The Hamburg senior high archery team and the Crossett Middle School team placed first in the regional tournament on Saturday.
The Hamburg School District sent four teams and the Crossett School District sent one to the ANASP Region 12 Tournament Tournament in Monticello.
The Hamburg Elementary team placed second with a total score of 2,597 and the Portland Elementary team placed fourth with a score of 1,652.
For the Hamburg Elementary girls team, the top four shooters were Martha Esquivel with a 227, Alayla Peoples with a 219, Madison Stevens with 215 and Khloe Johnson with a 140. The top four Hamburg Elementary boys were Evan Lee with 255, Joseph Bussell with 251, Matthew Pollock with 226 and Hunter Miller with 222.
Esquivel not only was the highest scorer on the Hamburg Elementary girls team, but also the highest scorer overall in the elementary girls’ divison.
Lee and Bussell were the number two and three shooters overall in the elementary boys division.
Portland Elementary’s top shooters were Kayn Marshall in the girls division with a 180 and Benjamin Albritton in the boys division with a 221. Marshall placed eighth overall for the girls division and Albritritton placed 17th overall for the boys division.
Crossett does not have an elementary team, but the Crossett Middle School team won the middle school division with a total of 2,984 points, with Hamburg Middle School scoring only one point less than Crossett with 2,983.
The top scorers for the Crossett girls’ team were Brady Green and Danell Ashby. Green scored 244 and was ranked third overall, and Ashby was a point behind her with 243 and ranked fourth.
J.J. Knigton was the top CMS scorer and was ranked No. 1 in the boys’ division with a 281. Rylan Roberts was next on the CMS list with a 267 and finished fifth place overall in the boys’ division.
Even though the CMS team won the tournament, an HMS student had the highest single score for the girls’ division. Katherine Crow scored a 260, ranking her the No. 1 shooter in the girls’ tournament.
Other top shooters for the HMS girls’ team include Kamryn Lipsey, who scored 240, Emma Aycock who scored 226, and Jayln Watt, who scored 224. Lipsey was ranked ninth overall and Aycock and Watt came in the 11th and 12th place spots.
Willie Robinson scored the highest of both HMS team with a 264. Robinson was ranked sixth overall in the boys division.
The other top scorers on the HMS boys team were Tyler Jacks with 258, Colten Webb with 257 and Porter Foote with 257. Jacks was ranked sixth overall and Webb and Foote were ranked 11th and 12th.
The Hamburg senior high team won first place with a total score of 2945.
Members of the HHS girls’ team secured the top eight places overall. Julianna Hodge scored a 265 and was the overall top scorer in the girls’ division. Kaela Taylor was right behind Hodge with a 260 and Harley Holland behind Taylor with a 257. Ashley Murrell placed fourth, Kayln swan placed fifth, Claire Swan placed sixth, Shelbi Verdin placed seventh and Mylee Edwards placed eighth.
The top shooters for the HHS boys’ team were Aaron Nelms, who placed third overall with a 256, Calab Wallin, who placed fourth overall with a 251, Hunter Adams, who placed seventh overall with a 233 and Nathan Windham, who placed eighth overall with a 229.
The CMS, HMS and HHS teams will take on the top 16 shooters from each team to state. The state tournament will be in Hot Springs on March 1.