Michael Postlewait, fisherman

Astoria senior Michael Postlewait, at about this time last year, following a fishing event in California.

Forty-nine of the most outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2020 Bassmaster High School All-State fishing team.

And one of the 49 is from Astoria.

Astoria High School senior Michael Postlewait made the list, providing a nice finish to his bass fishing career at the high school level.

The students were selected for the honor based on their success in bass tournament competition, academic achievement and leadership in conservation and community service.

Some states such as Tennessee and Texas had as many as six all-state selections (first team plus honorable mention).

While Washington state and California had no selections, Postlewait was the only angler selected from Oregon, while Luke Van Norman of Roseburg was one of 54 honorable mention selections nationwide.

To be considered for the all-state fishing team, a student must have been nominated by a parent, coach, teacher or other school official. Students enrolled in grades 10-12 with a current-year grade point average of 2.5 or higher were eligible.

Gary Henley is a sports reporter for The Astorian. Contact him at 503-861-8493 or ghenley@dailyastorian.com.

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