Stettler archers shine at the Smoky Lake

The William E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus archery team's six members participated at the Smoky Lake tournament on Saturday, April 9.

The William E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus archery team’s six members participated at the Smoky Lake tournament on Saturday, April 9.

Brooke Glasier placed first for Grade 9 girls, Jessa Heatherington placed second for Grade 11 girls, Roam Thorsteinsson placed second for Grade 11 boys and Colby Barclay placed third for Grade 9 boys.

The tournament was also being Skyped in, so Stettler competed with a Nova Scotia team and a South African team, along with five other schools from around Alberta.

“All the kids were once again excellent ambassadors for our school and town,” said coach Tanja Heatherington. “While there Mr. Hal Ziprick, the Canadian team coach, invited Colby Barclay to join Jessa Heatherington to shoot for Canada this year at the All Stars tournament in South Africa.”

The Stettler coach is very pleased with her team’s performance and added, “I couldn’t be happier for the kids, they have all worked so hard this year.”

Heatherington said that Stettler should be proud that it now has had three kids that have been asked to shoot for the Canadian team.

“At this point the only confirmed shooter attending South Africa is Jessa Heatherington, the challenge being the funds, as the majority of it depends on the shoulders of the individual as NASP Archery is not as large in Canada as it is worldwide,” said Heatherington. “However, to have three kids asked from the same area is quite an accomplishment.”