Batesville Middle School and Batesville High School archery teams recently competed and placed first and second respectively at the state level. Batesville Intermediate School placed 11th at the same tournament.
The archery after-school program began shortly after BCSC received a Department of Natural Resources grant to fund the majority of costs associated with teaching archery during P.E. classes. With the equipment available, Archery Head Coach and Coordinator Mike Weiler started the after-school program in which students compete on a local, state and national level. Approximately 11% of the entire student population at Batesville was on the archery team for the 2021-2022 school year.
The season begins towards the end of October and students shoot through at least the state competition on the second Saturday in March. If the students perform well enough, they can continue competing into May and June.