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Archery places second at state qualifiers

Robinson claims first place among females

Junior Bailey Robinson and her lane partner, Ballyshannon’s Ava Finke, are pictured with their target after shooting a perfect 50 in the last round. (Photo by Arpan Dixit)

Arpan Dixit
Herald Staff

The Mercer County Archery Titans competed at the 2019 Northern Kentucky Nockdown on Saturday, Feb. 23, in Georgetown, and placed second overall.

This was Mercer County’s last state qualifying tournament.

Junior Bailey Robinson, who has been the most consistent Titan all season long, came in first place among females with a score of 292 out of 300.

Senior Austin Butts was the high male shooter for Mercer County,  with a score of 284, placing sixth among males.

“I thought as a whole, the team did great. Although we did take a step back with a couple of our veteran shooters floating some arrows, we also had a lot of kids step it up with personal bests,” said Head Coach Eric Miller.

After Robinson, freshman Addison Riley scored 269, placing 21st. Junior Chasity Redfern scored 268, placing 23rd. Freshman Madison Brown scored 266, placing 26th. Freshman Laci Bailey scored 265, placing 30th. Senior Bailey Zammit scored 264, placing 34th. Freshman Cady Shackleford scored 254, placing 44th. Senior Teygan Byrd scored 254, placing 45th. Senior Shelby Baker scored 253, placing 46th. Junior Emory Rogers scored 249, placing 51st. Sophomore Makayla Shearer scored 248, placing 55th. Sophomore Karmen Murray scored 235, placing 68th and freshman Veronica Schroeder scored 233, placing 69th.

After Butts, senior Ryan Rivera scored 283, placing eighth. Senior Ethan Heard scored 282, placing ninth. Freshman Mason Brown scored 270, placing 21st. Sophomore Trevor Allen scored 264, placing 25th. Sophomore Hunter Crowley scored 261, placing 31st. Junior Levi Patton scored 258, placing 43rd. Sophomore Kyler Miller scored 256, placing 50th. Senior Cole Clark scored 255, placing 51st. Freshman Christian Lanham scored 251, placing 58th. Sophomore Douglas Cooper scored 245, placing 69th. Freshman Kameron Sparrow scored 239, placing 83rd. Freshman Zeydan Jackson scored 236, placing 84th. Freshman Ian Spillane scored 234, placing 86th. Freshman Lee Abrams scored 232, placing 88th and sophomore Blain Flach scored 214, placing 95th.

The Titans will be competing at the Mercer County Titans Pre-State Warm-Up Tournament on Saturday, March 2.

“We need to head into this weekend’s home state warm-up more focused and determined,” said Miller. “We have KHSAA regionals and then the NASP State Tournament back-to-back weeks after our home tournament, and mentally, that can be tough. As I preach to these kids, we move forward one arrow at a time. We just need to stay focused and believe in ourselves as well as each other.”

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