DCHS archery team wins second consecutive state title
By John Zetmeir
Dodge City Daily Globe
For the second consecutive season, Dodge City High School has shown that they have the best collection of archers in the state. Over the weekend, the Red Demons were named state champions after scoring 3,166 team points to beat out Pittsburg High School who earned 3,102 points.
“This was a great accomplishment for this group of students to win the state title for the second year in a row,” head coach Dave Foster said. “We have a great group of students that make up our team including athletes from almost every spring sport as well as students that are not involved in any other activity so it is awesome to bring the best archers in our school together to accomplish a feat like this together.”
Junior Justin Ostrom earned the title of the state’s top archer by collecting 287 of 300 possible points. Not far behind Ostrom was fellow junior Brett Groth won tallied 285 points.
Justin Schowengerdt was the third Red Demon on the boy’s side to finish in the top five amongst the field of 160 archers.
On the girls side, senior Kassi Blankman took second place with a score of 270 points in the field of 195 archers. Sophomore Sydney Foster and Reva Swaney each finished in the top 20 individually.
The first place finish earned the Red Demons a trip to the national tournament in Lexington, Kentucky.