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Donation helps LDSS archery team

by Jordan Foster

Lakefield District Secondary School has received new archery equipment courtesy of Savage Arms in Lakefield. The donation consisted of a 20-60 pound compound bow.

Student Kirsten Watson received the bow as a representative of the archery team with principal Dave Lorentz.

The presentation was hosted in the conference room of Savage Arms with Ernie Barriege, Deborah L. Yale, Dave Lorentz, Jordan Foster and others. They spoke of the team expectations as well as history.

Last year the team had 13 students and five of the team qualified for OFFSA in Richmond Hill.

OFFSA has two categories of shooters being Compound Bows and Recurves, but the main classification when competing is the amount of weight they pull whilst shooting.

The team has been sponsored by Saugeen Shafts for the last two years and is hoping for an additional sponsorship from Savage Arms.

The archery team itself is fairly new being only two years old, but it looks like it has a lot of potential.

If the school can get the numbers as well as the support, they’re also hoping for a biathlon team within the next few years.

Archery itself doesn’t start until spring season, so that gives lots of time for preparation and training.

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