by Kelsey Sheffield
Spurger's two fishing teams took part in this year's regional championship tournament. One of the fishermen that represented Spurger, was acknowledged Friday evening from the association for reeling in the biggest catch of the year.
On Friday, May 16, Cory Hyden was invited to a banquet of which this year's fishing season was celebrated. At this ceremony, Hyden was presented with a trophy for catching the biggest fish of the year that weighed in at 9.09 pounds. The weekend of May 16 and 17, the high school regional championship tournament was hosted at Lake Sam Rayburn. Two teams, of 250, represented the Spurger Pirates. Nathaniel Lane and Michael Reyna fished as one team, and Cory Hyden and Robby Clark fished as the other. On Friday, Lane and Reyna pulled in three keepers for a weight of 5.38 pounds. Clark and Hyden caught two keepers for 3.84 pounds. Saturday went better for the team of Hyden and Clark. After not having much luck in size with the two they caught by noon, the boys decided to make some changes and began to reel in bigger catches, shortly before the end. The boys weigh in was 11.91 pounds. The results of the tournament are to be announced. Spurger's first year fishing program competed very well and represented the Pirates exceptionally.
On May 26 and 27 Spurger Pirate junior high and high school volleyball will be playing in this year's spring league. On Monday, the junior high will play, and on Tuesday the varsity will play at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. All games will be played in the Warren High School Gymnasium.