Adairville Archery team places 7th in nation
By Steve Stratton

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM

Adairville Archery ended the 2010 tournament season with a strong showing at the NASP National Tournament in Louisville on May 8. Adairville Elementary finished seventh in the nation, shooting a 3,166 score and were led by Alex Hughes, who shot a 285 and finished 6th overall in sixth grade boys.

Trigg County Elementary once again took the top spot, shooting 3,270 score. After a third place finish in the State Tournament in March, Adairville’s Elementary team once again proved they were among the top teams in the nation. This year’s tournament had over 7,000 archers to register and 6,900 to participate in the largest Archery tournament in the world. That record will probably last until next year’s National Tournament. As the program continues to grow at a rapid pace from year to year, archery is now the fastest growing sport in the nation.

Austin Rayno, who was denied the opportunity to compete in the National Tournament last year because he was in the third grade, placed third in the nation among fourth grade males this year with a 277 score. Laura Hendricks led the Adairville girls with a score of 276. Other team members and their scores are; Amanda Crutchfield 264, Amber Anderson 264, Will Robey 270, Christian Lynch 263, Jennifer Schrock 262, Grace McLellan 262 Jordan Campbell 252, Brinkley Warren 245 Joseph Hallman 239, Katie Robertson 241, Shawn Spivey 234, Kristen Hendricks 229, Meagan Ferguson 226, Katie Baker 206, Samuel Noe 192, Jeffrey Schrock 168, Collin Pinion 110.

The Elementary team is coached by Kevin Ferguson and Nick Anderson. They were assisted by Casey and John Byrum and Jimmy Laurent.

The Adairville Middle School team participating in their first ever National Tournament showed great promise for the future as they finished 32 nd out of 106 teams, shooting a very respectable 3,143 score. Jeff Brown took top score for the Middle School Cardinals, shooting a career high 269, followed closely by Jenny Colbert’s 265 to lead the girls’ side of the scoring. The Middle School team began practice right after basketball season ended and in two short months made tremendous improvement in their scores.

The Middle School team practiced at the Fish and Game Club and was coached by Richard and Valarie Hughes, Chad Campbell, and Kevin and Allyson Brown.

Other team members and their score are; Madison Abbott 264, Courtney McReynolds 263, Garrett Abbott 268, Zeb Delaney 268, Cody McLellan 268, Daniel Noe 260, Chris Webster 254, Taylor Blakemore 253, Contessa Davenport 250, Kevin Costello 250, Ethan Johnson 240, Dakota Smith 232, Jasmine Lynch 225, Emily Crutchfield 225, Brennan Summers 224, Justus Higgins 220, Dustin Scott 212, and Wynn Perry 209.

The Cardinals earned another invitation to the World Tournament in Orlando, Fla. this October. The tournament will once again be held at the Walt Disney Wide World of Sports complex and will include a 3D shoot this year to be held in the minor league baseball park adjacent to the Sports Complex.

Once again this has been a very enjoyable season; I personally want to thank the parents, students, coaches and the community of Adairville for their support and dedication to giving these young people an opportunity to compete in Archery. We have been honored to represent the community and thank all for the many honors you have given us. We were Grand Marshal of both the Schochoh Community Christmas parade and the Strawberry Festival parade, and have received recognition from Logan County Fiscal Court, the Logan County Board of Education, the Kentucky State Legislature and countless emails and notes from people throughout Western Kentucky.

We thank you and hope we have lived up to the high standards we have set for our program. We can’t wait to for next season to begin.

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