held on April 8 in Jackson. Grenada put together a resounding victory outscoring Clinton Elementary School 2,558 to 2,336 to win the state title. It is the first state title in archery for Grenada.
Third place went to West Marion Elementary with 2,205 points. Franklin County Elementary finished in fourth place with 2,207 points.
According to Gaskin, this is the 10th year for archery at the school.
“I’m awfully proud of our team,” she said. “They have worked really hard to get to this point.”
James Dirks was the top male scorer with 250 points out of a potential school of 300 points, followed by Lily Williams at 238. Kara Cockrum had a score of 224 followed by Triston Conley, who finished just back from Cockrum at 222.Remmington Skeen rounds out the top five shooters with a score of 220.
Grenada won the North Half title at Itawamba Community College Fulton back in late March. The Chargers scored 2,618 points compared to 2,496 points for Clinton Elementary.
Nolan Hollingsworth led Grenada with a score of 238 points followed by Williams with 234 points.