Battlin’ Bears earn bass awards


The Battlin’ Bears were Fishin’ Magicians this spring and they proved it with back-to-back days last weekend by earning honors high enough for the nose-bleed section.

On Saturday May 5, the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Schools Bass Team won the first ever “School of the Year” award from the Southeast Texas High School Fishing Association after the first of two days of fishing at the SETHSFA Ford Championship at Lake Sam Rayburn.

On Sunday, 14-year-old LCM eighth-graders Tyler Shearin and Kameryn Henderson, along with boat captain Lee Shearin, beat out more than 300 teams to win the year-end tournament with a two-day total of 42.40 pounds.

Nellie Miller, manager of the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bass Team, led her 100-student club to the “Team of the Year” award given out last weekend by the Southeast Texas High School Fishing Association.

“It was awesome. It was crazy. I just had a good feeling it was going to be our weekend,” said Nellie Miller, who manages the LCM Team.

Shearin and Henderson split $10,000 in scholarship money plus all sorts of prize gear for weighing the largest 10-fish limit. Contestants weighed their five biggest fish each day.

Bridge City’s team of Tanner Wilson and Ethan Bourque finished second with a total of 39.81 pounds. They finished second in the same tournament a year ago….Full Story