The Student News Site of West Delaware High School


The Student News Site of West Delaware High School


The Student News Site of West Delaware High School


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West Delaware Bass Fishing

Team Competes in Missouri
Front Row: Kaden Farmer (9), Trayvn Sullivan (10), Coach Kenny Pasker, and Aiden Chopard (10); Back Row: Grant Rees (11), Keegan Carnicle (11), Blake Recker (12), Keenan Waugh (12), Coach Rick Robinson, Coach Chris Rees, and Jace Turnis (11).

On Sunday, April 7, West Delaware Bass Fishing Team competed in Missouri at the Abu Garcia College Fishing Tournament. People from all over the world traveled to this tournament. This was the first time that West Delaware participated in this tournament.

Two out of the four West Delaware boats placed at the tournament. Jace Turnis (11) and Kaden Farmer (9) placed 30 out of 60 ending with a 4 ½ lb. largemouth bass.

Blake Recker (12) and Keenan Waugh (12) caught five fish weighing 12 lbs. and placed 11 out of 60 in the tournament. 

“It’s a lot harder to fish in locations that you are unfamiliar with and in different weather conditions,” Farmer said. According to Farmer, the Hawks are familiar with shallow water and weeds, and Table Rock Lake is deep, rocky water.

The team didn’t catch as many fish as they wanted to because it was windy and hard fishing conditions all around. 

Trayvn Sullivan (10) also participated in the tournament. “We spent a lot of money and got a lot of sunburn, but even though we didn’t catch many fish we had a great time overall,” Sullivan said. 

Farmer enjoyed the tournament overall. “The best part about this tournament was hanging out with my teammates at the cabin,” Farmer said.

The students who participated in the tournament were Blake Recker (12), Keegan Carnicle (11), Aiden Chopard (10), Kaden Farmer (9), Grant Rees (11), Trayvn Sullivan (10), Jace Turnis (11), Keenan Waugh (12), and the three coaches, Kenny Pasker, Rick Robinson, and Chris Rees.

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Ella Goedken
Ella Goedken, Staff
Hi! My name is Ella Goedken. I’m a junior at West Delaware. This is my first year in Jouralism. I am involved in Wrestling. I enjoy helping other people and being a problem solver. I also enjoy listening to music and hanging out with family and friends. Outside of girls wrestling, I work at Subway. I have a inside dog and two inside cats. After high school I plan to go to college and study to be a Paralegal.

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