Northeastern High School archers performed so well at the U.S. Eastern Nationals competition that they again have the opportunity to compete in the championship tournament. 

The Knights’ high school team shot 3,220 on Friday, May 9, in the National Archery in the Schools Program. 

The Eastern Nationals took place at Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. 

“Looks like we need to be planning for a trip in June now,” coach Brian Richmond shared on the team’s social media page that afternoon. “There is (sic) a lot of details to work out and dollars to be raised. Give me a few days to try to figure things out.”

High-scoring teams from Eastern Nationals will face top Western Nationals teams on June 6-8 in Daytona, Florida. 

In 2023, NHS also qualified for the championship tourney but could not attend.

On Thursday, May 8, Northeastern’s middle schoolers fell one point short of qualifying for the World Open. They shot 3,049 and needed 3,050. Richmond said they had good shooting that day. 

“This team worked hard and deserves all the credit for a successful year,” Richmond wrote about the NMS archers. “It was a blessing to be your coach and spend time with you this year.”

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A version of this article appeared in the May 15 2024 print edition of the Western Wayne News.

Millicent Martin Emery is a reporter and editor for the Western Wayne News.