Fish rodeo wranglers awarded fishing rods

May 06, 2003|by JULIE E. GREENE

SHARPSBURG - Several Sharpsburg area children won fishing rods at the town's annual fishing rodeo on Saturday, Town Councilman J.W. Eichelberger said at Monday night's mayor and council meeting.

Prizes were given to the top finishers in three age categories for catching the longest trouts as well as to the children who caught the smallest fish, the biggest fish and the most fish, Eichelberger said.

There was a four-way tie in the contest for children age 6 and younger. Megan Bowman, Bradly Cole, Megan Eichelberger and John Minnick each caught a 13-inch-long trout.

In the contest for 7- to 10-year-olds, the winner was Brandi Hambleton with her 137/8-inch-long trout. Jay Minnick came in second (131/2 inches) and Brandon Mose won third (131/4 inches).


Ronnie Hambleton won the contest for 11- to 15-year-olds with a 161/2-inch-long trout. Phil Marshall placed second (131/2 inches) and Dylan Cole came in third (133/8 inches).

Danielle Hambleton caught the smallest fish and Gary Harris caught the biggest one.

Billy Turner caught the most fish, 12.

A raffle was held for all youngsters who didn't win in the fishing contest. The winner was Garrett Bowman.

All the participants who stayed until the end of the fishing rodeo at Town Pond were given a gift certificate for an ice cream cone or snowball at Nutter's Ice Cream, Eichelberger said.

Eichelberger said he tried to solicit donations from several Hagerstown-area discount and sporting goods stores, but only Wal-Mart chipped in with $50 toward the prizes.

Participants had to live in the Sharpsburg school district.

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