ORLANDO - The RHS Archery Team took fifth place at the World Archery Tournament in Orlando, Florida October 4-6. The team scored 3345 points out of a possible 3600 points.

There were a total of 1243 participants in three divisions with 139 schools represented by one or more shooters and four countries represented: USA, Canada, Namibia and South Africa.

Top scorers for the team were Levi Staats 292 ninth place in high school boys division, Andrea Weese 284 tenth place high school girls division, Jenny Gibbs and Cayla Goodson tied 283 fourteenth place high school girls division. Remaining team members include the following: Alec Tanner, Brandon Harpold, Carter Fisher, Jacob Williams, Shayla Butcher, Crystal Wilson, Nick Nettleton, James Pauley, Tyler Smith, Victoria Haynes, Morgan Casto, Faythe Maston, Chad Anderson and Quincy Martin.

The team would like to thank the following businesses for their support :
Jackson County Board of Education, Ripley High School, Ripley High Athletic Boosters, Mayor Rader and the City of Ripley, The Great Outdoors, Collision Specialists, Kiddy Kroner Child Care, Farmers Feed, Staats Construction, Dave's Auto, Waybright Funeral Home, Layne and Myers, Harrison & Holmes, Ron's Car Clinic, Precious Memories Daycare, Tygrett Insurance, United National Bank, Cabela's, and Casto Funeral Home. The team would also like to thank the many individuals who gave both monetary and moral support.