2013 Archery in Louisiana Schools Tournament Winners Announced

Release Date: 03/26/2013

March 2, 2013: Archery in Louisiana Schools (ALAS) State Tournament at the LSU Ag Center’s Mega-Shelter near Alexandria.
March 2, 2013: Archery in Louisiana Schools (ALAS) State Tournament at the LSU Ag Center’s Mega-Shelter near Alexandria.

March 26, 2013 -- The 2013 Archery in Louisiana Schools (ALAS) State Tournament, coordinated by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Wildlife Division, was held March 2 at the LSU Ag Center’s Mega-Shelter near Alexandria.

Nearly 500 students from 18 schools participated in the elementary, middle and high school divisions for a variety of prizes, and a chance to compete at the national tournament held in Kentucky.  The tournament consisted of seven flights with up to 80 archers shooting per flight.  Awards were given to the top five individual shooters and top three teams in each division.  The top scoring male and female shooter in each division also received a new Genesis bow. 

Tournament results:

                        TEAM AWARDS

Elementary Division

Benton Elem.                        1st  Place       

Phoenix Magnet Elem.          2nd Place

Ball Elem.                              3rd Place       

Middle School Division

Benton Middle                      1st Place

Poland Jr. High                     2nd Place

Cope Middle                         3rd Place


High School Division

Caddo Magnet                      1st Place

Bossier High                         2nd Place


                        INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Elementary Division

Kendal Fowler            Benton Elem.            1st Place

Kayla Lynch               Benton Elem.            2nd Place

Aidan Haire                Benton Elem.            3rd Place


Middle School Division

Peyton Vanlangendonck        Poland Jr. High        1st Place

Logan Wilhite                        Cope Middle             2nd Place

Gave Fradella                        Benton Middle          3rd Place


High School Division

Anna Leskova                   Caddo Magnet                 1st Place

Kellen Hall                        Caddo Magnet                 2nd Place

Thomas Thompson         Caddo Magnet                 3rd Place


The Archery in Louisiana Schools (ALAS) program promotes international-style target archery as part of the in-school curriculum in grades 4-12.  The curriculum covers archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration, core strengthening physical fitness and self improvement. 

Teachers attend an eight-hour Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) training program to learn to teach the in-school curriculum. These trainings are conducted by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ education staff free of charge. Students use standardized equipment to shoot at targets placed before an arrow curtain in the school gymnasium.

Participating schools in this year’s tournament included: Ball Elementary, Benton Elementary, Caroline Dorman Elementary and Junior High, Mary Goff Elementary, Olla Elementary, Hayden R. Lawrence, Phoenix Magnet Elementary, Poland Elementary and Junior High, Benton Middle School, Buckeye Junior High School, Cope Middle School, Haughton Middle School, Bossier High JROTC, Tioga Junior High, Caddo Magnet High School and LA National Guard Youth Challenge Program.

For more information, contact Robert Stroede, LDWF Wildlife Division at 318-484-2276 or rstroede@wlf.la.gov .