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Scott County teams and shooters dominated their Cardinal Classic on Saturday.
In the high school division, SC’s top team registered a winning score of 3,361, easily ahead of runner-up Mercer County at 3,239. The Cards’ second team was third with 3,156, followed by Providence Christian Academy fourth at 2,965.
Hayden Davis tied for first overall among high school competitors and was the top-ranked boy with 292 for the Cards. Lauren Brandenburg’s total was 288 ranked second among the girls.
Other standout Cardinals included Lucas Kinzer, the top freshman boy, with 281. Sophia Bingham matched that score as the outstanding senior girl, one point ahead of Sara Williams.
Kaley Walls, Ashanti Barber and Sydney Beebe tied with 279, with Barber recording the high total among sophomore girls.
Luke Hawkins (278), Colin Adams (275) and Wil Christopher (275) rounded out the Cardinal leaders. Gavin Stanley (272) and Brody Stanley (257) led the charge for Providence.
The middle school shoot was a tight battle between Scott County and King, with SC earning the trophy by a slim margin of 3,124 to 3,106. Hayes finished third with 3,067, followed by Royal Spring (3,067) and Georgetown Middle (2,897).
Jada Behr (282) and Gage Bowling (278) of RSMS were the top local shooters in that division. Each ranked No. 2 on the day.
SC’s top performers were Tom Tudor and Lily Ramsey, each with 275. Makenna Davis was next in line with 274 for Royal Spring, followed by SC’s Braedan Gaines with 273.
Alyvia Adams (265) and Jack Whitman (264) were the top middle school archers for Providence. Each won the title of leading sixth-grade shooter on the day.
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Evelyn Johnson and Kamorah Tillman paced GMS with 261 and 260, respectively.
Stamping Ground topped the elementary competition with a team score of 2,611, topping Georgetown rivals Eastern (2,510), Anne Mason (2,493) and Northern (2,303). Abby Darnell of Stamping Ground, a fifth-grader, was the top elementary girl with 244.
Owen Miller of Northern ranked second among elementary boys with 243. Other top local performers: Nick Adams (Eastern, 240), Justin Wagner (Stamping Ground, 235), Kolby Napier (Stamping Ground, 235), Liam Wilkerson (Anne Mason, 233) and Elijah Juett (Anne Mason, 233).
SCHS is currently ranked No. 6 in the state, with SCMS at No. 15.
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