Highland seniors win sectional

News-DemocratApril 29, 2014 

Highland High School Seniors Shane Campbell and Joe Bardill caught a five-fish limit of 17.27 pounds to win the Coffeen Lake Sectional bass fishing championship that was held Friday.

Seniors Eric Luitjohan and Austin Niggli caught a five-fish limit of 16.81 pounds to take second place at the Coffeen Sectional.

The Granite City team of Eddie Lemman and Jonathan Ozanich won third place with a 15.86-pound catch.

The top three teams from each sectional across the state advance to the IHSA State Tournament that will be held May 9-10 on Carlyle Lake.

From the Coffeen Sectional, they include:

Highland No. 1: Bardill, Campbell and Blake Schumacher; driver Jon Rinderer.

Highland No. 2: Luitjohan, Niggli and Michael Frank; driver Scott Sautman.

Granite City: Eddie Lemman and Jonathan Ozanich; driver Ed Lemman.

Highland's coaches are Scott Sautman, Eric Luitjohan and Jon Rinderer.

Here are the rest of the top 10 finishers in the Coffeen Sectional.

4. Father McGivney Catholic in Maryville, No. 1, 11.95 pounds

5. Mount Olive No. 1, 11.17 pounds

6. Mount Olive No. 2, 9.25 pounds

7. Carlyle No. 1, 7.67 pounds

8. Carlyle No. 2, 7.35 pounds

9. Mater Dei No. 1, 2.25 pounds

10. Triad No. 1, 2.18 pounds

A team from Mater Dei landed the tournament's big bass at 4 pounds.

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