The Comal ISD Bass Fishing Club ended its second year as the fourth-place team in the state of Texas, earning $4,300 in college scholarships for team members.
Angler team Evan Koop and Evan Velez from Smithson Valley High School placed 10th out of 272 teams of two at the state tournament May 15-16 at Lake Texoma, receiving a $1,000-college scholarship each.
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.
This year’s season consisted of five tournaments which began in September and continued into March at various lakes in the Texas Hill Country. 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 with 18 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.
The Comal ISD Bass Fishing Club is part of the Comal ISD Intramural Sports Program and is open to high school students from across the district. Each high school in the district has a campus sponsor.
-The Comal ISD Bass Fishing Club had a successful second year.
-The team of Evan Velez and Evan Koop, students at Smithson Valley High School, placed 10th in the state bass fishing tournament May 16.
-Braxton Alexander and Cade Dornburg were named Anglers of the Year for the Hill Country Division of the Texas High School Bass Association.