Place local students in the National Archery Tournament; State Bass Fishing Championship – The Advocate-Messenger

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

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

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

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

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

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

Place local students in the State Bass Fishing Championship

Boyle County’s Brayson Claunch and Cameron Owens finished in seventh place Saturday at the KHSAA State Bass Angling Championship in Gilbertsville.

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

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

Danville Christian’s Jake Mattingly and Laiken Francis placed 26th at 14 pounds, 9 ounces.

Boyle County’s Jackson Smith and Lawson Hon ranked 70th at 3 pounds, 11 ounces.

Earnest A. Martinez