Martin juniors take fourth at Texas championship

Arlington Martin hooks more success in second season of bass fishing

Jackson Hall and Josh Soroka decided some of their competitors were in too deep.

The Martin seniors-to-be took to shallow water to earn a fourth-place finish at the Texas High School Bass Association state tournament June 18-19 at Toledo Bend Reservoir on the Texas-Louisiana border. Their finish netted the anglers $2,000 apiece in scholarship money, not to mention some impressive trophies.

Soroka and Hall’s accomplishment at state was part of a successful season for the Martin bass fishing team. Martin completed its second official season of competition by sending three teams — five anglers total — to the state tournament. Martin wasn’t the only Arlington school to make waves. First-year fishing program Arlington High earned West Division Team of the Year honors.

“Going in, we thought we were going to be top 20,” Soroka said of state. “We didn’t think we were going to be top 5.”…Read More