Bass Slayers compete in high school national championship again

Southern Garrett Bass Slayers compete in nationals once again

PARIS, Tenn. — PARIS, Tenn. — The Southern Garrett Bass Slayers sent the top two high school teams in the state to represent Maryland in the 2018 Mossy Oak Bassmaster High School Championships on Kentucky Lake at Paris Landing State Park in Paris, Tenn., which lasted from July 31 to Aug. 4.

Southern’s teams headed out of town before the tournament began to spend some time practicing on the lake. They were also able to participate in pre-tournament Bassmaster events.

There were 300 teams of two who were competing at nationals. Southern’s Joe Embleton and Evan Paugh, who finished second at the Maryland state Bass Slayers championships, finished squarely in the middle of the pack at 149th after catching two fish, both live, with an accumulative weight of seven pounds and six ounces. The team was captained by Jason Paugh.

Southern’s Makenzy Winegardner and Michael Mayles, who finished as the Maryland state champions back in November, finished tied for 255th after managing to catch one fish with a weight of 2 lbs. 8 oz.

All totals were accumulative over the three-day tournament, and the national champions were a duo from Briarwood Christian School. Grayson Morris and Tucker Smith caught five on the third day, which brought their total to 15 caught bass (all live) with an overall total weight of 50 lbs. 2 oz.

The tournament showcased some of the best and most decorated high school anglers in the nation.

Recap

This caps off a successful season for the club, which added some milestones since its inception. For the third time since starting the club in 2014, one of the two-person teams from the Southern Garrett Bass Slayers won the state championship, and for the second time, the program also had another two-person team come in as runner up. It’s now the fourth consecutive year that the Southern Rams sent teams to the national championships, and it was the first time for the club to send the top two teams to the national championship representing Maryland. at Paris Landing State Park in Paris, Tenn., which lasted from July 31 to Aug. 4.

Southern’s teams headed out of town before the tournament began to spend some time practicing on the lake. They were also able to participate in pre-tournament Bassmaster events.

There were 300 teams of two who were competing at nationals. Southern’s Joe Embleton and Evan Paugh, who finished second at the Maryland state Bass Slayers championships, finished squarely in the middle of the pack at 149th after catching two fish, both live, with an accumulative weight of seven pounds and six ounces. The team was captained by Jason Paugh.

Southern’s Makenzy Winegardner and Michael Mayles, who finished as the Maryland state champions back in November, finished tied for 255th after managing to catch one fish with a weight of 2 lbs. 8 oz.

All totals were accumulative over the three-day tournament, and the national champions were a duo from Briarwood Christian School. Grayson Morris and Tucker Smith caught five on the third day, which brought their total to 15 caught bass (all live) with an overall total weight of 50 lbs. 2 oz.

The tournament showcased some of the best and most decorated high school anglers in the nation.

Recap

This caps off a successful season for the club, which added some milestones since its inception. For the third time since starting the club in 2014, one of the two-person teams from the Southern Garrett Bass Slayers won the state championship, and for the second time, the program also had another two-person team come in as runner up. It’s now the fourth consecutive year that the Southern Rams sent teams to the national championships, and it was the first time for the club to send the top two teams to the national championship representing Maryland….Full Story