Pair of Cougar bass fishing teams qualify for state
By Jim Turner

Posted on May 2, 2019 8:49 PM


A pair of two-person teams representing the Logan County Bass Fishing Team qualified for the state meet at region last weekend by finishing in the top 17 teams of 95 at region.

The team of Kolton Coomer and Thomas Lockhart finished fourth at region by catching five fish which totaled 14 pounds, 14 ounces. The regional championship team—Jackson Kulijoh and Lance Tooley of Muhlenberg County were the clear-cut winners at 20 pounds, 1 ounce with the biggest fish weighing 5 pounds and 11 ounces, almost five pounds more that second place Steve Burnett and Davon Bennett of Meade County. Third place Sarah Morehead and Hunte Valevis edged the Logan team by just three ounches.

Meanwhile the Cougar team of Cade Johnson and Camden Bond placed 12th with a total catch of 12 pounds, 2 ounces, just four ounces behind number 11 Dondrey Woods and Jaden Vaughn of Franklin-Simpson. The Cougar team’s biggest fish weighed 3-13.

Finishing 31st were the Cougar duo of Noah Morgan and Darrin Obenchain, one spot and an ounce ahead of Logan’s Cole Porter and Korbin Deberry. Placing 54th were the Cougar duo of Logan Gipson and Hayden Sisk at 5 pounds, 6 ounces,

Logan County High School has been participating in the KHSAA Bass Fishing Tournament since 2014 and has been represented in the state tournament the last five years. 2019 was Logan County’s highest ever finish in the Regional tournament with the 4th place finish by Lockhart and Coomer. 

Todd County Sheriff Tracy White, an LCHS graduate, is the coach, and many other outdoors enthusiasts are volunteer sponsors.

Team members shown in the photo, from left, are Korbin DeBerry, Hayden Sisk, Logan Gipson, Darrin Obenchain, Brennan Davenport, Thomas Lockhart, Brooke Powell, Cade Johnson, Cole Porter, Noah Morgan, Camden Bond, Kolton Coomer.

Additionally, the duo of Noah Morgan and Darin Obenchain from the Logan County High School Bass Team placed second on March 30 inthe Muhlenberg County High School Bass Tournament on Lake Malone. Their four fish weighed 13.53 pounds.

Region 1 has seen the sport grow from 28 boat entries from six counties in 2013 to 95 boat entries from 18 counties in 2019. Like any other sport, as it grows it becomes more competitive. 

The team has expressed appreciation to White for coaching them and to Superintendent Paul Mullins for his support.


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