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05/09/18 – KHSAA Bass Fishing Championship Begins Friday at Kentucky Dam Marina

May 9, 2018 2017-2018 News Releases

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2018

The sixth-annual KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship begins Friday morning at the Kentucky Dam Marina when 80 teams compete for the 2018 state title. The two-day KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship (May 11-12), with Calvert City serving as official host city, begins each morning with the boat launch from Kentucky Dam Marina at 7 a.m. The teams will launch in three flights, with a staggered return to the dock for weigh-ins. The launch order will then be reversed for the second day of the competition.

Teams will start returning to the marina at 3 p.m. each day, with the weigh-ins scheduled to begin at approximately 3:30 p.m. Awards will be presented following day two’s weigh-in to the top four teams along with the big bass award and the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year award.

In 2017, Muhlenberg County’s Taylor Harris and Braxten Beasley captured the state title after setting KHSAA records for single-day weight (21 lbs., 14 oz.) and two-day total (38 lbs., 10 oz.). Following this year’s event, highlights and official championship photos will be available at KHSAA.org.

More information on this year’s championship can be found through the links below:

2018 KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship
Schedule – http://khsaa.org/bassfishing/2018/timetable.pdf
Random Boat Launch Order – http://khsaa.org/bassfishing/2018/state/randomboatassignments.pdf
Championship program – http://khsaa.org/Publications/Programs/20172018/BassFishing/issue1/index.html

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The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 279 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 44 state championships in 13 sports and 5 sport-activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.

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