Five players from the Pantagraph area have qualified for the Class 1A and 2A COUNTRY Financial Three-Point Showdown state competition Thursday at Carver Arena in Peoria.
Qualifying for the 32-player Class 1A state preliminaries were Ridgeview senior Matt Nunamaker and Lexington junior Tyler Grimsley.
In Class 2A, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley senior Mitch McNutt, Heyworth junior Colin McCubbins and El Paso-Gridley senior Dylan Smith will be among the 32 shooters.
Action begins at 5 p.m. The top four in each class advance to Friday's finals during the Class 1A and 2A state tournaments, also at Carver Arena.