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The Moffat County 4-H Club Sliver Slingers archery team poses at the Colorado State Archery Shoot in Pueblo Aug. 19. The team had it's best year ever at the competition, winning the junior compound bow unlimited division, coming in third in the senior compound bow unlimited division, and fifth in the junior compound bow limited division.
Kneeling (from left): Casey Copeland, Zachary Soron, Sam Walls, Cutter Polly, Sarah Polly (coach)
Front row (from left): Tatam Hickman, Kimber Wheeler
Middle row (from left): Ben Pugh, Ciara Hickman, Kyla Pogline, Tracer Hickman, Brittany Schulze, Jordan Kainz, Tiffany Schulze, Jaci McDiffett
Back row (from left): Shawn Polly (coach), Nick Pugh, Jacob Briggs, Justin Willems, Steven Walls, Travis Walsh

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Archery club has banner year at state

In their fifth year of competition, a group of local youth archers took the state by storm. The Moffat County 4-H Club Silver Slingers, a team of youth archers ages 9-19, won the grand championship in one juniors class and had its other teams place highly to have its best year ever at the Colorado State Archery Shoot in Pueblo Aug. 19. The junior team (children ages 8-13) that competed in the compound bow unlimited class won the state championship, while the junior compound limited team finished fifth overall. The senior (ages 14-18) compound unlimited team took third place in its division. Sarah Polly, who coaches the team along with husband Shawn Polly, said it was the best weekend ever for a team that has had success in the past.

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