Nantyr Shores Wins Ontario High School Championship
The Bass Federation Inc.
PERRY, Ontario (July 29, 2014) – The Nantyr Shores Secondary School team of Cole Vardy and Cooper Gallant brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 14.82 pounds to win the 2014 Ontario High School Fishing Championship on Lake Scugog. The win earned the team the title of Ontario champions and qualified the team to compete in a High School Fishing conference championship on the Nanticoke and Wicomico rivers in September.
The top five teams on Lake Scugog were:
1st: Nantyr Shores Secondary School – Cole Vardy and Cooper Gallant, five bass, 14.82 pounds
2nd: St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School – Jordan Santos and Emily Mount, five bass, 11.96 pounds
3rd: St. Stephen’s Secondary School – Greg Attard and Danny McGary, five bass, 11.86 pounds
4th: Port Perry High School – Keegan Mulroy and Langdon Zack, five bass, 10.58 pounds
5th: Ridgeway-Crystal Beach High School – Austin McMullen, five bass, 10.37 pounds
The 2015 Ontario High School Fishing Championship was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 9-12. The top 10 percent from each TBF/FLW state championship field will advance to a High School Fishing conference championship along with the top 3 teams from each of the six 2014 High School Fishing Opens that coincide with the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour. The top 10 percent of each conference championship field will then advance to the High School Fishing National Championship, coinciding with the TBF National Championship and an FLW Tour stop in the spring of 2015. The High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.
In addition to the High School Fishing National Championship, all SAF members nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest high school bass tournament, the 2014 High School Fishing World Finals, held on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Ark., on July 15-19. At the 2013 World Finals more than $40,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded. Visit HighSchoolFishing.org for details.