Local students place in national archery tournament; Bass Fishing State Championship

Published 5:07 pm Friday, May 20, 2022

Hayden Martin of Boyle County finished ninth last week Saturday in the high school boys division at the National Archery in the Schools Program U.S. Eastern National Tournament in Louisville.

Martin, who won an NASP state championship in March, scored 295 out of a possible 300 Thursday at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Boyle archers shot on the first day of the three-day event, one of two national tournaments conducted by NASP.

Mercer County was the top local team in the competition, placing 32nd out of 215 teams. Troy Diaz-Ward led Mercer, finishing in 111th place among high school boys after shooting 288.

Boyle County finished 48th; Lincoln County was 204th.

Wade Stallard of Boyle shot 289 to place 92nd in the high school boys division.

Megan Martin of Lincoln led area shooters in the high school girls division, posting a score of 278 to finish in 326th place.

Local students place in Bass Fishing State Championship

Brayson Claunch and Cameron Owens of Boyle County finished in seventh place Saturday in the KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship in Gilbertsville.

Claunch and Owens, both sophomores, reeled in nine fish during the two-day competition totaling 20 pounds, 8 ounces.

Hayden Short and Archer Smith of Burgin, who were in eighth place after the first day of fishing Friday, finished 20th with a total weight of 17 pounds, 5 ounces.

Jake Mattingly and Laiken Francis of Danville Christian placed 26th with 14 pounds, 9 ounces.

Jackson Smith and Lawson Hon of Boyle County placed 70th with 3 pounds, 11 ounces.