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  • BY JEREMY HOECK jeremy.hoeck@yankton.net
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For three years, Omid Ebrahimi had to rely on phone calls, emails and occasional video chats to keep in contact with his sister, Aida, halfway around the globe.

  • BY JEREMY HOECK jeremy.hoeck@yankton.net
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Astin Darcy watched, as did many around the globe, as three archers from his home country captured a gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

  • BY JEREMY HOECK jeremy.hoeck@yankton.net
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Tom Dielen has seen his share of venues that have hosted international archery tournaments.

  • BY JEREMY HOECK jeremy.hoeck@yankton.net
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As the first competitors to arrive in Yankton, a group of 12 archers from Ukraine had the Easton Yankton Archery Center to themselves early Monday afternoon.

  • BY JEREMY HOECK jeremy.hoeck@yankton.net
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Momentum has landed Yankton two more prestigious international archery tournaments.

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A year ago when it was announced that Yankton would host the 2015 World Archery Youth Championships (WAYC), the Press & Dakotan news and sports staff realized we would have an incredible opportunity.

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A busy week of practice and competition culminated this past weekend at Yankton’s NFAA Easton Archery Center as the medal rounds of the 2015 World Archery Youth Championships (WAYC) were held on a special range set up in front of the archery center. A large crowd, made up of locals and inter…

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South Dakota native Cole Feterl lines up his shot during Saturday morning's Compound Cadet Team gold medal match against Great Britain at the World Archery Youth Championships in Yankton.

  • BY MICHAEL HAMMOND & JEREMY HOECK sports@yankton.net
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The United States went into the final day of the World Archery Youth Championships with a chance to bring home three different golds in Recurve Junior competition.

  • BY JEREMY HOECK jeremy.hoeck@yankton.net
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Cole Feterl followed the gold medal action from his computer at home in Lennox, watching — like millions of people around the world — the 2013 World Archery Youth Championships from Wuxi, China.

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Friday’s 2015 World Archery Youth Championships (WAYC) mixed team and team eliminations concluded early, but for organizers, the day’s work was just beginning.

  • BY JEREMY HOECK jeremy.hoeck@yankton.net
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Shortly after arriving in Yankton on Thursday, Greg Easton got a tour of the facility that bears his family name and got a brief update on an event he once helped bring to the United States.

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Archers competing in the 2015 World Archery Youth Championships (WAYC) were given the opportunity to return home with a small piece of the world after competition concludes Sunday.

  • BY JEREMY HOECK & DYLAN HUGGINS sports@yankton.net
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Ten months ago, Dahlia Crook won a national archery title in Yankton. While she fondly remembers that trip, the 15-year-old is back for more.

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Photos from Wednesday, June 10, action of the World Archery Youth Championships in Yankton.

  • BY JEREMY HOECK & MICHAEL HAMMOND sports@yankton.net
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As she grew up, Fatimah Al Mashhadani knew archery was important to her family. It just took time for her passion for the sport to blossom.

  • BY MICHAEL HAMMOND AND DYLAN HUGGINS sports@yankton.net
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For the World Archery Youth Championships the archers are able to compete in two different disciplines, the recurve bow or the compound bow. Each archer is normally specialized in one discipline or the other.

  • By Rob Nielsen rob.nielsen@yankton.net
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A rainy Sunday morning gave way to sunny afternoon skies to help welcome some of the world’s best young archers to Yankton.

  • By Alyssa Sobotka news@yankton.net
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During the course of the weekend, nearly 400 archers/coaches/officials were given welcomes designed to provide a lasting impression as they stepped on South Dakota soil for the first time.

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Organizers at the Easton Yankton Archery Complex has spent the past 12 months answering the logistical questions of complex renovation, transportation, finance and accommodation (to name a few) necessary to host the 2015 World Archery Youth Championships (WAYC) since receiving the bid in 2014.

  • BY JAMES D. CIMBUREK james.cimburek@yankton.net
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In my 20-plus years in the newspaper business, I’ve covered more state championships than I care to count. My staff and I have covered a number of teams playing for regional and national titles.

  • BY JEREMY HOECK jeremy.hoeck@yankton.net
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Paige Pearce decided that one more chance to represent Team USA would be hard to turn down.

  • By Rob Nielsen rob.nielsen@yankton.net
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The National Field Archery Association’s (NFAA) Easton Yankton Archery Complex has spent more than a year preparing for the World Archery Youth Championships (WAYC) which are set to host their opening ceremonies this weekend.

  • BY JEREMY HOECK jeremy.hoeck@yankton.net
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Emily Hoim has duplicated her mother’s feat: She has traveled halfway around the globe to Yankton for a prestigious archery tournament.

  • BY JEREMY HOECK jeremy.hoeck@yankton.net
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Between them, Darrel and Jeanne Mogck have a combined 70 years of experience driving a bus for the Yankton School District. The husband and wife from Yankton have driven generations of area youth to and from school. They’ve gotten to know a wide variety of students, from kindergarten all the…