Muhlenberg County wins state bass fishing title

Muhlenberg County wins state bass fishing title

Muhlenberg County’s Isaiah Smith and Spencer Shemwell closed out the second day of the 2024 KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship with another round-best performance Saturday, as the duo won the state title at Kentucky Dam Marina in Gilbertsville.

Smith and Shemwell, who led after Friday’s opening round, finished with 40 pounds, 2 ounces and won by more than 8 pounds.

Muhlenberg County’s Chase Rickard won the Big Bass Award with a 5-pound, 14-ounce catch on Friday. He and Dylan Eubanks placed seventh with 24 pounds, 14 ounces.

Whitesville Trinity’s Carson Fitzgerald and Brady McBrayer took third place with 31 pounds, 2 ounces.

Muhlenberg County’s Gabrielle Hayward and Alexus Latham finished as runners-up in the girls’ state competition after reeling in 14 pounces, 13 ounces.



Fourth-ranked Pleasure Ridge Park scored five runs in the third inning on the way to victory.

Gavin Howard went 1-for-2 with a run and an RBI for DC (15-16), which was undone by three errors.

Brayden Bruner scored twice for PRP. Logan Strong and Kobie Howard each had a double.

Game stats

DAVIESS COUNTY 000 011 0 — 2 3 3

PLEASURE RIDGE PARK 003 130 x — 9 3 0

WP-Dudeck. LP-Tucker. 2B-Strong, Howard (PRP).