Another Record in the Books

Atlantic's archers competed at two tournaments this past weekend.

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Jeanna Kramer

Junior Joe Sonntag prepares to shoot his bow at archery practice. Sonntag shot a 265 at the Nodaway Valley meet.

Molly McFadden, Editor

Atlantic’s archery team broke the high school record on Saturday, Feb. 15 in Holstein. The high school team had an overall score of 3,389 at Holstein’s Ridge View tournament. With the new record, the squad earned first place at the meet, topping a field of seven teams. Sophomore Cooper Jipsen led the Trojan archers with a score of 294. He also won the boys’ competition. The Trojans had another individual champion in freshman Halle Copeland, who was victorious in the girls’ division. Copeland shot a 291 and finished third on Atlantic’s roster, two points behind senior Clayton Jipsen.

Eight archers also participated in a tournament at Nodaway Valley on Saturday. Since there were only a handful of Trojans competing, Atlantic didn’t receive a team score. Freshman Dayna Dreager led Atlantic after shooting a 288. With her stellar round, she was the top competitor in the girls’ division. Co. Jipsen also scored 288 points, earning him third place in the boys’ competition. Cl. Jipsen shot a 285, senior Dustin Dreager scored 282, and sophomore Lee Houser shot a 281 to round out the top five for Atlantic.

The team will attend two tournaments on Saturday, Feb. 22 in West Des Moines.