Hannah Belch, second from left, captures second place in the state archery tournament in February in Winston-Salem. Photo by Ivey Belch

Ocracoke School’s first foray into the state archery tournament in Winston-Salem in February yielded a top finish.

Hannah Belch, placed second in the state for girls, said Jason Daniels, who coaches the team. She qualifies for the national tournament in Louisville, Ky.

Daniels said Hannah’s score was 248; a perfect score is 300.

Daniels said 16 middle high school students participated in the tournament in this new sport begun last fall for grades three to eight.

“We had a very good, successful showing for the state,” Daniels said.

Belch was the top Ocracoke female in the high school girls and Mariah Temple shot the best in middle school girls.

Alan Doshier had the best score for Ocracoke boys.

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