Local high school anglers move up in overall standings

Wes Rollo and Will Powers display their catch

The Natchitoches Central and Lakeview High School fishing teams participated in a tournament on Toledo Bend. The team of Wes Rollo and Will Powers finished in 10th place with 8.44 pounds for the day and Nic Chapman and Slade Sanders finished in 22nd place with a total 5.82 pounds in a very large field of anglers.

On front row from left are Slade Sanders, Becky Owens, Rusty Owens, Wes Rollo and Nic Chapman. On back row are Will Powell, Mason Pitts and Coach Jeff Rollo. Photos provided by Marsha Daugherty.

This moved Chapman and Sanders into 18th place overall in the NLHSFL standings. Lakeview’s team of Dillon Longino and Joe Gallien are ranked in the 57th position in a field of 164 anglers.

LHS team of Joe Gallien and Dillon Longino

The NCHS teams were supported by Rusty and Becky Owens, parents of the late fishing team member Hunter Owens who lost his life Feb. 26 in an auto accident.

Owens’ scheduled partner for the tournament, Mason Pitts, landed a large bass he decided not to weigh in to honor his late friend. Rusty Owens captained the boat for Pitts

Mason Pitts landed a large bass he decided not to weigh in to honor his late friend, Hunter Owens.

Lakeview High School, along with Parkway and Benton High Schools, will host a tournament Saturday, March 30 at Black Lake.

The event is sponsored by Bayou Outdoors Supercenter. Weigh in will be at Lakeview High School.

Rusty Owens hugs a supporter as he collects a donation in memory of his son, Hunter Owens.

A love fund in the name of Hunter Owens has been set up at City Bank and Trust. Funds will go towards the family and may be deposited at any location in Natchitoches, Campti and Many.