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Outdoors notebook: Oklahoma archers bring home national awards

Five Oklahoma students won medals at the National Archery in the Schools championships in Kentucky last weekend.
by Ed Godfrey Published: May 18, 2014

Five Oklahoma students won medals at the National Archery in the Schools championships in Kentucky last weekend.

Kayla Neely, a fifth-grader at Wayland Bonds Elementary in Moore, finished fifth in the elementary school division.

Mitchell Ritter, a seventh-grader at Ringling, finished fourth overall in the middle school boys’ division and was second among seventh-grade boys. Ritter also was the Oklahoma state champion.

Faith Terrell, an eighth-grader at Chandler, finished second overall among middle school girls. Riane Tuthill, a sixth-grader in Chickasha, placed third overall among middle school girls but first for sixth-grade girls.

Stilwell’s high school boys’ team won the national title in a special 3D archery shoot at the event. Tyler Fletcher of Stilwell, a senior, was first overall.

Archery 3D competitions simulate hunting as the targets are shaped like animals.


The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation will hold several family fishing clinics in the summer on Arcadia Lake in Edmond.

The clinics, designed for newcomers to fishing, will be held at the Arcadia Conservation Education Kid’s Pond. The next clinics are scheduled June 3, 4 and 5 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.

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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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