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ILHS fishermen finish strong

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High school team won School of the Year, placed 3rd overall

By The Staff

Indian Land High School students Christopher Daniels and Calvin Currie fished in the 2018-19 Palmetto Boat Center High School Classic on May 10–11 and performed well on Lake Keowee in Pickens County.
This was the high school state championship and determined the winning team overall for the season.
Currie, an ILHS senior, and Daniels, a junior, compete with the York County High School Anglers team, which includes team members from Clover, Fort Mill, Nation Ford and York high schools.
The weather was not very cooperative, with heavy rain and thunderstorms during the tournament.
Daniels and Currie fished hard and weighed in a respectable bag of 9.5 pounds May 10, including a 3.42-pound bass.
May 11 proved to be a tougher day, with few bites and more poor weather.
However, the ILHS duo, as part of the YCHS team, did not give up and managed to put 6 pounds in the live well for a combined two-day weight of 15.88 pounds.
This effort secured them a 31st-place finish for the weekend Classic among two-member teams.
The York County High School team, which included three boats, won School of the Year and placed third overall in the Classic.
This is the second year in a row the YCHS team took home the first place-trophy for School of the Year for overall points for the season – 1,237 points.
The Daniels-Currie team finished out the season in fifth place overall out of 270 boats, with 1,141 points.
The fifth-place finish qualified the ILHS anglers for the Bass Masters Mossy Oak High School National Championship. They will fish this televised tournament in August on Kentucky Lake.
This has been an outstanding season for these two anglers, representing Indian Land High School at every event.
Both anglers started the season with three major goals:
• The ILHS Warriors duo wanted to finish in the top 10 in at least one event (they accomplished this at Lake Wylie with a second-place finish).
• Second, they wanted to qualify for the Classic and they accomplished that, along with a respectable finish.
• Currie and Daniels also wanted to qualify for the national championship in August, and they reached that goal.