Tri-Village Archery Club 89 Strong

Tri-VIllage Archery Club a place for students to compete

Tri-Village Archery Club athletes and coaching staff. (Stockton Studio photo)

NEW MADISON – The Tri-Village Archery Club is 89 members strong with Tri-Village students from the fourth grade through the 12th grade is one of Darke County’s best kept secrets.

“The club is to get everybody out to be able to do something,” said head coach, John Siegrist. “You don’t have to be super athletic to come out and shoot archery.”

The club practices at Cedar Grove Church in the Family Life Center, 373 Love Road, New Paris and is coached by three certified coaches and three assistant coaches. Coaches include: Siegrist, Jerry Osborne and Jeff Enicks. Rounding out the staff is Michelle Siegrist, Katie Osborne and Mindy Enicks, wives of the certified coaches.

Tri-Village certified archery coaching staff (L-R) Coach Jeff Enicks, Head Coach John Siegrist and Coach Jerry Osborne. (Stockton Studio photo)

“We started the club to keep the kids off the streets, get them out from in front of the television, from in front of the video games, to give them something to do to belong to a club,” Coach Siegrist stated.

The organization is a Club Sport not sanctioned by the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) while competing with other schools.

“We go as far as a two hour trip,” Siegrist noted. “Most of our competitions are in Indiana with the Indiana schools. We don’t have a whole lot of teams on this side of Ohio, they are all by Columbus and east.”

The club will soon be traveling to Indianapolis for a November competition followed by a meet at Indiana’s North Decatur High School the middle of December.

The Tri-Village Archery Club will host an archery meet, January 14, 2023 at the Great Darke County Fairgrounds Youth Building.

“We want to thank all of our sponsors for the Tri-Village Archery Club,” said Coach Siegrist. “Without the sponsors we wouldn’t have the organization that we have today because they are where we get most of the money for the club.”


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