Campbellsville High School’s bass fishing team is in the midst of its second season, with a larger team this school year.
Jeff Richardson, director of food service and director of pupil personnel for Campbellsville Independent Schools, is head coach.
This year’s team members include senior Jon Tanner Coppage, juniors Bryce Richardson, Austin Carter, Caleb Hughes, Tosye Cox and Connor Wilson, freshmen Cole Kidwell, Gabriel Gutierrez and Dalton Brown and Campbellsville Middle School seventh-graders Seth Hash and Dakota Harris.
Team members are paired together for tournaments.
This year’s pairings are Richardson and Wilson with boat captain Jeff Richardson; Coppage and Kidwell with boat captain John Benningfield; Cox and Hughes with boat captain Virgil Parker, who is CIO/district technology coordinator for Campbellsville Independent Schools; Hash and Harris with boat captain Griffin Hash; and Carter, Brown and Gutierrez with boat captain Bronson Gowdy.
With several new team members, the CHS group recently teamed up with the Campbellsville University Bass Fishing Team at former CIS Transportation Director Donna Gaddis’s pond for some training.
CHS team members learned to tie different knots and how to rig and fish different types of fishing lures.
CU team members who met with the CHS team include assistant coach Pete Hedgepath, freshman Grant Adams, who graduated from CHS in 2015, sophomore Adam Carman, junior Dakota Cantrell, senior Travis Hunt and freshman Trevor Sagracy.
The CHS team has participated in two inter-squad tournaments this season.
On Saturday, April 22, the students will participate in the KHSAA region tournament.
If the CHS students finish in 16th place or higher, they will qualify to participate in the KHSAA state tournament on Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13, at Kentucky Lake.