Club Spotlight – Berkeley Springs (W.V.)

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Berkeley Springs (W.V.) High School Fishing Team

Date club founded:  Fall 2013.

Club founders:  Patty Caldwell and Noah Caldwell.

Club affiliations:  B.A.S.S. Nation.

Club advisor and assistant coaches: Patty Caldwell.

Frequent boat captains: Vernie Arnold, Noah Caldwell, Chick Caldwell, Norman Smith, Carl Smith, Shane Ambrose, Mike Duvall, Curtis Gates, Craig Cockrell, Brian Day, Craig Sirbaugh, Mitch Yost, Anthony Saylor, Chad Brinegar, Landon Harrington, Ritchie Harrington, Jason Kyne and Tim Shanks.

Club accomplishments:  2015 Junior State Champion, Landon Harrington; 2015 Bassmaster High School All-State team, Noah Caldwell; 2016-17 Writer for, Grace Caldwell; 2016 High School Division third-place finish, Grace Caldwell and Katy Hoffman; 2016 Junior State Champions, Sam Ambrose and Trevor Albanese; 2016 Bassmaster Junior Championship qualifiers, Sam Ambrose and Trevor Albanese; 2016 Bassmaster High School All-State team, Grace Caldwell and Brad Knotts;  2016 Berkley Tackle Champions; 2017 State Championship second-place finish, Destiny Parsell and Riley Albanese; 2017 Bassmaster Junior National Championship qualifiers, Destiny Parsell and Riley Albanese; 2017 Bassmaster High School All-State team, Grace Caldwell and Landon Harrington; 2017 Bassmaster recognition for community efforts during Southern West Virginia flood, Katy Hoffman; 2017 conservation recognition for area project, Landon Harrington; 2017 team participation in youth camp; 2015-2019, an average of 83 percent of the team members were on honor roll at their school; 2018 Bassmaster High School All-State team, Trevor Albanese; 2019 State High School third-place finish, Landon Harrington and Sam Ambrose; 2019, Landon Harrington completed conservation project for third consecutive year; 2019 Bassmaster High School All-State team, Trevor Albanese and Sam Ambrose; 2019 State Junior Champions, Riley Albanese and Garrett Stotler; 2019 West Virginia Governor’s Service Award for Volunteerism,  Boat captain Norm Smith.

Other annual activities:  Sleepy Creek Lake conservation project, 2017-18; Wordensville Lake conservation project, 2019; Christmas tree collection, 2017-19; Cherry Run Boat Ramp cleanup, 2019;  Worm Springs Run cleanup, 2015-17; Taught fishing at Worm Springs Middle School, 2014-15; Christmas parade entry, 2017; Santa Claus for community event, 2017-19; Taught fishing at Mathas House, 2019; Taught fishing for pre-kindergartners, 2019; Taught fishing at Early Head Start Fun Day, 2019; Taught fishing at Great Cocapon Fun Day, 2018; Taught fishing at Cocapon State Park Girl Scout Retreat, 2019; Taught fishing at Morgan County Sheriff’s Camp, 2019; Donated raffle items to various fundraisers in the community, 2014-2019; Donated rods, reels and tackle box to other camps or fishing derbies, 2014-19; Volunteered to work weigh-ins for memorial tournaments; Boaters Safety Class, 2019; Participated in river search for missing teen, 2019.

Club members:  High School—Casey Gates, Hunter Duvall, Dillon Duvall, Chad R. Stotler, Landon Harrington, Tyler Clark, Sam Ambrose, Katy Hoffman, Sonja Hose, Mike Griggs, Tanner Day, Jordan Miller, Trevor Albanese, Trey Spielman and Steven Iden. Junior team—Riley Albanese Garrett Stotler, Justin Brinegar, Dornel Clark, Wyatt Sirbaugh, Destiny Parsell and Connor Duvall.

Team Facebook page:  Berkeley Springs High School Fishing.