GILBERTSVILLE – The Allen Central duo of Austin Branham and Chase Soler finished 29th in the the 2016 Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) Fishing Championship on Kentucky Lake over the weekend. Branham and Soler combined to catch eight bass for 19 pounds, 2 ounces.
The Allen Central team made its second straight appearance in the state fishing tournament.
The Lawrence County team of Eric Price and Noah West brought a two-day cumulative total of 10 bass weighing 34 pounds, 4 ounces to the scale last weekend, beating out 63 other teams to win . The win earned the team medals, a trophy to display in their school and the title of KHSAA state champions.
High school anglers from throughout the state competed on Kentucky Lake during the event.
The 2016 KHSAA Fishing Championship was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 9-12. The event was formed after The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, partnered with the KHSAA to present the 2015 KHSAA season, which featured four regional events across Kentucky as well as the state championship.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at [email protected]