North Laurel bass team loaded with talent

NL bass fishing team would have returned a lot of talent

This year, the North Laurel bass fishing team was looking to return a lot of talented student-athletes, and North Laurel Coach Nathan Stewart thought 2020 was going to be a special year for the Jaguars.

Stewart knew that the season was in jeopardy after seeing other cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic and knew it wasn’t looking good for his team or their season.

“When the adult bass tournaments started to get canceled I knew that the high school season would be in danger and KHSAA had to do what they had to do and once the ‘dead period’ was put into place I knew that was the end of the season,” he said.

With the season now canceled, Stewart is looking back at what a special season it could have been for his team.

“After last year’s second place finish (Colby Joseph and Jackson Rush) in the regional and sending three teams (Colby Joseph, Jackson Rush, Noah Creech, Brayden Bridges, Brady Roberts and Joshua Cochran) to the state tournament and having all of those fishermen back this year, I was really excited to get the season going and build on what we did as a team last year,” Stewart said. “All those guys had really worked hard and after getting some experience last year on Kentucky Lake and Green River, I know they would be ready to fish.”…Full Story