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South Laurel High School Wins 2019 KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship on Kentucky Lake

South Laurel High School Wins 2019 KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship on Kentucky Lake
Shawn Coots and Trent Keltner

CALVERT CITY, Ky. – The South Laurel High School team of Shawn Coots and Trent Keitner brought a two-day cumulative total of 10 bass weighing 32 pounds, 13 ounces to the scale this weekend, beating out a field of 88 teams to win the 2019 Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) State Bass Fishing Championship on Kentucky Lake. The win earned the team medals, a trophy to display in their school and the title of KHSAA state champions.

The top 10 high school teams on Kentucky Lake were:

  1st: South Laurel High School – Shawn Coots and Trent Keitner, 10 bass, 32-13

  2nd: Muhlenburg County High School – Jackson Kulijof and Lane Tooley, 10 bass, 31-11

  3rd: Ohio County High School – Jacob Autry and James Dant, 10 bass, 28-10

  4th: Estill County High School – Micah Adams and Chase Rawlins, 10 bass, 27-12

  5th: Johnson Central High School – Reece Collins and Morgan Pelphrey, 10 bass, 27-10

  6th: Trigg County High School – Chase Oglesby and Ty Meachem, 10 bass, 26-15

  7th: Elizabethtown High School – Brock Catlett and Guy Kerr, 10 bass, 24-8

  8th: Marion County High School – Will Dougherty and Jake Medley, 10 bass, 23-2

  9th: Muhlenburg County High School – Timmy Dorris and Coleman Bingham, 10 bass, 22-6

  10th: Knox Central High School – Lance Smith and Hunter Bright, 10 bass, 22-5

Complete results can be found at KHSAA.org.

The South Laurel team brought a 5-pound, 4-ounce bass to the scale Friday to earn the KHSAA Big Bass honors on Day One of competition. On Saturday, Day Two, the George Rogers Clark High School duo of Allen Powe and Robert Powe weighed a 5-pound, 2-ounce bass to earn the day’s Big Bass honors.

Photos from the event can be found at bit.ly/2019KHSAABass and are courtesy of Dave Washburn/FLW.

The 2019 KHSAA Fishing Championship was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 9-12. 2019 marked the seventh year of the championship event, which featured a field of 88 teams that qualified from four regional competitions in April. The event was supported by the Benton, Kentucky-based Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization. For more information on FLW and their multiple tournament circuits, visit FLWFishing.com.

All High School Fishing anglers nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest open high school bass tournament, the 2019 High School Fishing World Finals, held in conjunction with the National Championship on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama. At the 2018 World Finals more than $150,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded. Visit HighSchoolFishing.org for complete details.

About FLW
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2019 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW and their partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa and Spain. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. For more information visit FLWFishing.com and follow FLW at FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

About The Bass Federation
The Bass Federation Inc., (TBF) is a member of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. TBF is owned by those we serve and dedicated to the sport of fishing. The Federation is the largest and oldest, organized grassroots fishing, youth and conservation organization there is. TBF, our affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 events each year and have provided a foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 45 years. TBF founded the Student Angler Federation and the National High School Fishing program in 2008 to promote clean family fun and education through fishing. Visit bassfederation.com or highschoolfishing.org and “LIKE US” on Facebook.

About The Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 280 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 44 state championships in 13 sports and 5 sport-activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.

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