Trigg County's Elementary Arrowcats topped 55 other schools to win the National Archery in Schools National Competition in Louisville.
Trigg County Intermediate scored 3,233 points, which was 38 points more than second place Meigs (Ohio) Intermediate School. Last year, Meigs edged Trigg County by seven points to win the national title.
The elementary school also won a national title in 2005.
Kaila Cunningham finished fourth in the elementary girls division with a score of 279, which was four points out of first place. Elizabeth Wagoner finished 13th with a score of 273, followed by Sarah Shipley 16th (272), Deanna Ladd 21st (271), Virginia Cundiff 27th (269), and Brooklyn Stevens 32nd (267).
For the guys, Brent Jones was Trigg's top finisher in 13th place with a score of 276, which was 16 points out of first place. Skylar P'Pool was 31st (273), and Gabe Nolcox was 32nd (273).
Trigg County's High School team took second place, just 38 points behind champion Henderson County. Trigg finished third to Henderson County last year. There were 84 schools in this year's event.
Danielle Reddick took second place in the female division with a score of 291. Jessica Nystrom of Hartland (Mich.) High School won, finishing two points shy of a perfect score with 298 points.
Reddick later won $2,000 in a scholarship shootout.
Sloane Patterson finished 10th (286), followed by Emily Shipley in 22nd (282), Jennifer Hyde in 31st (280), Christi Wilson in 37th (278), and Ellen Shipley in 38th place with 278 points.
For the guys, Timmy Blakeley was Trigg's top finisher in a ninth place tie with 291 points. Grady Cofield finished 28th (287), Landon Sumner 54th (284), Jeremy Alexander 78th (282), and Ryan Russel 100th (280).
In the middle school division, Trigg County finished seventh but produced an individual national champion.
Patsy Banister, last year's national elementary champion, repeated the feat at the middle school level with a score of 288, winning a tie breaker for the title.
Shaye Patterson finished one point behind Banister in third place. Shelby King finished 26th in the female division with a score of 276, followed by Lexie Hyde in 50th (272) and Kelsey Miller in 64th place (269).
For the guys, Ryan McCloud was Trigg's top finisher with a score of 279 while Duncan Mangels was 101st with a score of 272.
Asheville (Ala.) Middle School won the team title, edging Henderson South Middle School by 32 points to claim the team title. Trigg was seventh, some 92 points back.
Trigg County High School took second place at the National Archery in Schools Competition.
Patsy Banister is a national champion for the second year in a row. She won the elementary division last year and the middle school division this year. It's the third straight year a Trigg County female has won a national title.
Danielle Reddick (center) took second place in the high school division and won a $2,000 scholarship in the scholarship shootout.
Kaila Cunningham finished fourth in the elementary school female division.
(Thanks to Joy Colbert for the pics!)