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Jan 08, 2019

Archery is a sport that has grown in popularity in recent years although it is actually one of the oldest. Archery dates back to the Stone Age. Villa Madonna Academy's archery teams are just a few years old, and they are already making their mark. The elementary team won a third place trophy at Villa's inaugural Nock Out Tournament. Sixth grader Sophie Cordonnier took home a first place medal. Eighth grader Evan Barker and senior Emily Latz both earned fifth place medals.

Archery as a sport has many benefits. It builds core strength and improves hand-eye coordination. Drawing a bow also burns calories - 140 calories per half hour according to Prevention magazine. Elementary archery coach Elizabeth Barker said, "Archery is so beneficial for students of all ages. They gain confidence, improve concentration, benefit from coaching, and learn the value of continued commitment as they compete against their own scores and those of their opponents."

To learn more about the archery program at Villa, contact Janet Baugh at