[caption id="attachment_15444" align="aligncenter" width="600"]<img class="size-full wp-image-15444" src="http:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2017\/03\/Archery.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="348" \/> The Marlinton Middle School archery team took first place at the state archery competition last Saturday at the Charleston Civic Center. Front row, l to r: Ryan Robertson, Jesse Kelly, Jaryd Friel, Makenna McKenny, Macaden Taylor, Breanna Sharp, Mary Pauley, Hazel Riley, Frankie Burgess. Second row, l to r: Conner Spencer, Joni Barlow, Haley Spencer, Rayna Smith, Christopher Price, Gareth Ryder, Jacob Kinnison, Silas Riley, Brandon Price, Maria Workman. Third row: Jesse Bostic, Max Ervine, Delania Luikart, T.D. Sparks. Not pictured: Ryan Roy[\/caption]\r\n\r\nForty-five students from Pocahontas County participated in National Archery in the State Tournament at the Charleston Civic Center March 25.\r\n\r\nThe top six schools in each division \u2013 elementary, middle and high school \u2013 competed for state titles.\r\n\r\nThe Marlinton Middle School team had a great day Saturday, winning the Middle School Championship title for the second year in a row.\r\nMaria Workman was the day\u2019s top Warrior Archer shooting a score of 291.\r\n\r\nWorkman won the award for top Female Middle School Archer as well as the overall Top Female Archer of the Tournament.\r\n\r\nMakenna McKenney took sixth place female with a score of 278.\r\n\r\nMacaden Taylor was eighth in the state with a score of 276.\r\n\r\nT. D. Sparks shot a 288, giving him second place in the Middle School Male Division.\r\n\r\nThe Marlinton Elementary team made great strides in improvements throughout the season shooting their best team score of the year at Saturday\u2019s tournament. The team finished third with several shooters taking home individual awards.\r\n\r\nRiley Pollack placed third in the Elementary Female Division; Jersey Simmons placed fourth and Hannah Burks, sixth.\r\n\r\nJachobi Hannah-Teter took home second in the Elementary Male Division.