Titan archery shoots through Sullivan

Titan Archery Team places fifth in tournament

The Gibson Southern Titan’s archery team traveled to Sullivan on Saturday, Feb. 25, where they competed in a tournament with junior and senior high schools around the Tri-State area. The Titans finished fifth in the Bullseye Tournament, and third in the 3D Tournament, with a total score of 1535 points. 

“It was a lot of fun; Sullivan’s tournaments are always a good time,” junior Ella Helfert said. “We shot about where I would expect us to be because we did not have our whole team there.”

The highest individual score from the Titans came from freshman Daegan Schafer, with a score of 281. He placed third out of 36 in the freshman boys ranking and 13th out of 278 in the overall ranking. Other placements for the boys included junior Nathan Steurer with 256 points and sophomore Caleb Estep with 247 individual points. 

“I feel pretty confident about the team score,” Estep said. “My personal score was pretty good. The most important round for me was the last round; it is commonly the worst for me because the rounds go by fast.”

The highest Lady Titan score came from senior Lillie Booth with a score of 273 points, with an overall girls rank of 20 out of 248.

“The GS Archery Club had an outstanding weekend in Sullivan at the Sullivan Arrows Classic and the Sullivan Arrows 3D Classic,” head coach Tim Speedy said. “Our archers shot very well. It was a challenging day on Saturday due to the fact that we were shooting in two separate tournaments on the same day. We shot a bullseye competition and also a 3D (animal targets) competition. That obviously doubles the number of arrows each competitor has to shoot, which is difficult. Everyone who shot did a fabulous job.”

The Titan’s next tournament will be on Saturday, March 4, against Castle and Spencer High School.