Compass, PCHS, PCMS win archery team titles

The Platte County archery teams picked up a lot of medals at the Last Chance Northland Christian Tournament on Saturday, March 3, in Kansas City, Mo.

Compass Elementary took first place in the elementary division, while Siegrist Elementary finished fourth.

 Contributed photo The Platte County archery teams brought home medals in recent weeks from the meet at Platte County Middle School and Northland Christian.

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The Platte County archery teams brought home medals in recent weeks from the meet at Platte County Middle School and Northland Christian.

Porter Campbell of Compass shot 275 to win the boys title, while Compass’ Hayden Cook tallied 271 and took second.

In the elementary girls division, Siegrist Elementary’s Cheyenne Silvers scored 251 to take third and Emma Murphy of Compass was fifth. 

Platte County swept the middle school standings winning both the team trophy and both individual divisions.

Jaron Cook shot 271 for Platte City Middle School to take first in the boys division. Classmate Kade Meinke was second with 268 — including six 10-point shots — and Barry School’s Christian Yocklin took third with 268 with five 10-point shots. PMCS’ Jake Gildersleeve was fifth, four points behind Yocklin and Meinke.

Rayna Garcia of Barry School won the middle school girls division with a score of 281. PCMS’ Caitlyn Matthys shot 275 to finish as the runner-up, while classmate Brylie Kovar shot 269 to take fifth.

PCMS won the team title, while Barry was second.

In the high school division, Platte County took first place.

In the boys standings, Chase Murphy took second with a score of 282, which included 17 10-point shots. Colby Matthys was fourth with 278.

Taylor Holbrook shot 256 to place fourth in the girls division.

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Middle School meet

The Platte County archery team had a trio of champions during a competition held on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Platte County Middle School.

In the high school boys division, Owen Wilkens scored 289 out of 300 to take first place. Chase Murphy was third (268), followed by Colby Matthys (267) and Dustin Fagan (259).

On the high school girls level, Autumn Colstion was second with a 275, followed by Kayellen Leeper in fourth at 250.

Jaron Cook from Platte County Middle School shot 268 to place fifth in the middle school boys.

Platte County Middle School’s Brylie Kovar took first place in the middle school girls division with a 283, which including hitting the 10-point target 18 times. Rayna Garcia (Barry School) tied with a score of 283 and had 16 10-point shots, taking second place.

Platte County Middle School’s Caitlyn Matthys placed fifth (275).

In the elementary boys, Wes Chiddix (Compass) shot 275 to take first place, the start of a 1-5 finish for Platte County. Classmate Owen Rawlings took second, one point behind, while Drew Smith (Siegrist) was third with 273 points — and 12 10-point shots. Porter Campbell (Compass) took fourth with 273 as well — with eight 10-point shots — while Liam Blacklock (Siegrist) was fifth with 258.

Compass students Kyra Renno and Taylore Lavery took third and fifth, respectively, in the elementary girls competition.