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RHHS anglers to host GHSKFA state championship
RHHS anglers

Richmond Hill High School thoroughly dominated the Georgia High School Kayak Fishing Association regular season through six tournaments, so much so that 14 Wildcats finished in the top 20 in the Angler of the Year standings and the top five are all RHHS. 

To the victors go the spoils. The Wildcats now will play host to the state championship tournament, which gets under way for real Saturday and finishes up Sunday at Waterways in Richmond Hill.

The event is open to the public, according to Wildcats coach Ron Champion – one of the world’s top kayak anglers in his own right.

“The public can watch from the bank and the many seating areas around the lake,” he said.

“The Bridges are a great vantage point.”

Waterways’ Grand Lagoon is “a Bill Dance Signature Lake that covers over five miles,” according to the tournament website. “The Lagoon winds through the diverse native habitats of the coastal uplands and the Waterways Community. Get ready to catch some Big Bass on this beautiful lake.”

Waterways is located at 51 Waterways Parkway, Richmond Hill.

Angler standings

1. Aiden Pluff, RHHS, 306.2

2. Branton Champion, RHHS, 303.7

3. Owen Osden, RHHS, 303.4

4. Ryan Fitzgerald, RHHS, 300.2

5. Jackson Behringer, RHHS, 299.7

6. Luke Garafalo, Clarke Central, 296

7. Skyler Magnarella, Clark Central, 292

8. Blake Hendrickson, Fullerton, 291

9. Holdyn Udinsky, RHHS, 283.3

10. Hunter Brown, RHHS, 283.1

11. Samuel Banister, Raising Arrows Academy, 271.1

12. Alexander Erb, RHHS, 270

13. Zander Cleaveland, RHHS, 262 

14. Jackson Hopper, RHHS, 190

15. Joey Moore, RHHS, 190

16. Silas Baker, Inspire, 179

17. Jaggar Monaco, RHHS, 178

18. Dylan Walker, RHHS, 88

19. Christopher Larez, RHHS, 85

20. Levi Smallwood, Inspire, 85

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