Princeton archers take 1st place at regional meet

The Elementary Division archers of the Princeton Tiger Archery team shot amazingly to place first at the MN South Regional Shoot on the March 7-8 weekend at Westonka High School.

The co-ed Princeton Tigers Archery follows the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) rules & standards in archery. Scores are based on a possible 300 points. Elementary Division is 3rd through 5th grade.

Archers compete at a local, state and hopefully the national level. Archery is one of the fastest growing sports venues today among school age children, along with trap shooting. Any and all students can compete regardless of age, mental or physical abilities.

Great attitudes also shown brightly amongst the impressive scores, noted Princeton head coach Gail Whitcomb. At regions, line judges pulled her aside several times to comment on how “kind, polite and helpful” the Princeton archers were– that is some Tiger Pride!

The MN NASP State Tournament is March 28-29 in Champlin and is the national qualifier. Nationals will be hosted in Louisville, Ken. this May.

Tiger track & field opens competition

The Princeton boys and girls track & field squads will get their competitive season under way this Saturday, March 22 at the St. John’s Indoor Invitational.

Chisago Lakes girls win 7AAA hoops title

In the March 12 Section 7AAA girls basketball semifinals, No. 2 seed Grand Rapids clipped No. 6 North Branch 61-56 and top-seed Chisago Lakes defeated No. 5 Hermantown 69-55. The March 14 championship saw the CL Wildcats take the title with a 53-39 win over Grand Rapids.

Chisago Lakes (22-6) takes on No. 3 seed Marshall (27-2) in the Class AAA quarterfinals March 19 at Mariucci Arena. Monticello, 22-6 and a Mississippi 8 partner of Chisago Lakes and Princeton, also advanced to AAA State as a No. 5 seed, opening against No. 4 Minneapolis Washburn (24-6) March 18.

M-8 champ St. Michael-Albertville is the third conference team to reach State. The Knights (23-4) played No. 3 Bloomington Kennedy (24-6) in the March 18 Class AAAA quarterfinals. Semis and finals for all classes move to Williams Arena this year.