Bass Fishing

Coaches:  Dennis Heape, Duke Jenkel, Lew Schweizer

Assistant Coaches: Will Weatherford, Eric Tabing

Volunteer Boat Captains:  Bill Hicks, Kevin Hicks, Tim Rulevish, Keith Hagene, Scott Kreger

Team Members:  Robert Sowder, Grant Murphy, Grant Thompson,  Dalton Pyatt, Kyle Kreger,  Cory Dahn, Sam Staffey, Seth Witbracht, Garrett Vuichard, Chase Fulkerson, Sean Allgire, Chandler Jines, Dakotah Alvis, Terry Davis, Chase Witbracht, Kenden Denton, Ty Fleming, Luke Chapman, Darian Harris

PCHS Anglers win the first ever IHSA-Unified Bass Fishing State Championship!

PCHS Anglers Grant Thompson and Jake Hagene earned Championship Honors at the IHSA-Unified Tournament held in conjunction with the IHSA State Tournament held at Carlyle Lake.  The team was coached by Mr. Will Weatherford.

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Congratulations to PCHS Bass Angler Jacob Louis for signing the FIRST EVER Letter of Intent to become a member of the McKendree College Bearcat Fishing Team.  Jacob earned the first fishing scholarship ever at PCHS.  Good Luck Jacob!  Go Make it Happen!


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Congrats to PCHS Angler Cale Jausel for earning a spot on the Greenville College Bass Fishing Team.  Good Luck Cale!

Wack ‘Em Good !!

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 2016 Summer Team Tournament Schedule


NOTE :  All team members MUST attend the team meetings on the Thursday before the tournaments.  Any angler not attending the meeting will not be guaranteed a spot in a boat at the Saturday tournament.   Failure to communicate with a coach will result in a forfeit for the tournament.  No exceptions. 

May 23, 2015 – DuQuoin City Lake

June 20, 2015 – Pinckneyville City Lake

July 11, 2015 – Kinkaid Lake

August 1, 2915 – Washington County State Lake

Team standings will be based on an angler’s best 3 scores of the 4 tournament performances.

~ The River to River Conference Tournament will be held on May 30, 2015.  Coaches will select anglers to compete.

~ The National Hunting and Fishing Days Tournament will be held on September 26, 2015 at Crab Orchard Lake.


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2016 Inter-Team Points Race Standings 


Tournament History:

IHSA Sectional Champions ~ 2008-09, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015

State Tournament Qualifier ~ 2009-2010, 2010-2011

IHSA State Tournament4th Place Finish  2008-2009

IHSA State Tournament ~ 2nd Place Finish 2013-2014

IHSA Unified Division State Tournament ~ 1st Place Finish  2016

National Hunting and Fishing Days High School Bass Fishing Tournament Champions ~ 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016

Southern Illinois River to River Conference Tournament Champions ~ 2014, 2016

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Panther Anglers in the News!

National Hunting and Fishings Back 2 Back Champs!

PCHS Unified Fishing Team story makes national publication!

River to River Conference Champions!


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 PCHS Team Selection Criteria for IHSA Tournament Series



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