CAMPBELLSVILLE — South Laurel’s Eli Singleton and Trent Keltner overcame a cold and rainy day to capture the Region 3 Bass Fishing Tournament championship at Green River Lake on Saturday.
The duo of Singleton and Keltner finished with a final count of 19.9 pounds while teammate Dylan Dixon and Peyton Buckles will also advance to the KHSAA State Bass Fishing Tournament by placing 12th with a final count of 13.9 pounds.
South Laurel will now attempt to repeat as state champions with Keltner, and Shawn Coots won the state title in 2019.
“They’ve worked hard their whole careers,” South Laurel coach Dennis Hammonds said. “Trent was part of the state champion team back in 2019. These kids constantly work at it. It says a whole lot about them. They do a great job with their academics. They work hard on and off the lake.”
Hammonds contributed his team’s success to the work each team puts out throughout the season.
“These kids put in a…