LINCOLN, Neb. – Congratulations go out to area school members from Sutherland and North Platte for an impressive showing at the High School Bass Tournament Championship:
The Sutherland team of brothers Hunter and Jaron Cooper won the Bass Federation – Student Angler Federation Nebraska High School Bass Tournament Championship at Lewis and Clark Lake’s Weigand Marina on July 21.
The team, coached by Kent Priel, caught five fish weighing a total of 12 pounds, 4 ounces.
A Star City Anglers team from Wahoo took second place. Colton Kelle of Beatrice and McKael Gollin of Firth caught five fish weighing 9 pounds, 13 ounces.
Taking third place with five fish weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces was the Lincoln County Bass Bosses team of brothers Zane and Chase Leibhart from North Platte.
Hunter Cooper also caught the tournament’s biggest fish, a 3-pound, 5-ounce bass.
Eighteen teams participated in the tournament.