By Bobby Ellis
The National Archery in the Schools Program recently held its national tournament in Louisville.
Young archers from more than 500 schools across the country traveled to the Expo Center at the Kentucky State Fair Grounds to shoot for bull’s-eyes in the two-day-long tournament.
Among the participants was the Edmonson County High School Archery Team, which was founded in 2014. The team finished 150th out of 232 in its division.
Danielle Dowelle, a 9th-grader at Edmonson County High School, waits for the beginning of a round of shooting at the NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) National Tournament in Louisville.
Michael Daniele, a 9th-grader at Edmonson County High School, removes arrows from the target after a practice round.
Emery Hunt, a junior at Edmonson County High School, points out one of her arrows for her opponent to record. Archers do not record their own score during a tournament.
Competitors at the NASP National Tournament in Louisville notch their arrows.
Katie Vincent, a 10th-grader at Edmonson County High School, labels her arrows before competition.
Jarrod Sanders, a 9th-grader at Edmonson County High School, uses a marker to black out lines on his bow before competition. NASP rules state that camouflage bows must have any lines that could be used for aiming marked out before use.
Brianna Webb, a 10th-grader at Edmonson County High School, waxes her bow string before competition.
Beau Kelley, a junior at Edmonson County High School, aims at a target before releasing his arrow.