CELINA – Scott Manson of Covington, Ohio, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division opener presented by Navionics on Grand Lake Saturday after weighing five bass totaling 12 pounds, 9 ounces. Manson pocketed $4,472 for his win.
“I started in the back of a mid-lake creek,” said Manson, who earned his second career-win on BFL competition. “The front of it was muddy, so I made my way back about a half-mile to some halfway-decent water. I threw to rocky banks while my boat sat in 5 to 6 feet of water and caught three keepers on a jig.”
Manson said he used a D&L Tackle Advantage Jig with a Zoom Super Chunk Jr. to catch his fish.
“I worked it back out into a couple of feet of water where the original shoreline was,” said Manson. “The water was high and there was some river weed in it, and that’s where they were biting. They were back there to spawn, but were waiting for the water to warm up.”
Manson said spent the remainder of his day running the entire length of the lake looking for the same type of rock banks.
“I only caught six keepers all day,” said Manson. “The other channels I went into had to have halfway-clean water. That was the main factor.”
by OAC softball
Former Piqua softball standout Haley Dotson wrapped up her career at Muskingum College this spring.
Dotson was 7-10 on the mound this season, with a 2.85 ERA and 62 strikeouts.
Dotson, who finished her career with a record of 11-13 and one save, was named honorable mention on the All-Ohio Atheltic Conference team.
up Heartland honor
Former Covington standout Brooke Gostomsky was recently named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week in softball.
Gostomsky was named the HCAC “Hitter of the Week” after helping lead the Yellow Jacket softball team to a 7-1 record during that time.
Gostomsky played in seven of those games, including starting in six, and batted an impressive .524 at the plate (11-of-21). She also hit a pair of home runs to go along with two doubles, eight runs scored and nine RBI. Gostomsky finished the week with a .565 on-base percentage and a .905 slugging percentage.
Gostomsky had four multi-hit games during the week, including a three-for-three effort against Rose-Hulman (Ind.) in the first game of the doubleheader in which she also scored a pair of runs and had four RBI. She went two-of-four in game two in addition to a run and RBI to end the overall day, five-of-seven with three runs scored and five RBI.