Scott County High bass team growing

SCHS bass fishing team continues to catch on

Against all odds in an era of hand-held devices and the addition of a second high school, Scott County’s bass fishing team continues to grow.

With an almost full complement of 11 anglers on their roster, the Cardinals hit the water at Lake Cumberland and Green River Lake several times this fall to get the motor running for their unique, split-season sport.

“It requires a lot of time,” SC senior Colton Combs said. “People think we just go out there and fish, but we spend a lot of time planning everything throughout the week. It’s always about making yourself better at fishing, and it’s a great hobby.”

Combs and boat partner Austin Taylor are seniors and teammates on the SCHS football team whose full attention will return to the non-contact, patience-is-a-virtue, alternative sport when that season is over.

They’re provided a foundation for the six-year-old program along with junior Cainaan Halsey.

He will break in a new partner, Will Stumbo, this year after he and recent graduate Tyler Sammons teamed up to make both states at Kentucky Lake last spring and the world championship over the summer.

“We went to nationals the year before that, and hearing that (worlds) was in Mississippi, watching all these pro tournaments there, it made me really want to go,” Halsey said….Full Story