Hundreds participate in Boyle archery tournament
Published 6:00 am Tuesday, January 25, 2022
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Arrows sit in their quivers prior to the start of a flight. - Photo by Mike Marsee
Boyle County coach Carl Russell, left, talks with Jacob Kendrick, Kyle Burkett and Hannah Faulkner. - Photo by Mike Marsee
Alex Luster of Boyle County has the floor to himself as the last shooter to finish the round. - Photo by Mike Marsee
Katerina Rose McSweyn of Boyle County prepares to take a shot. - Photo by Mike Marsee
Hannah Faulkner of Boyle County prepares to take a shot. - Photo by Mike Marsee
Siblings Kyle Burkett, left, and Jaina Burkett eye their targets as they shoot side by side. - Photo by Mike Marsee
Kaylee Preston, left, and Arielle Plott of Boyle County take aim at their targets. - Photo by Mike Marsee
Alex Luster of Boyle County checks out where his arrows hit the target. - Photo by Mike Marsee
Desi Schuman of Mercer County, Raylee Yadon of Boyle County, Miley Raney of Mercer and Wade Stallard of Boyle, left to right, take aim at their targets. - Photo by Mike Marsee
Archers line up in front of their targets as they await the start of a flight. - Photo by Mike Marsee
Sixth-grader Deangelo Ward of Mercer County chooses an arrow for his next shot. - Photo by Mike Marsee
Abigail Anderson, front, and Paige Bedard of Mercer County record their shooting partners’ scores. - Photo by Mike Marsee
Madison Hammons, left, of Garrard County and Kaylee Yocum of Mercer County load their bows. - Photo by Mike Marsee
Mason Griffith of Garrard County gets help from a volunteer official as he records his shooting partner's score. - Photo by Mike Marsee
Fourth-grader Zoey Ward of Mercer County waits for the next round to start. - Photo by Mike Marsee
Parker McRay, left, and Landon McRay of Mercer County talk as they wait their turn to shoot. - Photo by Mike Marsee
Photos by Mike Marsee
Boyle County hosted hundreds of archers Friday and Saturday in the Boyle County Rebel Classic, one of two tournaments the program is hosting this season.
More than 530 high school, middle school, and elementary school archers from 28 schools were scheduled to shoot in the tournament, including competitors from Boyle County, Garrard County, Lincoln County, and Mercer County schools, and Danville Christian.
The tournament, which was held for the eighth year, serves as a state qualifying tournament and as a fundraiser for the Boyle program, which has about 85 archers at the three school levels.
Mercer County finished first in the high school division — one week after Boyle won at Mercer’s tournament — and Boyle was second.