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Last week, the West Virginia Division of Natural resources announced that one local angler has broken a state record for his impressive catch.

Zachary Adkins of Cabins, caught a 53.1-inch, 59-pound grass carp earlier this month while fishing at Warden Lake in Hardy County.

For curious anglers out there, the WVDNR explained that Adkins used a large swimbait to catch the record fish.

Adkins’ catch broke the current length record of 50.75 inches. William Tucker still holds the record for weight with a 71.69-pound grass carp caught at Warden Lake in 2005.

The WVDNR said that anglers who believe they may have caught a state record fish should check the current records in the fishing regulations. Procedures for reporting a record catch also are included in the regulations.wvdnr.gov/Fishing/Fishing_regs.shtm

On Jan. 11, the Grant County Archery teams competed in the annual Buckhannon Archery Tournament.

The Maysville Archery team grabbed a big win at the event, finishing second as a group.

Individual winners of the event were Ka- din Tinney, who finished fourth in the middle school boy division and Danielle Fridley, who finished fifth in the high school girl division.

Following the tournament, archery coach Ruthann Nuzum took to Facebook to congrat- ulate the team on their performance.

“We are proud of all the shooters and look forward to a great archery season,” Nuzum said.

The team will next travel to Wheel- ing for the “A Shot in the
PARK” tournament.

The Petersburg High School Lady Vikings grabbed a series of wins during the annual PHS Tip-Off Tournament, beating out their county rival, the Lady Tigers from Union High School as well as nearby competitor, the Moorefield High School Yellow Jackets.

The tournament started with a win by the Yellow Jackets against the Pendleton County Wildcats before moving into the face-off between the Tigers and the Vikings.

In the match-up, the Vikings started with an early lead against the Tigers, ending their first period 16-5. The Vikings maintained this lead into halftime with a score of 29-13. The third period ended 41-22 and ultimately wrapped up with a Viking victory of 55-34.

While the Tigers struggled against the Vikings defense, Tiger Victoria Seabolt proved a.strong offensive competitor and picked up 16 points for UHS. Of those 16, seven came from two point field goals and two from free throws.

Matching Seabolt on the Vikings team was Kennedy Kaposy, who also picked up seven two-pointers and two free-throws for 16 points of her own.

Other Tiger scorers during the game were: Olivia Bomboy withn10 points, Brianna Martinnwith four points, Bridgette Knapp with two points and Chasity Broadwater and Angel
Getz with one point each.

Other scorers for the Vikings were: Kayla Lantz with 11 points, Mickala Taylor with 10 points, Kymberly Minnich with six points and Hannah Moyers, Carley Turner and Asia Rexroad with two points each.

Following their loss to the Vikings, the Tigers moved on to the consolation game against the Wildcats.

In this cat-fight, the Wildcats managed to edge out the Tigers, pushing the Tigers to fourth in the tournament and setting the Wildcats at third.

The tournament moved the Tigers to a 2-2 score for the season after picking up two strong wins against both Paw-Paw (56-10) and Harman High (51-27).

The Tigers will next take on Tygarts Valley High School this Friday.

The Vikings currently hold a season record of 5-1, including their two wins in the PHS tip-off tournament, having already picked up a win against East Hardy High School (64-21), two wins in the Hampshire County Tip-Off Tournament and a loss against the Frankfort Falcons (93-35).

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