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Local archery team competes in World Championships

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's an old sport, with new life. Archery is gaining popularity, one shot at a time.

"It's a sport where everyone is on an even playing field, everyone uses the same equipment same bows same arrows same targets same distances," said Brad Hartley, head archery coach.

That's one reason why dozens of students at John Paul II Academy are stepping up to the line.

"The archery club started three years ago and I just found it fun. We played it in PE and thought I wasn't playing any other sport so might as well try to the club," said Andrew Tanner, an member of the team.

Hartley said, "We've only been competing for two full years so this is our second year competing it's just a joy to see them progress in a short time span."

This team is aiming for the world championships, and they're right on target. John Paul II Academy will compete against teams from around the world in Wisconsin on Sunday.

"We've been practicing since October and it's really amazing cause we're a smaller team and that just shows that anyone can make it to world," said Alaina Holsclaw, an archer.

Even if they don't come home champs, they have already learned some valuable lessons.

"Practice and dedication can get you anywhere," said Holsclaw.

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