Register staff report
Shooters from Madison Central and Madison Southern were among the top performers Monday and Tuesday at the first-ever Kentucky High School Athletic Association State Archery Competition in Louisville.
Madison Central finished fourth with a total team score of 3,385. Madison Southern was fifth with a team score of 3,382.
Trigg County (3,453) took the team title, while Henderson County (3,415) was second and Anderson County (3,408) was third.
Madison Central’s Grant Willoughy had the best individual finish of any Madison County shooter. He finished with a total score of 295, which placed him fifth.
Jerricho Vannoy of Hopkins County Central, 297, took the boys individual title.
Madison Central’s Taylor Cobb had the best individual finish for any female Madison County shooter. She finished with a total of 286, which earned her a 14th-place finish.
Mary Aldridge of Western Hills, 292, took the girls individual title.
Madison Southern’s Cynthia Clark was the recipient of the Kentucky National Guard Best of the Brightest Leadership Award, along with Willie Richardson of Murray High School.
In the boys competition, 10 local shooters finished in the top 80.
Madison Central’s Ryan Long (293) finished 13th, Central’s Bradley Long (289) was 28th and Central’s Jason Meade tied for 42nd after shooting a 286.
Southern had the next six-best finishers. Billy Dennis (285) was 49th, Jacob Meadows (285) was 52nd, Jae Durham (284) was 57th, Jason Robinson (284) was 59th, Clay LaBrache (282) was 75th and Donald Roark (282) was 79th.
In the girls competition, 11 local shooters finished in the top 65.
Clark shot a 286 and finished 22nd. Southern’s Sabrina May (282) was 25th, Southern’s Amanda Baker (281) was 33rd, Central’s Jessie LeMaster (280) was 39th, Carlee Mayfield (280) was 41st, Central’s Courtney Patton (279) was 42nd, Central’s Keeley Foley (279) was 46th, Southern’s Bailee Rowlette (278) was 48th, Southern’s Kayla Weaver (276) was 61st and Southern’s Rachael Strickland (276) was 63rd.