Sports / Outdoors – 6/17/2003

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Panolian Sports Headlines: June 17, 2003

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Youth Fishing Rodeo Draws
355 Participants
Dalton Webb was very excited as held up his awards for catching the biggest fish and placing first in the 0-5 year-old category at the Youth Fishing Rodeo .
Winners of the Youth Fishing Rodeo include (first row, l to r) Gavin Webb, Samantha Organ, Dalton Webb; (second row, l to r) Katelyn Webb, Ethan Dilley, Michell Russell, Alex Tuft, Tiffany Sandridge, announcer Jim Brewer; (third row, l to r) Lauren Russell, Janine Butler and Charles Corley.

SARDIS – Though not equal to a record crowd, the 14th annual Youth Fishing Rodeo was a crowning success.

Three hundred fifty-five youths ages 0 to 15 released hooks to bring in whatever Sardis Lower Lake decided to release Saturday morning.

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Dalton Webb had the big catch of the day with the biggest fish of 8.48 pounds. He also placed first in the 0-5 year old category. Webb used doughball to catch his fish.

The smallest fish award went to Mitchell Russell with a weight of .02 pounds.

Coordinator and Sardis Lake Park Ranger Bobby Cox announced 42 volunteers were responsible to help with the Rodeo. Also, Cox announced his retirement this year from the Corps.

There were more than enough prizes in the prize tent for each participant to have one and also a thermos or cup from local sponsors.

Category winners include:

0-5 years old
First Place: Dalton Webb, 8.48 pounds;
Second Place: Gavin Webb, 6.62 pounds
Third Place: Samantha Organ, 1.57 pounds

6-10 years old
First Place: Katelyn Webb, 7.24 pounds
Second Place: Alex Tuft, 5.69 pounds
Third Place: Ethan Dilley, 5.20 pounds

11-15 years old
First Place: Janine Butler, 4.37 pounds
Second Place: Lauren Russell, 3.36 pounds
Third Place: Charles Corley, 3.03 pounds

Biggest Turtle:
Tiffany Sandridge,
two turtles: 6.52 pounds total;
biggest 3.69 pounds.

Carver Receives Promotion to Grenada Lake Project

Enid Lake human resource manager Jimmy Carver has been named Grenada Project Manager by the Corps of Engineers.

Corps Employee Recognized
After serving 27 years as Resource Manager, the name James "Jimmy" L. Carver, has almost become synonymous with the name Enid Lake.

Effective June 1, 2003, Carver, from Pope was named Grenada Project Manger, responsible for the operation and maintenance of both Enid and Grenada Lakes in North Central Mississippi.

Carver began his career at Enid Lake as a high school student cutting grass during the summers. He became Resource Manager at Enid Lake in 1976 and led Enid Lake through the flood years of 1983, 1991 and most recently in 2002.

He also led in the modernization of four Class A Campgrounds and is currently involved in location of a Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Fish Hatchery at Enid Lake.

Carver will be working out of the Project Office located at Grenada Lake. He may be contacted at (662) 226-6090 ext. 107.