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CVCC fishing signs East Lincoln’s Mackey, Armstrong

CVCC fishing signs East Lincoln’s Mackey, Armstrong

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Brooke Armstrong and Cabe Mackey

East Lincoln seniors Brooke Armstrong and Cabe Mackey recently signed their national letters of intent to join the bass fishing team at Catawba Valley Community College next season. Pictured on the front row, from left, are CVCC head coach Angela Mayo, Armstrong and Mackey. On the back row is CVCC assistant coach John Mayo.

The Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team announces the first two anglers signed for its 2021-22 recruiting class.

East Lincoln High School anglers Brooke Armstrong and Cabe Mackey are joining the program and signed with the Red Hawks over the past week.

“I am excited about having Brooke and Cabe join us in the fall,” said CVCC bass fishing head coach Angela Mayo. “We have several current Red Hawk anglers who will be graduating. Brooke and Cabe — along with the other recruits — have some pretty big shoes to fill, but I have no doubt that they are all up to the task.”

Signing to compete on the bass fishing scene collegiately is a dream come true for Mackey.

“I love to fish, and I always have since I started,” Mackey said. “This means a lot to be on a team that is doing very well and for coach Mayo to believe in me. It’s an amazing feeling.”

Armstrong is thankful for the ability to get her education while also competing on the water.

“Having an opportunity to go to school while doing something I love means the world to me,” Armstrong said. “I’m so thankful for coach Mayo for giving me this opportunity. I’m stoked to see what the future holds for me. Being able to fish on a team of such amazing anglers is super exciting.”

Armstrong and Mackey join a CVCC bass fishing team that currently ranks as the top junior college program in the latest Bass Pro Shops School of the Year standings.

“We are building a really strong program here at CVCC, and (Armstrong and Mackey) will certainly help us continue on that path,” Mayo said.

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