CASCADE, MD- Over 60 participants turned out for the Fort Ritchie Community Center’s Spring Bass Fishing Tournament. The tournament, which is sponsored by Cobblestone Hotel & Suites, is held on Lake Royer located on the former Fort Ritchie property in Cascade.
Bobby Swomley, of Williamsport, MD won the event with a 15-inch Bass. There was a three-way tie for second place: Gary Thomas, of Sharpsburg, MD; Brehon Sweeny, of Thurmont, MD; and Kody Brown, of Waynesboro, PA; each caught a 13.5-inch Bass. Owen Cozort, of Hagerstown, MD, took top honors in the youth division with a 15-inch catch and Pierce French, of Boonsboro, MD, was second with a 14-inch Bass.
Funds raised through the Bass Fishing Tournaments support the youth programs offered by the Community Center such as Summer Camp, Kids Club, Sports Saturday, and special events such as the annual community Halloween Party and Breakfast with Santa. The Community Center is in Cascade located on the former Fort Ritchie U.S. Army Post property.