The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, partnered with the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) to present the 2016 KHSAA bass fishing regional tournaments on Saturday. More than 292 teams across Kentucky competed in four different regional tournaments with the goal of advancing to the KHSAA state competition. Sixteen angler teams from each region will advance to the state tournament.

This year local students Lafe Messer, Grant Marcum, Heath Maynard, and Jacob Jude made the cut out of 58 boats in their region! Lafe Messer and Grant Marcum finished sixth in the region event with five bass weighing in at 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Jacob Jude and Heath Maynard finished 16th in the region with five bass, weighing in at 6 pounds, 10 ounces.

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The SCHS team includes the following members: Jacob Jude, Nick Maynard, Heath Maynard, Kendrick Cook, Lafe Messer, Grant Marcum, Trey Lafferty,
Logan Jarrell, and Cody Kirk

Boat Captains are as follows: Johnny McCoy, Leck Puckett, Todd Marcum, Michael Marcum, and Eddie Lee Howell




If you would like to help support the SCHS Fishing team you can purchase a T-Shirt for $12. Please email [email protected] for orders.





The top 16 teams in Region 4 that advanced to the KHSAA State Championship from Cave Run Lake are:

1st: George Rogers Clark High School – Robert Powe and Colby Kerr

2nd: Montgomery County High School – Quinten McGuire and Brady McGuire

3rd: Bourbon County High School – Jacob Cleaver and Ethan Johnson

4th: George Rogers Clark High School – Preston Losh and Triston Duckworth

5th: Lawrence County High School – Michael Scaggs and Conner May

6th: Sheldon Clark High School – Lafe Messer and Grant Marcum

7th: Bourbon County High School – Chris Hinkle and Jacob Ingram

8th: Montgomery County High School – Logan Watkins and Kyle Workman

9th: Allen Central High School – Chase Soler and Austin Branham

9th: Shelby Valley High School – Gabriel Maynard

11th: Perry County High School – Matthew Roberts and Richard Cornett

12th: Montgomery County High School – Tristan Powell and Dalton Crowe

13th: Johnson Central High School – Blake Martin and Kenneth Powers

14th: Perry County High School – Zachary Holbrook and Jacob Boggs

15th: Lawrence County High School – Noah West and Eric Price

16th: Sheldon Clark High School – Jacob Jude and Heath Maynard

The State Championship is scheduled for Friday/Saturday, May 13-14 on Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville.

For more details please visit the official website for KHSAA