DCHS Panthers Dominate State Indoor Archery Tournament
The Daviess County HS Archery Team is the #1 indoor archery team in the state of Kentucky! They claimed their first Kentucky State Indoor Archery championship title on Saturday and it was epic.
In 2016 the Daviess County archers became the outdoor 3D State and National Champions and they really wanted this title to add some more hardware.
The Panthers not only brought home the title of #1 indoor archery team in the state, but also showed to be very strong in the individual shooter placements having 3 shooters win individual state titles in their respected division: (Sophomore) Manon George-Female Olympic Recurve, (Senior) Ryan Dozer- Male Traditional, and (Freshman) C.J. Jones- Male Fixed Pins. Students not only claimed the top prize and title but several shooters were awarded college scholarships money at the State tournament.
Several teams from Daviess County competed in this tournament which had 216 archers from across the state of Kentucky battling it out Bluegrass style. Daviess County High School, Owensboro Catholic High School, Apollo High School, Daviess County Elementary team, Burns Middle School, College View Middle School, and Daviess County Middle School all had students representing Daviess County in strong fashion. Archers walked away with gold, bronze, silver and smiles this weekend. Area Archers will now head to Cincinnati, Ohio on March 17th to compete in the Indoor National Archery Tournament where teams from across the United States will compete for top honors.
College View Middle School, who’s students will move on to either Apollo or Daviess County also had an outstanding showing. Not only did they claim the high honors of Middle School Team State Champions but also claimed individual state champions and shooters of the year in both male and female fixed pin with 8th grader Grayson Montgomery winning both titles in male division and 8th Grader Ann Katherine (AK47) Warren winning both titles in the female division.
1st place- Daviess County High School
3rd place- Apollo High School
4th place- Owensboro Catholic High School
Individual shooter placements for Daviess County as a whole include:
Callie Carlton (DC Elementary): 2nd place female elementary fixed pins
AK Warren (CVMS): 1st place female fixed pin middle school
Haley Bradshaw (DCMS): 3rd place female fixed pin middle school
Collin Montgomery (CVMS): 1st place middle school male Olympic recurve
Grayson Montgomery (CVMS): 1st place middle school male open
Dave Hast (CVMS): 2nd place middle school male open
Michaela McDonald (DCHS): 3rd place high school female fixed pins
Meg Curtis (Apollo): 2nd place high school female open class
Manon George(DCHS): 1st place high school Olympic recurve
Geneva Renshaw(Catholic): 1st place high school female traditional
C.J. Jones (DCHS): 1st place high school male fixed pins
Lucas Gillaspie (DCHS): 3rd place high school male fixed pins
Ryan Dozer (DCHS): 1st place high school male traditional
Logan Luong (DCHS): 2nd place high school male traditional
Jared Wink (Catholic): 3rd place high school male traditional
1st place- Daviess County
3rd place: Apollo
4th place Catholic
1st place- College View
2nd place: Daviess County
3rd place: Burns
Shooter of the Year Awards:
AK Warren (CVMS): 1st place middle school female fixed pin
Grayson Montgomery (CVMS) 1st place middle school male open
Dave Hast (CVMS) 3rd place middle school male open
Harley Wilson (CVMS): 3rd place middle school female fixed pins
Meg Curtis (Apollo): 2nd place high school female open
Hallie French (Apollo): 2nd place high school female fixed pins
Kynsley Redman (DCHS) 3rd place high school female fixed pins