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      Marion County archers return from success at nationals


      A week after nationals, Palmyra archers reflect on their victories and prepare for the future.


      Each year, Butch's Sports World puts together a team of talented young archers.



      Butch Herold has been sending kids to the national title matches for archery for more than a decade.



      "I got out some folders the other day and looked through some kids that are 25, 26 year olds that went to state with us a long time ago, so we are talking when they were nine, ten, and eleven. We have been doing this a long time," said Herold.



      His squad recently returned from its national tournament.



      13 year old Cassie Hancock won a national title.



      Two of her teammates followed close behind in second and third place.



      "It's not a sport anymore. It is a life. I cannot see not doing it," said Hancock.



      With this year's tournament over, it is time to begin preparing for the upcoming competitions.



      Herold said that archery is more than just a sport to these kids.



      He said it teaches them life lessons and how to handle competition in a social setting.

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