The 2016 KHSAA State Archery Championship will get underway Thursday morning at Kentucky Basketball Academy.
Six one-hour flights will take place beginning at 9 a.m. The top four teams from the opening flights will advance to the championship round scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. The day’s top eight individual performances will also be recognized.
This is the fourth year the KHSAA has sponsored a state championship in archery, a co-ed event. Twenty teams from 10 different regions will compete.
Trigg County, out of the 1st Region, has won the three previous team championships. The Wildcats’ Clay Stevens, who scored a perfect 300 in last year’s event, returns as a junior to defend his individual title.
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Madison Central edged Lafayette, 3432-3401, for the 7th Region title last month. Both teams advanced to the state tournament. Chris Natale of Paul Laurence Dunbar and Tucker Strong of Madison Southern, who finished 1-2 in the region tournament, will compete as individuals.