GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. — Muhlenberg County claimed its second straight KHSAA Bass Fishing Championship over the weekend.

The Mustangs prevailed in the third annual state high school fishing tournament, which took place on Kentucky Lake on Friday and Saturday.

The Muhlenberg County duo of Billy Hardison and Nathan Flener claimed the top overall nod with a two-day effort of 33 pounds, 11 ounces. Finishing strong on the second day, the Muhlenberg County tandem of Taylor Harris and Drew Mendoza placed second with a total haul of 29 pounds, 13 ounces.

Muhlenberg County High School has developed into a state powerhouse high school fishing program. The Mustangs finished second in the inaugural state high school fishing tournament in 2013. Muhlenberg County Head Coach Cody Napier was named the KHSAA Bass Fishing Coach of the Year.

In other individual honors, Tesa Hacker of Boyle County was named Kentucky National Guard Best and Brightest and Chase Soler of Allen Central won the Forcht Bank All-Around Excellence Award.

Fishing teams from throughout the state competed in the KHSAA tournament.

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