LELAND, N.C. -- Middle schoolers across the state take a shot at going to the National Archery Tournament. Thursday, students in Brunswick County participated in the virtual North Carolina State Archery competition, in hopes of qualifying.
The teams with the highest scores get to go the national archery in the schools program tournament in Kentucky. The virtual aspect of the battle means all the results are tallied and winners are announced online.
"It's more convenient for the schools to actually shoot and compete on their own campus and then having the scores measured at one central location instead of having all the students at one central location," said Kevin Crabtree, a hunter education specialist.
The team from the Roger Bacon Academy in Leland is ranked seventh in the world.