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Cheek wins Big Bass Trophy at Green River Lake

MCSH Bass Fishing with successful weekend

Mercer County freshman Mason Cheek had a big weekend at Green River Lake on Saturday, Oct. 19. (photo by Periann Blair)

Arpan Dixit
Herald Staff

The Mercer County Bass Fishing team continues their strong start to the season on the water.

They recently competed in competition at Green River Lake and had quite a day.

Freshman Mason Cheek won the Big Bass Trophy by catching a fish weighing 4.34 pounds.

“It was an amazing achievement for Mason (Cheek). This was a surprise to him and he is such a humble kid,” said Mercer County bass fishing Head Coach Periann Blair. “It was a tough day for them out on the lake.”

Once things started rolling for the Titans, things became easier.

“They kept chasing the bass and finally started sight fishing the bass,” said Blair. “He (Cheek) tied on a different swim bait and it got the attention of the fish.”

The Titans hosted the tournament and there was a team tournament outside of individual competition.

Eighth graders Jackson Abrams and Eli Stringfield won first place, freshman Gabe Blair and Cheek placed second and freshman Hope Lanham and sophomore JC Howard placed third.

Mercer County’s next tournament will be on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Herrington Lake. The tournament will be hosted by Danville High School.

The Mercer County bass fishing team competed at a tournament at Green River Lake on Saturday, Oct. 19. They are pictured L to R with their trophies: sophomore JC Howard, freshman Hope Lanham, eighth grader Jackson Abrams, eighth grader Eli Stringfield, freshman Gabe Blair and freshman Mason Cheek. (photo by Periann Blair)

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