The KHSAA state archery tournament took place on Tuesday at Ephram White Gymnasium in Bowling Green with the Ryle and Simon Kenton boys and girls teams competing along with several individuals from Northern Kentucky.
In the boys tournament, Ryle finished sixth with a score of 1,975, just 29 points off first place Harrison County. Logan County was second with a 1,992, Butler County third at 1,986, Mercer County fourth with a 1,984 and Lafayette fifth with a 1,981. Simon Kenton placed 14th with a 1,950.
Individually, Cooper’s Thane Hudelson was the top boys finisher from the area, placing 11th with a 291. Hudelson connected on 23 tens. Simon Kenton’s Logan Sizemore also finished with a 291 and placed 15th, hitting 21 tens. Beechwood’s Alex Graman finished 25th with a 288. Others placing in the top 100 were Simon Kenton’s Gavin Hammons in 35th with a 286 and a Ryle pair of Jacob Klette 42nd with a 285 and Kennan Caudill 49th with a 284. Simon Kenton’s Derek Laws was 55th with a 283 and 16 tens, Ryle’s Nathan Sanitmaw was 64th with a 282 and 15 tens, his teammate Jack Albertson was 72nd with a 281 and 17 tens, Simon Kenton’s Logan Hopper was 74th with a 281 and 16 tens, Ryle’s Trenton Dietz was 75th with a 281 and 16 tens, his teammate Lincoln Cyboron was 79th with a 281 and 15 tens and Christian Wallace 84th with a 281 and 13 tens.
In the girls tournament, Ryle finished ninth with a 1,950. Harrison County pulled off the double with a top score of 2,018. Letcher County Central was runner-up with a 1,997 while Meade County placed third with a 1,996. Simon Kenton finished 14th with a 1,925.
Individually, Ryle’s Abigail Jewell was the top area girls finisher in 26th with a 286 and connecting on 18 tens. Simon Kenton’s Kilee Spegal was 31st with a 285 and hitting on 18 tens. Ryle’s Meredith Albaugh finished 52nd with a 282 and hitting 20 tens and her teammate Isabella Beauregard was 79th, arching a 279. Gwen Hamon 83rd, 279 and 14 tens, Covington Latin’s Monica Juelg also with a 279, placing 88th with 13 tens. Simon Kenton’s Emma Vicars was 95th with a 278 and 14 tens, her teammate Macie Smith was 98th with a 278 and 11 tens.
The teams will now shift their attention to the NASP national tournament in May in Louisville.