EM archery has pair of big finishes at first annual home tournament

By Cara L. Dempski

ELK MOUND — The Mounder archery teams held their first ever tournament in style.

Which is to say the two teams finished well.

The tournament seemed to run smoothly, with a little help from organizers Renee Simpson, Wendy Erdman and Vince Hall.

[emember_protected] The high school squad took first place with a total score of 3,174, and the middle school scored 3,007. While the middle school shooters logged 77 tens – or bullseye shots – the high school team picked up 109 total.

Freshman Lane Lee was Elk Mound’s highest finisher for the day, scoring 281 to take second out of 43 high school boys, and getting first out of 21 ninth-grade boys. He was fourth out of 119 total boys.

Dominic Hall took fourth place for the high school boys with a score of 278, and Kody Mavis was sixth after earning 277 points.

Eighth-grader Maddie Dutzle was not far behind. She scored 280 to earn third out of 46 middle school girls, and was first out of 19 eight-grade girls. Dutzle ranked seventh out of 103 female competitors.

Vincent Biegel scored 275 to take seventh out of 62 eighth-grade boys, and Luke Lesmeister finished 10th with a score of 269.

The Mounders are headed to Stratford February 3. [/emember_protected]