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Magoffin County Archery host Outdoor extravaganza Tournament

On Saturday, November 6, 2021, Magoffin County Archery hosted the Magoffin County Outdoor Extravaganza Tournament. The tournament, featuring both 3-D and Bullseye target ranges, hosted over 300 archers from 20 schools around the region. Magoffin County’s relatively new archery program, coached by Johnnie King, proved to be a strong contender while participating in this state qualifier.

In the 3-D Tournament, our High School archery team placed 2nd, overall, with a total point score of 1634. This high school team was led by 11th grade student, Blake Collinsworth, with a total score of 289, including 20 “10’s” and two perfect 50 point flights, placing 2nd overall in the male high school division. Finishing 4th amongst all high school archers In 3-D was 11th grade student, Chance Gipson, with a score of 284.

Several other Magoffin County archers contributed greatly to the team score, shooting for over 250 points including Angela Puckett (273), Landon Collinsworth (266), Weston Purcell (263), Kaylee Brown (259), Katie Miller (258), and Samantha Wheatley (253). Angela Puckett, 11th grade, also placed 3rd overall in the female high school division.

Herald Whitaker Middle School’s team placed 3rd, overall in the 3-D portion of the tournament with a total team score of 1388. The middle school team was led by 8th grade student, Emily Bailey, who shot a 261, including 9 “10’s” and ranking 2nd, overall in the female middle school division. Another 8th grade student, Hailey Mullins, who scored 4th overall with a score of 247.

In the Bullseye Tournament, the Magoffin County High School Team placed 5th, overall. This team score of 2986, was added to by Blake Collinsworth, shooting a 291, including 23 and earning 2nd overall in the high school male division, Chance Gipson, scoring 288 and earning an overall 4th place finish.

Herald Whitaker Middle School’s team came away with a 4th place finish, with 8th grade student Chloe Skaggs finishing 3rd overall in the middle school female division.

Magoffin County Archery would like to offer a big thanks to the following community partners for their support of our tournament: Todd Martin, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Becky Allen, Magoffin County PVA, Martin Law Offices, PSC, Second Time Around, Grover Arnett Law Office, Parkway Gun & Pawn, Poor Boy’s Produce, McFarland & Tinker Law Office, Magoffin County Funeral Home, Heritage Pharmacy, Renee Shepherd, County Clerk, Tonya Arnett Ward, District Clerk, JR Allen Logging, Crace’s Restaurant, AR Engraving, Jaynie & Eddie Poe, Conley Tire, Phillip’s Hardware, GWJ Russell Logging, Dennis Prater, Magoffin County District Judge, EJ’s Shaved Ice, Isaac’s Machine Shop, True Value Hardware, Creekside Stitchin’ and More, Foothills Telephone Cooperative, Matt Wireman, Magoffin County Judge Executive, Wal Mart of Paintsville, Carson Montgomery, Magoffin County Sheriff, Lisa Montgomery Cheek, HHG Health of Paintsville, Salyersville IGA, Dairy Queen of Salyersville, Salyersville Funeral Home, Busted Knuckle Auto Repair of Paintsville, Grace Mountain Medical of Eastern Kentucky, D & D Tax Service, Bailey’s Furniture, Powers Garage, Ranger Contracting, Jack’s BBQ, Hayton Glass, Salyersville National Bank, Licking Valley RECC, Mortimer Media Group, Paul B. Hall Regional Medial Center, William’s Electric, Sav A Lot of Salyersville, Elk Creek BP, Jeff Arnett, Kristie Franks, Little Caesar’s Pizza of Salyersville, Randy Risner & Logan Corporation of Salyersville, Heiner’s Bakery, R & S Godwin Truck Body Company, LLC, Andy Nellipowitz, George Wyatt and Palmetto Eng. Of Greenville, South Carolina, McDonald’s of Salyersville, Camp Pizza #2 of Salyersville, Subway of Salyersville, Lee’s of Salyersville, Lois Gamble Photography, Town & Country Flowers, Jim Arnett Photography, Katrina Bailey, Seasonal Shoppe of Salyersville, and Amber Slusher.

The assistance from these wonderful sponsors and an amazing group of parents helped to make this tournament an overwhelming success and we look forward to future tournaments in the spring. The state coordinator for NASP, Lisa Frye, was able to attend the Magoffin County Extravaganza and claimed that our program and coach, Mr. King, had set a high standard for outdoor tournaments not only in the region but across the state.

We look forward to watching this young team grow and continue to compete in the future.

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