Trigg County celebrated a decade of archery competition by winning three state titles Tuesday in Louisville.
Trigg County High School scored 3,453 points to beat Meade County by 30 points and Henderson County by 38 points. The top 10 schools were within 100 points of Trigg County. There were 70 schools that competed in the high school division.
Junior Lucas Hyde finished third overall with a score of 294. JakevMcNab was fifth with a 292, and Evan Smith was 20th with a 290. Sophomore Sarah Shipley shot a 291 for the second highest female score. Shaye Patterson was 12th with a 288, and Kaila Cunningham was 17th with a 287.
The championship is the second straight for the high school and fifth overall. 2013 also marked the first time archery was sanctioned by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, giving Trigg County the school’s first KHSAA state championship since 1995 (track and field).
Trigg County Middle beat Anderson County in a tie-breaker. Both schools finished with 3,350 points, but Trigg had 180 tens (bulls eyes) compared to 175 for Anderson County. Caudill Middle School was third, and Henderson County North was fourth.
Females had three of the four highest scores for the middle school Arrowcats. Kaylin Smith was third in the female division with a 289, followed by Lora Lee Heady in fifth (287) and Brooklyn Skinner in 22nd with a 279. Clay Stevens was third place overall with a score of 294, including 24 tens. Andrew Amsden and Robert Deason both shot a 277.
The state title is the third straight for the middle school, marking the second time they have had a three-peat (2005-07).
Trigg County Intermediate School beat White Hall Elementary by 37 points (3,327-3,200). Holy Name Elementary was third. Fifth grader Jevan Hamby led Trigg County with ninth place finish and a score of 281. Wyatt Wagoner was 23rd with a score of 276 and Tyler Freeman shot a 274 to finish in 29th. Addison Francis was the top female with a seventh place finish (276). Kierslyn Thomas finished in 10th place with a 274.
The title for the intermediate school is the second in three years and sixth overall.
Trigg County won their first state title ten years ago and has won 18 state titles in the past decade. The state championship sweep is the second for the Arrowcats and first since 2005.
Arrowcats coach Tom Patterson talks about the work ethic of the kids.