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UAPB Fishing Team finishes fourth in Nov. 16 collegiate tournament

A team from Arkansas-Pine Bluff finished fourth in the Arkansas Collegiate Series tournament held Nov. 16 on the Arkansas River at Pine Bluff. Hunter Dickey and Ignacio Lopez-Morales weighed in with 11.74 pounds. Twenty teams from Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana participated in the third contest in the series which was hosted by the UAPB Fishing Team.

Fourth-Grader Bags Trophy

J. Grant Atwood, 10, of Star City bagged this turkey with his father, Jeff Atwood, during the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's annual Youth Turkey Hunt on April 7. The trophy, taken in Rison, weighed 19 pounds, had a 10-inch beard and 1-inch spurs. Grant is in Stacie Branson's fourth-grade class at Jimmy Brown Elementary.

Turkey Youth Hunt

Zackary Motsinger, 11, a fifth-grade student at Gandy Elementary, killed this four-bearded turkey (10 1/2", 7 1/2", 4" and 5") Sunday during the youth hunt. (Special to The Commercial)

10 things to take away from Classic

Last month's Bassmaster Classic marked my 10th Classic, most of which I've attended as a working journalist, and just like the previous nine world championships, I once again learned a few things and had some other ideas reinforced while watching the world's best bass fishermen match wits with little green fish.