First-ever KCHS archery Team taking flight!

Photo submitted Members of the Knox County High School Archery Team are Andrew Burton, Monika Cedillo, Noah Donaldson, Kiersten Dunaway, Roger Dunn, Colby Elliot, Christopher Fischbach, Hayley Golden, Bobby Grubb, Jeffrey Grubb, Chase Hubbard, Hailey McGuire, Bobby Merida, Dylan Roach, Jeremy Sharp, Brian Smith, Matthew Smith, Clay Sprinkles, Dylan Trent, William Wilson, and Macy Yother.
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Members of the Knox County High School Archery Team are Andrew Burton, Monika Cedillo, Noah Donaldson, Kiersten Dunaway, Roger Dunn, Colby Elliot, Christopher Fischbach, Hayley Golden, Bobby Grubb, Jeffrey Grubb, Chase Hubbard, Hailey McGuire, Bobby Merida, Dylan Roach, Jeremy Sharp, Brian Smith, Matthew Smith, Clay Sprinkles, Dylan Trent, William Wilson, and Macy Yother.

“It’s an honor for me to be the coach of this wonderful team of kids!” Coach Robert Dunaway.

Special to the Mountain Advocate

Coach Dunaway stated that starting an archery team from scratch was a struggle, but with the help of some dedicated parents, wonderful sponsors, and his assistant coach, Selina Dunaway (AKA his wife) he was able to get the equipment needed and compete in their first competition at Boyle County High School.

Coach Dunaway said, “I never realized being a coach would make me feel like a fish out of water. It requires a lot of effort but it has been well worth it! All the other KCHS coaches have been supportive and showed me the ropes on a lot of stuff. My support team has been my success so far. They allowed KCHS archers to experience a great learning opportunity at the Boyle County competition.”

The KCHS Archery Team was very excited and proud of Macy Yother, a 7th grader at Knox County Middle School, and daughter of Mike and Crystal Yother. She brought home the first place medal in the female middle school division at the Boyle County competition. Several archers on the team barely missed placing by only a few points.

Coach Dunaway said, “The KCHS Archery Team is a new team with lots of talent and skill. Unlike other counties who have had archery teams throughout elementary, middle, and high school. We are building a program with students who have a lot of talent as archers but with very little experience. I feel with more experience we will be the team to beat in the future!”