Due to the dramatic increase in popularity of the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), Harrison County was realigned into a new 8th region this year. It may have been a different region but the outcome was the same.
HCMS repeated as region champion for the third straight year in a display of near domination. In their first year of team competition, HCMS 6th grade students flexed their own muscles and dominated for their first region win. The HCHS archery team wanted to improve on their second place finish last year and they helped Harrison County sweep all three divisions by also winning the region title. HCMS had won their first two titles in the former 4th region. With their region titles in hand, all three teams will move on to the state tournament in Louisville on March 17.
Outstanding individual performances were quite apparent during the awards ceremony. Of the 32 individual honors, Harrison County students accounted for 26 of them including overall male and female champions.
Daniel Lemons (8th grade) led all male shooters with a score of 287 and Samantha McCall (7th grade) led all females with a score of 269.
The top five finishes in each division included: Elementary Female: Madison Fraley-first, Jordan Adams-second, Madison King-third, Tiarra Hufford-fourth, Joanna Stephens-fifth.
Elementary Male: Brent Fryman-first, Eric Hushfield-second, Kyle Yearsley-third, Ethan Rognstad-fifth.
Middle School Female: Samantha McCall-first and overall champion, Ashlee Ravenscraft-second, Julia Landsberg-third, Morgan Eden-fourth, Kelsey Lainhart-fifth.
Middle School Male: Daniel Lemons-first and overall champion, Justin Barnes-second, Dakota Towles-third, John McCauley-fourth, Brandon White-fifth.
High School Female: Charity Bowen-first, Courtney Moore-third, Lauren Ishmael-fourth.
High School Male: Charlie Smith-second, James Ritchie-fourth.