New fishing club competes in tournament

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Feb. 10 was not what most would call a good day. The weather was cold and rainy, conditions that normally confine people indoors. That was not the case for the Sealy fishing club as they traveled to Overlook Park to compete in their first tournament after forming just two months ago.

Kenneth Simms is the faculty sponsor for the fishing club with sophomores Carter Cryan and Hunter Thielemann consisted of the team competing in the Somerville Tournament.

“The boys did an amazing job fishing in cold, rainy, windy conditions that had many other teams heading into their trucks,” Simms said. “We did have several fish get off the line before we could bag them and they would have put us in the top five, if not winning the whole thing.”

The team ended up finishing in 43rd place out of 188. Cryan did catch the team’s biggest fish of the tournament which put the team in the running to compete in the state finals.

The club’s next tournament is at Lake Houston on March 10 against 250 other teams. The Tigers will have three of their own with each boat seating two students and a boat captain.

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