BCHS 3-D Scholastic Archery Team Wins First Place at National Championship

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  • Rachel Adkins The Daily Independent


CINCINNATI, Ohio The Boyd County High School Scholastic 3D Archery Team has once again taken home a national title.

The team traveled to Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati on March 9 to compete in the S3DA Indoor National Championship and came in first in the team competition. This was the fourth national championship the team has won.

“It’s a big honor,” said assistant coach Mark Whitt.

Whitt said the tournament consisted of three different disciplines including outdoor target, indoor target and outdoor 3-D where participants shot at animal targets. Teams from 18 different states competed.

The BCHS archery team currently has around 12 members and has existed for about six years, said Whitt. Upon winning he said some students became emotions, noting that the team has a good group of seniors who have been with the program since they were in middle school.

“We’re really glad to go out on a winning note,” he said.

Sophomore Katie Hemmann also placed first individually in the 15-18-year-old female fixed pins category.

Whitt touched on the opportunities that come along with being on the team, noting that many colleges in the area look for students excelling in archery.

“A lot of our students have college opportunities with pretty substantial scholarships at different universities,” he said.

He also pointed out how hard the team practices, applauding them for their dedication.

“I can’t think of any other team in this area in any national sport that ‘s done as well as these kids have,” said Whitt.

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