Bio

DON KETCHUM is a native of Phoenix. He was a sportswriter for The Arizona Republic/The Phoenix Gazette for nearly four decades. He covered high school sports on several occasions as well as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State sports. From 2008-14, he was a staff writer for AIA365.com, the web site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Archers pull back, take aim with bow, let arrows go

 Xavier Prep continues to build its strong archery program with an excellent showing in the Arete Tournament last weekend in the Valley. The event included the high school target and 3D divisions.

 Seven Gator competitors finished in the top 10 of the high school target division and two more received medals in the 3D division.

Xavier archers take aim at their targets (Photo courtesy of Leslie Kanda).

Senior Alexandra Scott won the high school target division with a score of 279 and 16 bullseyes.

 Following close behind were Gator teammates Adela Campo (freshman), fourth place with a 264, sophomore Kylie Cavanagh, sixth with 259, sophomore Evelynn Papez, seventh with 250, junior Ana Bhatti, 8th with 239, senior Ariana Santana-Garcia, 9th with 236, and sophomore Sophie Pauly,10th with 233.

 In the 3D division, Scott’s total of 279 was the highest score of the tournament, earning her a first-place medal. Freshman Isabella Beninato eared a third-place medal with 256, including 11 bullseyes.

 Freshman Adela Campbo was at 251 and placed fifth. Sophomore Alexa Ojeda placed seventh and freshman Ellie Halaby was eighth.

 Congrats to Head Coach Leslie Kanda and her XCP archers! You did Xavier proud!


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