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October 25, 2016
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October 25, 2016

Speedy Stop Kids Tourney

Speedy Stop convenience Stores held their 16th annual Kid’s Fishing Tournament on August 13 at the Community Center in Port O’Connor.

The company, which operates stores throughout East, Central and South Texas expressed sincere thanks and appreciation to all of the children, parents and family members who participated in the event and helped to make it a big success.

Below are the tournament winners:  

HALF PINT DIVISION – AGES 2-6

CRAB CATEGORY

1st – Deuce Blaschke • 2nd – Mason Henderson

3rd – Rhett Branch • 4th – Brooklyn Ulrich

HARDHEAD CATEGORY

1st – Deuce Blaschke • 2nd – Luke Spann

3rd – Nolan Gonzales • 4th – Lilly Nelson

PIGGY PERCH CATEGORY

1st – Hayden Ezzell • 2nd – Megan Ulrich

3rd – Jayden Shive • 4th – Landry Wendel

TROUT CATEGORY

1st – Laela Aranda • 2nd – Gaige Raybon

3rd – Brennan Gregory • 4th – Karter Phillips

REDFISH CATEGORY

1st – Bayelah DeLeon • 2nd – Pryncess Sew

3rd – Alice Brown • 4th – Madden Guevara

OPEN CATEGORY

1st – Ellie Roben • 2nd – Bethani Wittig

3rd – Collin Bellanger • 4th – Lainey Clark

SOW TROUT DIVISION – AGES 7-9

CRAB CATEGORY

1st – Tristan Vahalik • 2nd – Hannah Hernandez

3rd – Gage Kirkpatrick • 4th – Logan Lott

HARDHEAD CATEGORY

1st – Addisynne Rosas • 2nd – Wyatt Garza

3rd – Kyleigh Dolan • 4th – Roy Rodriguez

PIGGY PERCH CATEGORY

1st – Heston Lovett • 2nd – Olivia Stanich

3rd – Tristan Foster • 4th – Brody Henderson

TROUT CATEGORY

1st – Cole Neill • 2nd – Keith Hicks

3rd – Derek Pfeil • 4th – Shiyla Schmidt

REDFISH CATEGORY

1st – Carington Osornia • 2nd – Keith Hicks

3rd – Kelsie May • 4th – Gunner Young

OPEN CATEGORY

1st – Jayden Adames • 2nd – Addisynne Rojas

3rd – Nikki Hurley • 4th – Matthew Christoferson

BULL RED DIVISION – AGES 10-12

CRAB CATEGORY

1st – Terrick Martinez • 2nd – Ashlynn Gasch

3rd – Tre Hernandez • 4th – Ashlynne Jenkins

HARDHEAD CATEGORY

1st – Riley Costella • 2nd – Felicia Tippie

3rd – Martha Robles • 4th – Cayden Cherry

PIGGY PERCH CATEGORY

1st – Madyson Lovett • 2nd – Kayden Marbach

3rd – Summer Young • 4th – Madalynn Kroos

TROUT CATEGORY

1st – Tanner Monroe • 2nd – Riley Costella

3rd – Kolbi Darilek • 4th – Tristyn Schmidt

REDFISH CATEGORY

1st – Vic Nunez • 2nd – Joseph Diaz

3rd – Jessie Lashley • 4th – Josh May

OPEN CATEGORY

1st – Vic Nunez • 2nd – Wesley Moss

3rd – Taylor Hlavac • 4th – Forrest Clark

OPEN DIVISION – AGES 2-12

SMALLEST FISH CATEGORY

1st – Landon Wilson • 2nd – Rhett Branch

3rd – Abigail Schoppe • 4th – Isaiah Bautista

   

Winchester Celebrates 150 Years

In 1866, America was still rebuilding from the recently concluded Civil War, and citizens were pushing West in an effort to find their fortunes and settle the frontier. At the same time, Oliver Winchester established the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. The Winchester brand went on to help Americans settle the West, win two World Wars, help law enforcement keep our communities safe and, to this day, continues to revolutionize the way hunters and shooters succeed in the field and on the range. 

Like few other brands, Winchester has helped shape America and in 2016, the iconic brand celebrates this important milestone by introducing one of its most collectible editions of ammunition in history, featuring classic Winchester artwork and embossed packaging, making these offerings truly unique. 

Collectible ammunition offerings will be available throughout the year and include: 

• .270 Winchester 150-grain 

• .30-30 Winchester 150-grain 

• .44-40 Winchester 200-grain  

• 12-gauge 3-inch 1¼ ounces of No. 2 steel for waterfowlers 

Additional Winchester Ammunition products will carry special 150th anniversary markings. Look for your favorite loads in popular offerings throughout the year. To honor the milestone, Winchester Repeating Arms Company will be releasing a commemorative Winchester 1866 Yellow Boy lever-action rifle chambered in .44-40. The original Yellow Boy was the first ever firearm to bear the Winchester name.

“Winchester has been a part of America for more than half of the country’s history and has played a vital role not only in the way we hunt and shoot, but also in the settling of this great nation,” said Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition vice president of marketing, sales and strategy. “We are proud of Winchester’s storied history and look forward to making these collectible products available to those shooting enthusiasts who wish to share in the company’s continuing legacy.”

The iconic Winchester brand celebrates 150 years of legendary excellence in 2016—a historic milestone representing a steadfast commitment to the hunting and shooting sports traditions and future generations of sportsmen.

Learn more about the history of Winchester by visiting Winchester.com or at Facebook.com/WinchesterOfficial.

Edited by TF&G Staff

Video EXTRA

Costa Sunrise Lens

We recently had the opportunity to trek up to Sam Rayburn Reservoir and hit the water with the folks over at Costa and their pro staff.  The shining star of this event was the newly developed Sunrise Lens.

I know what you are thinking, yet another new lens that will be helpful on the water but nothing to call home about.  WRONG!  These lenses are totally new and totally legit.

Costa developed the Sunrise Lens with a special formulation of color enhancement and color contrast tailored around dusk and dawn activity.

 In addition to being specially designed to repel oil and water, the inside of the lens features an anti-reflective coating to prevent backside light from causing eye strain or reflection back into the eyes.

The Sunrise Lens features polarization that is tailored around the morning and dawn effects to allow the pupils, rods, and cones in your eyes to all work together to reduce eye strain. After only ten minutes on the water at dawn I was able to truly see the difference.  Sight fishing became increasingly easier in low light, allowing us to see those big bass buried in the Hydrilla below.

Check out the video at FishGame.com for more coverage of our trip and be sure to head over to Costa’s website and snag a new pair of shades with the Sunrise Lenses.

—Elliott Donnelly

 

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