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Maplesville Athletic Club Fishing Tournament a success

The Maplesville Athletic Club held its Fourth Annual Fishing Tournament March 26 on Lay Lake to help raise money for the school’s athletic program.

According to Vickie Smith, wife of Athletic Club President James Smith, an estimated $6,000 to $7,000 was raised during the event.

The total was higher than the amount raised in 2015.

The weigh-in area was a popular place for both fishermen and spectators during the Maplesville Athletic Club Fishing Tournament on March 26. (Contributed Photos)

The weigh-in area was a popular place for both fishermen and spectators during the Maplesville Athletic Club Fishing Tournament on March 26. (Contributed Photos)

“We went in just wanting to see it continue to grow,” Smith said. “It went really well.”

Shane Horton and Scott Crittenden grabbed first place among the 66 boats that entered the tournament with fish that weighed in at 21.49.

Other results included: second place, Scott Rockett and Matt Harris at 20.65; third place, Brian Stiffler at 20.52; fourth place, Alan Yarbrough and Bill Granberry at 20.25; fifth place, Josh Williams and Mikey Fredrick at 19.72; sixth place, Josh Mims and Chad Bennett at 19.65; seventh place Kane Richardson and Billy Reynolds at 17.30.

The “no-weight pot” was $165, and Wendell Smith was the winner after being chosen at random.

The “big fish pot” was $1,056 and was won by Scott Rockett and Matt Harris with a 7.32-pound catch.

Smith thanked all of the volunteers and fisherman that came out to make the event a success.