They may not have used their bow skills to steal from the rich and give to the poor, but the Long County archery team still made their hometown proud. The squad brought home eight individual medals in the Junior Olympic Archery Development Tournament on Jan. 23 in Hagen.
The students from Ludowici earned two bronze, three silver and two gold medals, and had 18 of their 26 team members compete in the indoor tournament.
The archers participated in the compound and recurve bow events, firing 60 arrows at targets ranging from 40-60 centimeters in both male and female divisions.
Walker Middle School medalists Justin Edified finished third, John Lynn came in second, and Nick Delgado and Rachael Lohsandt won their divisions.
For Long County High School, Cassie Pelton finished third,
Rochelle Cole and Nick Garcia were runners-up in their divisions and Linda Stephens won a gold medal.
After the competition the Blue Tide coaches praised their team’s talent and dedication.
The archery team is open to all students from fifth-12 grade. The Cloverleaf division consists of fifth- and sixth-graders, the junior division is seventh- and eighth-graders and the senior division includes high school students.
For information on joining the team or volunteering, call the Long County 4-H office at 545-9549.