Wildcat Archers 6th in weekend tournament


The Kennedale archery team finished in 6th place at the Garrett Hull Memorial Scholarship Tournament this past weekend held at Kennedale Junior High. The tournament is hosted each year by KISD.

There were 27 high schools participating in the event including Allen, Alford, Argyle, Arlington (6), Dallas Bishop Dunne, Brock, Burleson-Centennial, Concordia Lutheran, Eustace, Harker Heights, Harmony of Dallas, Highland Park, Kaufman, Kennedale, Lipan, Millsap, Pantego Christian, Peaster, Prosper, Rockhill of Prosper, South Grand Prairie, and Waxahachie. Elementary and middle schools competed in separate divisions.

Top Ten Teams …

Arlington Martin (Team 1) finished in 1st followed by #2 Prosper, #3 Rockhill, #4 Brock, #5 Arlinton Martin (Team 2), and #6 Kennedale. Teams from Harker Heights, Allen, Burleson, and Arlington Bowie completed the top ten.

Top archers for Kennedale …

On the boys’ side for Kennedale, the highest score was by Adrian Leos (Jr) who finished 35 out of 183 archers. John Lawing (Jr) was close behind at 39th. And, Esteban Cerda (So) was 48th of 183. Leos and Lawing were both in the top quarter.

On the girls’ side for the Wildcats, Emma Holmes (Sr) was the top ranking 47 out of 176. Marie Jones (Fr) was 49th, followed by Amber Cammilletti (Jr) at 51 of 176. All were in the top 3rd.

Team #1 for Kennedale finished with a score of 3204. Team #2 had a 3031. The average high school team score for the tournament was 3161.

Check out the full results of the tournament here.

Special thanks …

KHS Coach Wilcox issued a special thank you to all the parents who assisted with the tournament.

“Couldn’t do events without great parents volunteering their time and efforts alongside great kids doing the same. Special thank you to Mr. Sellers, Mr. and Mrs. Cerda, and Stephanie LeClear for going above and beyond to help make the Garrett Hull Memorial Scholarship Tournament another successful event.”

Arlington Ricky Albus Scholarship Tournament next …

Wildcat Archery will be back in action this Friday evening at the Arlington Archery Facility, 4215 Little Road, in the 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm flights.

Arlington ISD has established itself as a leader in the state, winning 6 state titles among its six high schools. Kennedale has done well in these at-large contests that pit high schools of all sizes in tournament competition.

The Arlington tournament will be the final tune-up tournament before the Texas State Championships is held at the Bell County Expo Center on March 22nd and 23rd.

The work continues back home at KHS …

Meanwhile, individual archers at Kennedale are working to make the tournament team.

Coach Wilcox noted that several archers shot new personal records (PRs) this past week, noting that these scores would have qualified for 5th place in the Hull tournament.

Leading the way for Kennedale this past week were:

  • Elijah Davis – 275 (New PR)
  • Adrian Leos – 274
  • John Lawing – 273 (New PR)
  • Stevie Cerda – 272
  • Marie Jones – 269
  • Emma Holmes – 269 (New PR)
  • Amber Cammilletti – 268
  • MacArthur Toren – 267 (New PR)
  • Hayden Dominguez – 266
  • Anthony Williams – 266 (New PR)
  • Daphanie Constable – 265 (New PR)
  • Megan Tidwell – 263

These and other Kennedale archers are battling it out to be on the top 24-roster that will get the chance to compete in tournament play.