Edmonson Voice Sports:
Two sophomore members of the Edmonson County High School Bass Fishing team continue to show results for the Wildcats as they placed again in a recent tournament.
Jake Coy and Cooper Richardson, both sophomores at ECHS, are among the most consistent when it comes to reeling them in.
While the bass fishing team was first organized for the 2019-20 school year, there were no tournaments as a result of the COVID pandemic. The team brought home their first trophies in 2021, which is displayed in the case at ECHS.
Head Bass Fishing Coach Jeremy Hodges said the team has finished 21 tournaments since 2021 and that Coy and Richardson have placed at least third in 9 of those.
They were chosen as Anglers of the year for 2021 and 2022. Richardson won "Big Fish of the Year" in 2021 and is on his way to win that for the team in 2023 with his recent catch of a 6.87lb large mouth.
"In most of the tournaments, we fish against 100 or more student angler competitors from other high schools throughout the state, and to place 3rd or higher in almost half of the tournaments we’ve fished is quite an accomplishment," said Coach Hodges.