Aiming Towards States


Hunter McConnell

Hunter McConnell, sophomore, states “We got to interact with other schools and meet new kids. They gave the top shooters checks and scholarships funds.”

Killian Skocik, Staffer

The Archery team’s success led them to States at Penn State University.

Logan Zimmerman, senior, has been a part of the team since he was in fifth grade. “It’s different every year because we’d lose some good shooters that were seniors, but this year we have a really solid team. We definitely underperformed. We could’ve placed a lot better but we just kinda crumbled,” on the team placing eighth in the competition.

“Although we had a few individuals place on the podium, I know the teams are disappointed with the outcome at the state tournament, and certainly would have loved to move on to nationals, but considering we (Pine Grove Area) did not participate at all last year due to Covid, I’m proud of their accomplishments. I personally have never seen overall scores across the board as high as they were this year. I know where I need to get us to for next year to be competitive for the podium in the state tournament,” said Dave Mease, head coach of the Archery team.

“I could have done better.  It was just my form that day that was throwing me off a little bit,” said Kolby Minnich, sophomore.  Minnich plans on continuing with Archy through his high school career.  “Nate (brother) did Archery and I did it in Gym in middle school and I liked it. I started playing on the team in 5th grade.”