The Sulphur Springs High School Fishing Club’s team of senior Sam Scott and sophomore Hagan Hunt won $1,000 in scholarship money each and other prizes for finishing in nineteenth place in the Texas High School Bass Association’s State Tournament this past weekend at Lake Ray Roberts.
According to Fishing Club Coach Norman Sanders, another team finished around thirty-sixth or thirty-seventh while a third team came in around the middle of the pack in a field of about 230 boats from all over the state. The other two-man SSHS teams included Braden Katchunska and Matt Reynolds and also Sloan McGahee and Skyler Long. Sanders said the fishermen did real well and he added it was a great thing for the local club.
He said the weather was really bad Saturday. Sanders said he heard that one tournament team had a close call with some lightning. Still he said the six Sulphur Springs’ students all had a real good time. Sanders said he would miss the seniors that graduate later this week but he added each year youngsters step up to take their place. After summer vacation, the Sulphur Springs High School Fishing Team will start up again in the fall.