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The 2014 National Archery in the Schools (NASP) Kentucky state championship held March 17-18 at Louisville’s International Convention Center featured more students than ever - including a strong contingent from Logan County and Russellville.


“A record 4,172 student archers competed in the tournament,” said Patrick O’Connell, state NASP coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “Last year, which was our previous record, we had 4,093 students compete. In addition to that, for the first time, we went over 10,000 archers across Kentucky completing at our regional qualifying tournaments.”


Elementary, middle and high school students competed for individual and team awards. It was the 13th state tournament held in Kentucky since the program began in 2001.


After practice rounds, each competitor shot 15 arrows from 10 meters and 15 arrows from 15 meters, for a total possible score of 300 points. Competitors shot additional rounds to break any ties.


Archery is a Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) sport activity so the top five high school boys and girls and top 3 teams received KHSAA state championship awards.


Auburn competed in both the middle school and elementary divisions.


The Auburn elementary team finished 20th out of 49 teams with a total combined score of 2929. The Auburn middle school team was 39th out of 63 schools with a total score of 3110. D.J. Flatt led the Tigers with a 280 that included a team-high 12 tens. He was 40th overall among all middle school boys and 18th among all eighth grade boys. Hannah Price scored a 272 and was 75th among all 666 middle school girls and 19th overall among seventh grade girls. Clacy White was the top elementary archer for Auburn with a score of 264 that included 10 tens. He was 51st out of 644 elementary school boys and 12th in the state among all fourth grade boys. Other archers who competed for Auburn included Noah Sturgill (267), Austin Mercer (263), Conner Dill (260), Zoe Hoots (258), Zach Burns (255), Colton Watkins (254), Martin Blake (253), Cody Watkins (252), Elizabeth Scott (252), Ethan Hudson (251), Sydnee Claypool (251), Brayden Yates (250), Mollianne Crawford (250), Karlee Canler (249), Jordan Crawford (246), Audrey Hagans (245), Colby Snoddy (244), Kellie proctor (243), Tanner Morrow (242), Tori Scarbrough (241), Hunter Scarbrough (240), Makayla Jolicoeur (238), Emali Wilkins (238), Colten Black (237), Olivia Farmer (237), Devin Center (236), Lindsey Brinkley (236), Kaitlynn Flatt (236), Cadance Johnson (234), Destiny Graves (234), Jacob Moore (231), Noah Hayes (230), Alexis Pulley (230), Taylor Gipson (224), Hunter Wright (223), John Scott (222), Ella Moore (209), Eliza Hagens (206), Camden Johnson (206), Ben Jolicoeur (201), Irelynne Farmer (196), Shelby Kitchens (188), Hannah McGinnis (186), Brynden hoots (175) and Kadyn Costello (159).


The middle school team from Chandlers shot a combined score of 3069 with 98 tens to finish 47th out of 63 squads. The Bears were led by Cheyenne Brown, who shot a 283 with 16 tens. She finished 13th in the state among all middle school girls and ninth among eighth graders. Madison McReynolds shot a 280 with 14 tens to finish 29th among all middle school girls and she was 17th among eighth grade girls. Other archers who competed for Chandlers included Sara Montgomery (264), Brandon Duncan (262), CJ Raymer (261), Ben Dearmond (256), Karlee Elrod (247), Cara Stranger (247), Caleb Jenkins (245), Haley Hines (244), Amber Williams (241), Thomas Lockhart (239), Reanna Maness (238), Dakota Cardwell (233), Makayla Rolett (227), Bryson Adcock (206), Ashley Walker (201), Wesley Abney (199), Erhaniel Dodson (189) and Elanna Edenfield (174).


The Lewisburg middle school team shot a combined 3124 with 85 tens to finish 35th out of 63 teams. Tristan Blake led the Rangers with a score of 273 that included 12 tens. He finished 87th out of 906 middle school boys and was 16th overall among sixth grade boys. Thomas Bilyeu shot a 267 for Lewisburg and finished 173rd overall and 34th among sixth grade boys. Kaylen Wood was the top girl for Lewisburg with a 263 that included 11 tens. She was 163rd overall among middle school girls and 50th among seventh grade girls. Others who competed for Lewisburg included Brennon Long (262), Dylan Roberts (261), Mary Mayhugh (261), Dalton Lee (260), Keyleigh Sweeny (258), Haley Mead (256), Kaylee Yakuboff (256), Kassidy Hudson (254), Michael Drake (253), Timothy Lutz (238), Stuart Russell (237), Rhonda Reeves (237), Aaron Chilson (233), Mackenzie Yakuboff (226), Hunter Garrett (223), Riley Thompson (218), Emily Coldicott (217), Lucas Taylor (210), Paige Thorpe (207), Hunter Campbell (182) and Cheyenne Anderson (170).


Olmstead had teams compete in both the middle school and elementary divisions. The middle school team shot a combined 3181 which included 118 tens to finish 20th overall out of 63 middle school teams. The Olmstead elementary archers shot a 2925 with 70 tens to finish 22nd out of 49 teams.


