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Sutherland team wins high school bass tournament

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Sutherland team of brothers Hunter and Jaron Cooper won the Bass Federation – Student Angler Federation Nebraska High School Bass Tournament Championship at Lewis and Clark Lake’s Weigand Marina on July 21.

The team, coached by Kent Priel, caught five fish weighing a total of 12 pounds, 4 ounces.

A Star City Anglers team from Wahoo took second place. Colton Kelle of Beatrice and McKael Gollin of Firth caught five fish weighing 9 pounds, 13 ounces.

Taking third place with five fish weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces was the Lincoln County Bass Bosses team of brothers Zane and Chase Leibhart from North Platte.

Hunter Cooper also caught the tournament’s biggest fish, a 3-pound, 5-ounce bass.

Eighteen teams participated in the tournament.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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