SOUTH Cotabato made waves at the start of the Mindanao leg of the 2019 Batang Pinoy at the Davao Del Norte Sports and Tourism archery range.
Grace Signacion on the girls’ yeoman 20-meter and Rhyniyll Yvis Endaya topped the girls’ bowman 30-meter (72 arrows).
Romee Jonathan Rioja captured the gold in the boys’ yeoman 20-meter and Justin Matthew Basadre of Koronadal City won the boys’ boyman 30-meter.
The Mindanao leg of Batang Pinoy is a qualifier for the national finals set in October in either Tagbilaran or Ormoc.
Signacion, who turned 10 on Sunday, scored 647 points, beating Samantha Isabel Loreno of Koronadal City (605) and Khrizleyn Hope Ferrer of South Cotabato (546).
The 12-year-old Endaya, a product of Central Elementary School in Surallah, South Cotabato, totaled 634 points to beat Ge-Anne Gasendo of South Cotabato (601) and Althea Kelly Odiong (593).
Rioja scored 551 points in the two-round event, beating Karl David Mejillano of South Cotabato (497) and Paul Yrwan Bader (404), while Basadre totaled 624 points to beat Quin Myer Loreno of South Cotabato (614), and Mark Jubert Lapiad of South Cotabato (611).