Letcher County Central High School’s archery team finished a very-respectable fourth in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s State Tournament in Lexington last week.
Cougar archers scored 4,463 points in the final round to finish behind Anderson County (4,466), Madison Central (4,484) and 2015 champion Trigg County (4,507).
Letcher Central also finished fourth in the preliminary round, which was also captured by Trigg County.
Individually, Letcher Central freshman Cameron Adams finished in a six-way tie for eighth place out of 346 archers who competed in the event. Adams scored 293 points, just seven behind Trigg’s County’s Clay Stevens, who scored 300 to capture the championship.
For his effort, Adams won the Kentucky National Guard’s “Best & Brightest Award,” one of the top two of eight individual honors handed out during the meet. Stevens won Forcht Bank’s “All Around Excellence Award.”
Others competing for Letcher Central and their standings in the highly competitive tournament were: Ethan Davis (34th place, 289 points), Mackinze Fox (61st place, 287 points), Becca Rowe, 69th place, 285 points), Dakota Fernandez (tie 98th place, 283 points), Dylan Wright (tie 98th place, 283 points), Holly Baker (111th place, 283 points),
Also, Cody Hampton (139th place, 279 points), Lakelyn Cole (141st place, 279 points), Colton Riffe (176th place, 276 points), Casey Blair (204th place, 274 points), Hailey Stamper (212th place, 273 points), Hailey Berryhill (233rd place, 271 points), and Tyler Daylong (304th place, 259 points).
The state tournament was held April 23 at the Kentucky Basketball Academy, beginning with four hour-long flights. The four teams with the highest overall scores across the opening flights advanced to the championship round later that afternoon.