Oswego’s archery teams compete in Missouri | News

The USD 504 archery teams traveled to Joplin, Missouri, on Saturday to compete in the Missouri Southern Shootout.

“With almost 800 shooters competing, this would be our biggest tournament of the year. It would also be the most competitive, ”USD 504 archery coach Neal Cruse said.

In the high school boys division, Jessie Blumer took top honors by placing 27th with a 281 score. In the high school girls division, Olivia Jackson shot a very respectable 262, placing her 62nd overall.

Paityn Edwards shot a 251, which was good enough for 35th in the girls middle school division.

“Manny Ramirez would have the highest placing for our Indian Archers Saturday. Manny shot a 274 placing him at sixth place in the middle school boys division, ”Cruse said. “Alden Ebersol would also have a top 10 finish in the boys middle school division with his score of 273. His score placed him in ninth place. Alden would also shoot a 273 in the 3D shoot at Missouri Southern. His score was good enough for fourth place in the middle school boys division. ”

In the elementary division, Colby Pease placed 10th in the girls division with a score of 227. Axel Santana paced the elementary boys with a score of 243, putting him in 11th place.

Many of the Oswego shooters shot their best career scores on Saturday, making dramatic improvements. The students are listed with their best score, followed by the score they beat in parentheses: Axel Santana 243 (186); Liam Ramirez 228 (222); Colby Pease 227 (208); Teagynn Ryan 195 (169); McKenna White 176 (138); Brooklyn Hazel 170 (167); Andelyn Johnson 163 (159); Sydney Huebner 81 (61); Mannie Ramirez 274 (268); Alden Ebersole 273 (269); Alden Ebersole 3D 273 (228); Paityn Edwards 251 (238); Gage Gatton 248 (244); Zeb Staten 228 (212); Hayden Miller 217 (200); Branaya Page 166 (154); and Kylee McDaniel 262 (256).

“We took 33 shooters on Saturday and almost half of them shot their best scores ever,” Cruse said. “We also had several that missed their best scores by a few points.”

The elementary team placed fifth place overall.

“It was an extremely impressive showing from all of our shooters on Saturday. We would like to say thank you to everyone that came out to support us on Saturday, ”Cruse said. “Also to Keith Hazel and Justin Ebersole for helping with all the shooters. It was a great season that saw many shooters show tremendous improvement from the beginning of the year until now. As their coach, it is extremely fun to watch all of them. I would also like to thank Mrs. (Theresa) Farris for all the time she spends with our shooters helping them improve. We wouldn’t have nearly as much success if she didn’t do what she does. ”

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