The Letcher County Central High School archery team is headed back to the state tournament in Louisville for the fourth year in a row.
“I couldn’t be any prouder of these kids,” said Michael Sexton, LCC head archery coach. “These kids work really hard.”
The LCC archery program has two teams, which placed first and second at the 12th Region tournament of the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) held in the LCC gymnasium over the weekend. Both teams will compete in the state tournament on March 17 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville.
Nine LCC girl archers and eight of the boy archers scored in the top 10 in each of their divisions at the regional competition. “Congrats to Sabrina Collins, top female shooter overall and Aaron Creech finished second overall,” said Sexton.
Sexton said out of out 300 schools in the state, LCC is ranked eighth.
“I don’t think anybody ever dreamed that archery would take off as fast and as big as it has in these schools,” said Sexton. I’m proud of them. They do an awesome job. ” e
Th archery team placed eighth out of 48 teams at world competition in Missouri this past summer.