ANAMOSA - Through much of the early portion of this 2018-19 pre-season, Anamosa Schools archery coach Chad Machart has seen varied individual success from many of his shooters, though no teams titles had materialized as of yet.
That all changed Saturday, Jan. 5, as Anamosa played host to a nine-team tournament at the middle school gymnasium.
“What a great start to the regular season,” said Machart, as his high school team claimed the bullseye title firing a 3,347 score that topped runner-up Springville by 12 points.
“I truly think we have the best high school team we have ever had at Anamosa. Jenna (Eidel-Matula) and Alex (Shover) did what I knew they could do and showed the team they belong there. We’ll have many more that will shine as the year goes on. Makenna (Bieber) continues to improve all the time and showed she can compete with the best.”
Topping them all however, was Machart’s own daughter Lilly, who not only claimed the bullseye individual title firing a 294 score that bested the entire 555 archer field, but she also won the 3D individual championship as well finishing with a 293 score.
“Lilly knows she has a target on her and is the one to beat” Machart said. “She continues to try to perfect the little things and showed great consistency all day.”
Bieber’s career-best 290 score was second among all 295 girls competing in the bullseye while Eidel-Matula and Shover added 285 scores that also placed them among the tournament elite.
Landon Graham (282), Braidee Ruhl (281), Nicholas Ralston (276), Tucker Jones (274), Kole Haverly (272), Xyn Helgens (271), Lillian Spores (269) and Dominic Haas (268) all scored for the high school team in bullseye.
Anamosa also defeated Center Point-Urbana (3,263), Bellevue (3,244), Ottumwa (3,195), East Dubuque, Ill. (3,155), Alburnett (3,108), Bellevue-Marquette (3,076) and Central City (3,062) to claim the bullseye team title.
Anamosa’s middle school team placed third in the bullseye tallying a 3,059 score that trailed champion Center Point-Urbana’s 3,144 effort.
Caelyn Helgens led Anamosa middle school shooters with a 272 score while Carson Bright added a 271.
The Raiders’ elementary team was also third (2,367) led by Archer Boffeli’s 251 and Rheagyn Uthoff’s 245.
Anamosa placed third in the high school 3D shoot finishing with a score of 1,620.
Along with Machart, Haverly (269), Eidel-Matula (268), Bieber (264), Madeline Broghammer (264) and Xyn Helgens (262) were the top shooters for the Raider high school team.
Springville claimed the high school 3D team title carding a 1,643 score.
Anamosa’s middle school (1,527) and elementary (1,185) teams topped their respective 3D fields.
Logan Bell led all Anamosa middle school shooters with a 266 while Bright and Caelyn Helgens added a pair of 262s.
Archer Boffeli’s 223 score topped all Anamosa elementary archers in the 3D shoot with Uthoff coming through with a 214.