May 1—North Laurel High School’s Bass Fishing Team brought home the Region 3 championship on Saturday after placing five teams in the top 19 which qualifies each of the five teams for the upcoming KHSAA Bass Fishing State Tournament.
The team of Matthew Hinkle and Joshua Cochran took home first place honors after finishing with a total of 16 pounds and 12 ounces. Cochran also won the Big Fish Award (five pounds, 10 ounces).
Carson Elza and Nick Davidson finished fourth with a total of 13 pounds and 12 ounces. Brayden Howard and Allie Burns turned in an eighth-place effort (13 pounds) while Caden Ayers and Trey Hensley followed in ninth place with 12 pounds and eight ounces. Brayden Asher and Jack Nicholson finished with a total of 11 pounds and five ounces, placing 12th overall while Blaine Smith and McGuire Day also participated in the event.
“Last year was the first year we didn’t send a qualifying team to the state tournament since the beginning of KHSAA having this tournament in…