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Winners of annual Kid's Fishing Derby announced

By Bill Kelly
THE DALHART TEXAN

The 19th Annual Kids Fishing Derby was held Saturday at the kid's fishing pond at Rita Blanca Lake. Prizes were awarded in four categories. In the category for anglers aged three and under, Hadlee Stegall was the first girl to catch a fish and the first girl to catch five fish. Arlen Stewart was the first boy to catch a fish and the first boy to catch five fishes.

In the category for ages four to six years old, Brooklyn Donegan was the first girl to catch a fish, and Ehlenan Crabtree was the first girl to catch five fish. Ace Chacon was the first boy to catch a fish, and A.J. Moreno was the first boy to catch five fish. In the category for ages seven to 12 years old, Alexis Elliott was the first girl to catch a fish, and Sunday Jenkins was the first girl to catch five fish. Graham Carritt was the first boy to catch a fish, and J.J. Howard was the first boy to catch five fish.

In the category for anglers up to age 16, Payton Miller was the first girl to catch a fish and the first girl to catch five fish. Brenden Blanco was the first boy to catch a fish, and Matthew Lees was the first boy to catch five fish. Tagged fish were also released in the pond. Lexi Gonzelez and Aaron Valdez each caught one of these fish.