STORM CENTER: Sears targets archery success

Saturday morning, The Bowie News sports editor traveled to rural Stoneburg for a talk with a marksman.
And not just any marksman, mind you.
I’m talking about 13-year-old Montague School eighth-grader Connor Sears, who is one of the top archers in the country.
Sears is the reigning Texas Field Archery Association Shooter of the Year. So, why archery?
“I like the pressure, that’s fun,” Sears said.
Sears said going toe-to-toe with other archers is a challenge, and that brings out the competitive best in him.
“It comes natural for him, it’s just pick up his bow and shoot,” said David Sears, Connor’s father.
“They’re all good, it depends on the day,” Connor said.
Close only comes in horseshoes and hand grenades, right? Read more in the weekend edition of The Bowie News.                                                                   Editor’s Note: The Storm Center column is the expressed written views of sports editor Eric Viccaro and not The Bowie News.

Connor Sears, of rural Stoneburg, shows off his bow during a Saturday morning interview. Sears is the reigning Texas Field Archery Association Shooter of the Year. He is endorsed by major bow manufacturers. (News photo by Eric Viccaro)