At Riverdale High School, there must be something in the water.
Rather, what local anglers are pulling out of the water.
Bass after bass reeled in has landed them in the state tournament.
“It was a very tight sectional,” said Coach Scott Searl, who has been at the helm of the bass fishing team since last year. “It was only separated by ounces but were lucky to come away with first and third.”
That’s right, Riverdale placed two teams in the top three at sectionals.
“We finished out the tournament with three minutes left and I caught like a four-pounder just to finish it out,” said Karson Smeltzly, a Junior on the team. “That’s how we placed third… kinda came in clutch.”
That clutch move, along with a first place team means Riverdale has two teams competing at the state tournament.
“It’s very exciting,” said Preston Searl, a Junior angler. “It gives us a better chance in taking home that trophy.”
The success actually started last year.
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