Second day of state bass fishing tournament rained out; Morton wins title

News-DemocratJune 1, 2013 

The final day of the fifth annual Illinois High School Association state bass fishing tournament was rained out Saturday at Carlyle Lake.

The competition will not be rescheduled and the results from the first round Friday are final. The state champion is Morton High School, whose team caught five bass weighing 13 pounds, 4 ounces.

Placing second through fifth were: Wheaton Warrenville South (five bass, 11 pounds, 10 ounces); Niles Notre Dame (five-bass, 10 pounds, 14 ounces); East Peoria (five bass, 10 pounds, 10 ounces); Benton (five bass, 10 pounds, 2 ounces).

The top local team was Nashville, which placed sixth by reeling in five bass weighing 9 pounds, 4 ounces. Defending champion Highland finished in 10th place, pulling in five bass totaling 8 pounds, 2 ounces.

Other local team results were:

* Edwardsville, 12th place, five bass, 7 pounds, 12 ounces.

*Carlyle, 17th place, five bass, 6 pounds, 11 ounces.

*Mater Dei, 33rd place, two bass, 2 pounds, 8ounces.

Other squads that placed in the Top 10 were: Washington (seventh place, five bass, 9 pounds, 3 ounces), Teutopolis (eighth place, five bass, 9 pounds); and Goreville (ninth place, 8 pounds, 5 ounces).

Domenico Vigilante, of Elmhurst York, caught the biggest bass of the tournament (4 pounds, 9 ounces).

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