Briley Sain and Kaden Freeze

Briley Sain and Kaden Freeze (holding fish) display their catch Saturday following the competition. The pair took first place in the region championship to earn a spot at nationals.

Bass fishing takes first at region tournament

The Coffee County Youth Bass Club traveled to Percy Priest Lake Saturday, April 20, to compete in the South Central Tennessee Region Championship. The high school team returned to Manchester with a first-place finish, with the junior team finishing second. 

The high school team of Briley Sain and Kaden Freeze led the way with five catches totaling at 14.47 pounds to capture first place with 200 points. The duo's finish qualified them for the Bassmaster High School National Championship in August.

The team of Colby Thurmond and Jacob Garmes followed in eighth place with four fish coming in at 8.96 pounds at 186 points. Branson and Dawson Wells took 25th place with one fish coming in at 4.29 pounds. Adam Petty and Jayden Yates earned a 37th-place finish with one catch at 0.91 pounds. Curtis Tudor and Sawyer Banks finished in a tie for 38th place. 

On the junior side, the team of Kylan Mantooth and Lance Marcom took second place with two fish coming in at 3.93 pounds for 198 points. The finish secured Mantooth and Marcom the top spot for junior points and the region championship, as well as a spot in the Junior State Tournament.

Claybusters sweep weekend shoot

The Central High School claybusters traveled to Christiana Saturday, April 20, to compete in the Big Springs Scholastic Clay Target Program shoot. The claybusters competed in three out of four divisions, earning victories in all three entered.

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