WEST CANAAN — Mascoma High School’s bass fishing team became the school’s newest championship squad when it captured its first state title late last month.
The Royals took first place at the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA) state bass fishing championship on Lake Spofford in Chesterfield, N.H. on Sept. 30. The team was one of 12 to compete in the championship; 34 teams competed in the qualifying tournament earlier in September.
Lebanon, Newport, Sunapee and Kearsarge also fielded teams in the qualifying tournament, according to results from the NHIAA. Of those, only Sunapee and Kearsarge joined Mascoma in the top 12 for the state championship.
“It feels pretty amazing. After coming in third for a while, it feels good to come out on top,” said junior Peyton Sargent, who was joined by junior Tanner Moulton and freshman Maliky Bates on the now-champion team.
Mascoma has had a bass fishing team for four years. The Royals placed third the last two years…