Aim to Please

0 Comments 22 May 2015

By Joseph Carroll
Staff Writer

The La Jolla High School Archery Team has done very well this season.  The team took first place in the regional tournament and will be going to the state tournament at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.  One high school the  team is looking forward to facing is arch-rival Glendale High School  in Los Angeles.

According to team member Gillian Franks, “If our team did have a rivalry, it would be Glendale because they are a pretty skilled team, but we are better.”  After the previous coach passed away mid-season, the team was saved when ex-Archery coach Mr. Teachworth volunteered to take over the position.  The team currently practices in the cafeteria after school.

Unlike some sports that require physical endurance, quick reaction skills, and physical contact, Archery requires mental discipline and relaxing the body to stay as concentrated as possible.  Xiao Bao, a junior on the La Jolla High School Archery team, says, “The archery team is great because it’s fun when you’re being watched by everyone when you’re about to shoot, and it relaxes you but also makes you tense because you don’t want to miss the target.”

LJHS is very privileged to have an archery team as many schools do not offer a program like this.  Junior Aaron Garcia said, “I like getting to know everyone on the team and also getting to be a part of a sport that other schools don’t have.”

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