A young Seneca resident is racking up honors as one of the top archers in the country.
Alexis Dehner, 13, has competed in several archery contests held in several states since the beginning of the year and has placed high among the top shooters in each of them.
The teenager began using a bow and arrow when her grandfather, Tom Prody of Fertigs, gave her one when she was five and taught her how to shoot.
When she was six, she won her first match and has been a top contender ever since.
In her age group, she placed at the 2019 NRA Great Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, the International Bowhunting Organization (IBO) winter nationals in Kentucky and the IBO indoor world championship in Ohio.
In the Ohio competition, she took first place.
The young archer will be competing in a local competition coordinated by her grandfather and others this summer.
The third leg of the IBO National Championship Triple Crown will be held July 12-14 at Two Mile Run County Park near Franklin.
The 2018 event drew several hundred archery competitors to the park.
Alexis, who will enter eighth grade this fall at Cranberry High School, is the daughter of Greg and Tara Dehner of Seneca.