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11 State Champ Titles for Chino Valley Cougar Archery Team
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10 April 2017
  Randi Diskin, Citizen Reporter
Chino Valley Cougar Archery Team brings home 11 State Champ Titles.

On March 11, the Chino Valley Cougar Archery Team took 21 elementary students and 26 middle school students to the Arizona State Archery Tournament at Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix.

"We came away with 11 State Champ Titles (students placing in the top 10 of their division) and both schools placing as teams- Del Rio took first place as a team and Heritage Middle School took third place. These results amounted to 26 students qualifying to compete in Louisville, Kentucky, May 11-13, 2017. Last year we sent one student, so we were amazed by the showcase of our archers. Because it's so far and so expensive, we are sending 9 Individual Qualifiers and the Heritage team, which consists of the top 12 scores."

See: National Archery in the Schools Program

“This is my 7th year working with the program, and these successes are truly a testament to the growing support of the Chino Valley Community,” Randi Diskin explained.

"We had the labor and resources donated (approximately $15,000) to construct a field for this year. Our program tripled since last year, and here we are sending 18 kids to the National competition in Louisville, Kentucky.”

If you would like to help send these kids to Kentucky, join us at our Mexican Food/Silent Auction benefit dinner. It will be held on April 21 at Del Rio Elementary School. 

If you go:

What: Mexican Food/Silent Auction Benefit Dinner for the Chino Valley Cougar Archery Team
Where: Del Rio Elementary School
When: Friday, April 21
Time: 5-7 PM 
Cost: $10/adult plate; $5 kids 12 & under; $35/4 plates.

You can also drop off donations in the office at either Heritage Middle School or Del Rio Elementary School, or make a contribution at this YouCaring page (go ahead, it's ok if we get more than $500!).

Cayden McMains captured with the perfect expression of winning third place in the State Elementary Boys division.

The Del Rio Team: Front row L to R: Cayden McMains (3rd place), Ivan Schuster (2nd place), Addie Hulburd (1st place), Sara Fearno (3rd place), Jasmine Antone (2nd place), team members Ashley Lee, Dantey Lake-Parillo. Top row L to R: Zach Roehe (5th place), Coach Aaron Hulburd, Coach Randi Diskin, Coach Edie Hulburd, team member Wyatt Smith. Not pictured: Hannah Myers (5th place), Jerry Rankin, Leilani Johnson, Megan Sayles, Logan Collier, Haylie Arroyo, Veronica Depue, Skyler Vorpahl, Eve Pinales, Lillyana McNeil and Thomas McNeil.

HMSTeam

HMS Team: Front row: Coach Marcia Valenzuela, Rhett Latham, Hunter Hulburd (2nd place), Tanner Deskins (4th place), Kyle Sohl, Dallin Latham. Back row: Clayton Hixon, Julio Brown, Coach Brian James, Brianna James, Emma Cianciola, Emma Yacovich (4th place), Abi York, Coach Natalie Latham.  Not pictured: Vanessa Yeakle, Nathan Shreiner, Aloria Kerr, Landon Smith, Haley Hamen-Easley, Ezekiel Spann, Teagan Akans, Daysi Melendez, Braddin Myers, Landon Durnez, Kevin Short, Antonio McKeown, Andi Snedeker, Dayis Chapman, Izabel Arroyo.