Chandlers Elementary School students Eli Parks, left, and Joseph VanCleave, second from left, prepare their bows, while their teammate Dakota Poole and his father Shawn Poole look on.
Bryce Bollenbecker, left, of Russellville Middle School, and Paige Thorpe, right, of Lewisburg Elementary School, partnered during the first shoot of the morning.
Timothy Lutz, a student at Lewisburg Elementary, helped Alex Cain of RHS, right, with scoring after both sending arrows flying through the air.
Russellville High School was host to hundreds of young archers from around the area Saturday during the first day of practice tournaments leading up to the National Archery in the Schools regional tournament in March.
Michael Foster, a coach of the Lewisburg Elementary School Archery Team and father to team member Kaitlyn Foster, an eighth-grade student, said the tournament was “good experience for the kids because this is the only experience some of them get in tournaments.”