Aims continues to grow
5/14/2019 11:13:42 AM

MDWFP would like to congratulate all students who participated at the 2019 Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS) State Championship. Nearly 6,600 students competed at the state championship this year. According to AIMS director Waldo Cleland, AIMS participation statewide is now just shy of 80,000 students, making it the largest sport per capita than any other extracurricular youth sport in Mississippi. 

Mendenhall High School’s Kyle Dement and Simpson Academy’s Claire Polk each shot 294 to capture the overall male and female championships, respectively.

Simpson Academy and Columbia Academy swept their respective MAIS middle school and high school divisions and, in the AIMS High School Division, Petal (6A), Mendenhall (4A), and Union Church Christian Academy (1A) successfully defended their 2018 titles.

2019 results

Top overall male scorers: 1. Kyle Dement (Mendenhall High School), 294; 2. Noah Cuevas (West Harrison High School), 293; 3t. Johnathan Douglas (Mendenhall High School), 292; 3t. Hunter Smith (Itawamba Agricultural High School), 292

Top overall female scorers: 1. Claire Polk (Simpson Academy), 294; 2. Kaitlyn Pannell (Columbia Academy), 293; 3t. Bailey Sharbrough (Mendenhall High School) 292; 3t. Hanna Dyess (Oak Grove High School), 292

Team champions

AIMS High School

6A: Petal High School (3,324); 5A: Stone High School (3,057); 4A: Mendenhall High School (3,426); 3A: Franklin County (3,208); 2A: West Lincoln Competition Club (3,157); 1A: Union Church Christian Academy (3,242)

AIMS Middle School

3A: Guntown (3,262); 2A: Simpson Central (3,350); 1A: Union Church Christian Academy (3,070)

AIMS Elementary

3A: Petal Upper (2,928); 2A: Highland Bluff (2,987); 1A: Simpson Central (3,188);

MAIS High School

4A: Simpson Academy (3,379); 3A: Columbia Academy (3,363); 2A: Lamar Christian (3,211); 1A: Rebul Academy (3,125)

MAIS Middle School

4A: Simpson Academy (3,149); 3A: Columbia Academy (3,133); 2A: Clinton Christian (2,862); 1A: Christ Covenant (2,895)

MAIS Elementary

4A: Simpson Academy (3,040); 3A: Columbia Academy (3,094); 2A: Centreville Academy (2,826); 1A: Christ Covenant School (2,635)

MHSAA High School

3A: Saltillo (3,333); 2A: Itawamba Agricultural (3,356); 1A: Walnut (3,333)

For complete 2019 state championship results, visit

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