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Pioneer Central victorious pumpkin catapult contest

Students from Pioneer Central School in Yorkshire won all events in the annual trebuchet contest Sunday at the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence. Fourteen high schools took part.

With a homemade medieval catapult, they hurled pumpkins for the longest distance, 413 feet, and the longest three-shot total, 1,162 feet. They also won the Storming the Castle accuracy trophy by hitting the target on two of three shots.

Oakfield Alabama High School was second in distance, with a 388-foot single shot and a combined 1,146 feet. Williamsville South High School was third with 338 feet and 935 feet. Cash prizes were given to winning teams to fund technology education at their schools.