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Comal ISD Bass Fishing Club Places Fourth in State

Comal ISD's Bass Fishing Club enjoyed a successful second year, placing fourth in state.

Comal ISD’s Bass Fishing Club ended its second year by placing fourth in state, earning $4,300 in college scholarships for team members.

The team competed in five tournaments at various lakes in the Texas Hill Country. The season began in September and ended in May.

The Bass Fishing Club is part of the district’s Intramural Sports Program and is open to high school students from across the district. Each high school in the district has a campus sponsor.

Angler team Evan Koop and Evan Velez from Smithson Valley High School (SVHS) placed 10th out of 272 teams of two at the state tournament May 15-16 at Lake Texoma. Each received a $1,000 college scholarship.

Besides Koop and Velez, six Comal ISD students qualified for the state tournament including Hunter Baty, Chandler Banks, Grady King, Kyle Lamprecht, Mason McClellan and Ryder Cunningham.

The club brought home the first-place prize at four of the five tournaments, culminating in being named the Hill Country Division Champions at the regional tournament on April 17 in Lake Palestine. Eighteen qualifying student anglers participating.

In addition, Cade Dornburg and Braxton Alexander were name Anglers of the Year for the Hill Country Division.

This year’s team was coached by Jason Pape at SVHS, Ryan Frech at Canyon High and Philip Pracia at Davenport High.

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