• Rick Capone, Sports Editor

An Afternoon Celebration at WCHS

On Friday, Feb. 26, the students of Woodford County High School got together in the gym to celebrate a few of their teams’ successful seasons. The teams that were honored at the assembly, and pictured below, were the cheerleading team, archery team, academic team and wrestling team. Also, the swimming and diving team was honored, but were not present. They were at the KHSAA State swimming and diving championships at the University of Louisville cheering on teammates that qualified for the meet.

THE WCHS CHEERLEADING team had a great season, which culminated with a trip to Disney World where they competed in the National High School Cheerleading Championships (NHSCC) and The Game Day Championship (GDC). In the NHSCC competition, the team did not make it to the final, but did receive a superior rating. In the GDC championship, which was the first time the team participated in that competition, they finished in eighth place out of 100 teams. (Photo by Rick Capone)

THE WCHS ARCHERY team also had a good season. Despite having lost 12 seniors to graduation, the young team came together this season and will be competing in the KHSAA regional tournament on March 19 and the NASP (National Archery in Schools Program) state competition onMarch 22. The team’s goal is to qualify for the NASP World Tournament, which will be held June 23 to 26, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Photo by Rick Capone)

THE WCHS ACADEMIC team once again proved to be one of the most successful teams in school history. This year the team has won or placed second in tournaments in Atlanta, Ga., Birmingham, Ala., Danville, and St. Louis, Mo. The team also won the 41st District Governor’s Cup championship for the ninth year in a row and, just recently, won their first 11th Region Championship. Currently, Woodford is ranked 47th in the United States, and is preparing for both state and national championship tournaments in the weeks ahead. (Photo by Rick Capone)

THE WCHS WRESTLING team had its best season in the last few years, as they finished second at the KHSAA State Wrestling Championships and second in the State Duals. At the state championships, the Mat Jackets had one wrestler, eighth-grader Chase Yost, win a state title. In addition, the team had five other placers. The junior varsity team also did well at the JV state championships, where they finished in third place. The team had eight placers in the competition, and two wrestlers, Wyatt Andreoni and Ronan Wyatt, won state titles. (Photo by Rick Capone)

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