The KY NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) was held March 16-17 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville. Trigg County was represented well by 68 talented archers.
The Elementary Team claimed the Elementary Division Championship with a team score of 3137. Placing second was Shopville Elementary from Somerset. Placing 3rd in the Elementary Division was Payneville Elementary.
Trigg fifth-grader Kaila Cunningham placed third in the Elementary Female Division with a score of 271.
Other places held by Trigg County Elementary Archers are as follows:
In the Elementary Male Division with 586 total archers: Brent Jones 12th, Devin Litchfield 23rd, Skylar Pool 36th, Austin Humphries 38th, Dakota Overton 61st, Gabe Nolcox 65th, Brandon Schafer 72nd, Evan Smith 87th, Conner Knight 89th, Dallas McCloud 95th, Montgomery Smith 95th, Jacob Oliver 107th, Zack Colbert 137th, Cole Holland 171st, Graham Lawrence 274th, and Tristan Calhoun 388th. In the Elementary Female Division with 332 total archers: Kaila Cunningham third, Deanna Ladd 10th, Sarah Shipley 17th, Tabby Rawlins 21st, Elizabeth Wagoner 23rd, Alexa Agosto 24th, Virginia Cundiff 59th, Lexie Terrell 64th, Kayla Bingham 69th, and Brooklyn Stevens 87th.
The Middle School Team placed third in their division with a team score of 3232. The Middle School team was edged out by the first place team from Henderson South Middle School and the second place team from Boyd County.
Trigg seventh-grader Patsy Banister placed first in the Middle School Female Division with a score of 282. Other places held by Trigg County Middle School Archers are as follows:
In the Middle School Male Division with 466 total archers: Duncan Mangels 14th, Chance Lancaster 36th, Kendal Merrick 44th, Zach Johnson 57th, Garrett Brown 63rd, Jake MacNab 65th, Ryan McCloud 153rd, Tyler Knight 177th, Tristan Goodwin 204th, and Allen Humphries 225th. In the Middle School Female Division with 245 total archers: Patsy Banister first, Shaye Patterson 12th, Lexie Hyde 13th, Emily Holder 15th, Shateanna Stewart 32nd, Kelsey Miller 41st, Shelby King 72nd, and Hannah Cross 106th.
The High School Team claimed the High School Division Championship with a team score of 3397. Placing second was Henderson County High School. Placing 3rd in the High School Division was Breckinridge County High School.
Trigg County High School had four out of the top five high school female archers. Placing first with a score of 290 was Danielle Reddick. Placing second with a score of 287 was Jennifer Hyde. Placing fourth with a score of 284 was Sloane Patterson. Placing fifth with a score of 282 was Ellen Shipley.
These five ladies also competed in a scholarship shoot-off and were awarded scholarship money starting at $1,250.
Other places held by Trigg County High School Archers are as follows: In the High School Male Division with 385 total archers: Timmy Blakeley 10th, Josh Hyde 15th, Jeremy Alexander 17th, Landon Sumner 22nd, Matt Brokering 30th, Grady Cofield 41st, Kyler Black 50th, Ryan Russell 51st, Jordan Futrell 69th, Connor McCloud 101st, Caleb Rawlins 133rd, and Mark Ledford 141st. In the High School Female Division with 245 total archers: Danielle Reddick 1st, Jennifer Hyde 2nd, Sloane Patterson 4th, Ellen Shipley 5th, Emily Shipley 22nd, Kyler Herndon 23rd, Brianna Mesmer 27th, Kameo Bingham 35th, Haley Thomas 48th, Christi Wilson 57th, Taylor Davis 62nd, and Amber Billham 142nd.
Trigg’s Danielle Reddick claimed the title of Overall Female State Champion with her score of 290. This title includes a Genesis bow, bow case, and targets as well as a trophy.
All three teams will advance to the National Archery Tournament to be held May 7-9 at the Fair and Expo Center in Louisville.
(Information for this staff report was submitted by Christy Dickerson.)