The Rams were led by Jaden Hayes, who shot a team-high 274 with 17 teams. He finished 77th overall among middle school boys and 14th among sixth grade boys. Brett Knifley shot a 273 with 12 tens to finish ninth overall among elementary school girls and third among all fourth grade girls. Taylor Haley shot a 272 with 12 tens to finish 70th among middle school girls and Deserae Tucker shot a 269 with 11 tens to finish 97th among middle school girls. Other archers who competed for Olmstead included Logan Jackson (269), Haleigh Duncan (268), Price Violette (268), Paige Baldwin (267), Haley Dixon (266), Micah Whittinghill (265), Ethan Haley (262), Camden Bond (260), Rachel Taylor (257), Dawson Johnson (252), RJ McGee (252), Dawson McGhee (252), Carlie Alvis (247), Emily Oliver (245), Ezra McIntosh (244), Thomas Poore (242), Kinsey Hayes (241), Harley Robertson (241), Austin Beaty (241), Hunter Bogle (240), Hayden Meacham (239), Kiley Rager (238), Abi Miller (236), Erin Kemp (234), Kyndall McIntosh (234), Ryland Nichols (233), Arika Wright (232), Skyler Morrison (232), Ashlyn Tracy (232), Taylor Borders (229), Hunter McGhee (228), Luke Parks (226), Madison Imlay (223), Justin Pearson (223), Peyton Etheridge (219), Cree Morrison (217), Emma Edler (212), Taylor Armstrong (210), Sierra Beaty (207), Zachary McGee (189) and Bryanna Piper (186).


Two archers competed as individuals from Adairville. Curtis Shelton shot a 272 with 10 tens to finish 105th out of 906 middle schools boys. And Bailey McCaleb shot a 266 with 10 tens to finish 182nd among middle school boys.


Logan County High School finished fifth out of 70 teams in the high school division with a combined score of 3389 that included 196 tens. Kaitlyn Foster and Christian Lynch each shot a 289 that included 20 tens to lead LCHS. Foster finished ninth out of 637 girls and second overall among all sophomore girls while Lynch was ninth among all high school girls and fifth out of all sophomore girls. Jenny Colbert shot a 286 with 19 tens to rank 15th among all girls and second among junior girls. Cori Taylor shot a 284 with 19 tens to finish 23rd among high school girls and fourth overall among freshmen girls. Other archers for Logan County included Cody Goodman (283), Jacob Brumfield (282), Matthew Edgar (281), Jon-Clarc Todd (280), Kendra Chesnut (279), Bethany Pearson (277), Morgan Bagby (275), Cody Meacham (274), Dakota O’Dell (268), Andrew Gregory (267), D.J. Price (266), Amanda Keith (262), Lane Woodward (260), Devin Hulse (260), Ryan Hudson (257), Jackson Wells (256), Marah Harris (254), Joshua Stratton (254) and Tristen Chesnut (242).


Russellville High School also competed and finished 70th with a total score of 3002 and 83 tens. The Panthers were led by David Barber, who shot a 281 with 15 tens to finish 87th among all high school boys and 21st out of 164 junior boys. Other archers for RHS included Brian Clinard (277), Dalton Clark (271), Alex Cain (263), Chelsea Clinard (261), Breann Thomas (254), Eduardo Rodriguez (244), Monsera Morales (244), Hannah Boisseau (243), Blake Clark (236), Jackson Rust (234) and Connor Clark (194).


n the overall individual competition, Payton Lykins of Henderson County High School won the girl’s division with a score of 296 while Shaye Patterson of Trigg County High School came in second. A three-way tie for third place was resolved by a shoot-out among contestants. In the final results, Maggie Melton of Henderson County High School took third, Kayla Bingham of Trigg County High School took fourth and Taylor Baker of Meade County High School captured fifth place.


Dustin Johnson of Graves County High School won the boy’s division with a score of 298 while C.J. Dunaway of Anderson County High School took second place. Cameron Hunt of Madisonville-North Hopkins High School and Evan Smith of Trigg County High School tied for third place; Hunt defeated Smith in a shoot-out to resolve the tie. Connor Patterson of Lincoln County High School came in fifth.


In the overall team competition, Trigg County High School won the high school division, followed by Madison Central High School in second and Anderson County High School in third.


In the middle school division, Caudill Middle School in Richmond captured first place, followed by Anderson County Middle School in second and Trigg County Middle School in third.


In the elementary school division, Shopville Elementary School in Pulaski County placed first, followed by Kentucky Christian Academy in Campbellsville in second and West Ridge Elementary in Frankfort in third.

After practice rounds, each competitor shot 15 arrows from 10 meters and 15 arrows from 15 meters, for a total possible score of 300 points. Competitors shot additional rounds to break any ties.
Archery is a Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) sport activity so the top five high school boys and girls and top 3 teams received KHSAA state championship awards.


Elementary, middle and high school students competed for individual and team awards. It was the 13th state tournament held in Kentucky since the program began in 2001.


After practice rounds, each competitor shot 15 arrows from 10 meters and 15 arrows from 15 meters, for a total possible score of 300 points. Competitors shot additional rounds to break any ties.


Archery is a Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) sport activity so the top five high school boys and girls and top 3 teams received KHSAA state championship awards.

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