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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

One tournament in COVID era completed – Kennedale student 4th out of 90 with another contest set

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Virtual Archery Tournament ?
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Kennedale High School for several years has offered a outdoor education program under the direction of Biology and Outdoor Education teacher Danny Wilcox. As part of the program Kennedale has been been active members of the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP). {{more: continue …}}
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The school has organized archery teams each year from the students of Kennedale.? The teams? have included students from all areas of the high school student body from athletes, non-athletes, band members, choir members, club leaders, honor students, average students and those who have never been part of any team.
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Last year the school sent it first contestants to a national tournament, led by Graci Hale (sophomore last year). Graci had finished 3rd in the Texas NASP State Tournament while one of the two teams that Kennedale had qualified finished in 10th place overall.
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But with the advent of the virus this spring tournaments were cancelled including the state and national NASP tournaments.
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Enter creativity of one of the many of the sponsors of high school teams. The idea was one of a? virtual tournament.?
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Rules of the tournament were …
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1. Positive comments only

2. Be honest

3. Have fun

4. Independent, Non-Affililated with any organization

5. Shoot at your own risk

6. Free for all contestants?

KHS senior Morgan Earle captured 4th

place in recent tournament

As it turned out, there were 90 archers that participated in the tournament from schools in Texas including Allen, Prosper , Mabank and even from Kentucky. Each contestant was participating at home. There were four rounds with head to head matches against other archers. The winner advancing to the next round.?

Eight KHS students participated in the Virtual Archery Tournament – Morgan Earle, Lafe Ledbetter, Graci Hale, Mikayla Earle, Hannah Howard, Brandon Isensee, Dathan Cox, and Jesse Rampy.
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In the quarterfinal round with 24 contestants, Kennedale had 5 contestants left – Dathan Cox (285), Morgan Earle (283), Mikayla Earle (282), Lafe Ledbetter (277) and Graci Hale (279).
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Morgan Earle along with Dathan Cox earned advancement to the semifinal rounds with just 12 contestants.
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Then there were the finals with just 5 contestants left overall. The Kennedale?s Morgan Earle advanced to the final round of the Virtual Archery Tournament.
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Final Results: Earle placed 4th.
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Digital Fishing Tournament up next …
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The year is not over for Kennedale Outdoor Education students.? The THSBA (Texas High School Bass Association) Digital Tournament is set for May 6th ? May 27th.
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The THSBA will be conducting a digital tournament for THSBA student members only from May 6, 2020 – May 27, 2020. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place. Along with one over all.?
  • This is the “best two fish caught” during the time period tournament.?
  • The two fish do not have to be caught on the same day or same location.?
  • After two fish have been enter for any angler. Any fish submitted after that time will automatically replace the smallest fish to date.?
  • It will be a rolling total until the end of the tournament on? May 27, 2020.
Rules:
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1) THSBA student members only
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2) Only legal size largemouth, smallmouth or Kentucky spotted Bass may be weighed for this contest.
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2A) ALL BASS MUST BE 2 POUNDS OR LARGER TO ENTER.
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3) fish may be weighed on any handheld scale or table top scale (we realize not all will have the same exact scale, but this is for fun to keep the students engaged during this unplanned break in tournaments)
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4) Students must text a picture of them holding the fish and a picture of the fish on the scales to show the weight. The picture attached in this post MUST be in the picture of the fish being weighed and the picture of the student with the fish.
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Any submission that does not contain the photo attached to this post WILL NOT BE COUNTED. If you are fishing solo, simply print out the picture and take it with you and include it in the photos. If you are fishing with a friend, you can hold up your phone showing the attached picture while holding your fish and while the fish is on the scales while your buddy takes the pictures with their phone.
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5) All submissions must include the students? name, school or club they fish for, and what division they compete in.
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6) Fish can be caught from the bank or by boat on any body of water within Texas (farm ponds and tanks included)
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7) No limit on how many times you can enter
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Prizes will be awarded ?
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Largest overall two fish from all submissions across all divisions will also win a Tournament Pro Speed Spool Reel (one overall winner).
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An a rule of all digital/virtual contests ?
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?Let?s be honest and fair with this contest please. Only submit fish that you have caught yourself.??

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