Rhea Alliance awards scholarships to Anglers

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Rhea County High School anglers left to right: Austin Goins, ,Brandsford Dean, Dillon Nelson, and Ridge Boofer pose with scholarships awards after the 2017 Rhea County Alliance Tournament held in Spring City and at Dayton Boat Dock. Not pictured are the Junior High Winners, Ando Goins and Caitlyn Masengale.(photo:submitted)

Local Anglers win scholarships for College

November 2017

Dayton, TN —  The Rhea County Alliance, Bryan College and Madisonville Marine combined to award over $8000.00 to Alliance Fishing Tournament winners in High School and Junior High level.  18 boats with 35 local middle school and high school students participated in the tournament.

Andon Goins brought in 13.52 pounds with 5 fish caught in two days and Co-Angler Caitlyn  Masengale brought in 4 fish weighing 9.22 lbs. Blake Wheat and Will Travis were close behind with 12.68 pounds with 5 fish weighed in for Blake and 3 fish for 6.73 lbs for Will.  The big fish(4.46 lbs) weighed in on the day one belonged to Blake Wheat and the big fish on day 2 belonged to Dillon Nelson(4.68 lbs.)

In the High School division, Angler Ridge Boofer weighed in 7.40 pounds(3 fish) and Co-Angler Dillon nelson weighed in 11.78 lbs(4 fish) to win.

The Rhea Alliance was formed in 2013 by Spring City Chamber’s Jim Reed and Dayton Chamber’s Vaughn Berger.

Junior High Division:

$250.00 College Starter Fund for first place finishers:  Angler Andon Goins  Co-angler: Caitlin Masengale.

High School Division:

$1000.00 scholarship & $2500.00 Bryan Scholarship to 1st place winners, Angler Ridge Boofer and Co-Angler Dillon Nelson.

$500 Scholarship from Madisonville Marine to both 2nd place winners, Angler Brandsford Dean and Co-Angler Austin Goins.

Participating in the tournament this year were:

JR HIGH DIVISION 
AIDEN JANOW
BEN HESTER
BLAKE WHEAT
SHAYLIE NEEDHAM
ANDON GOINS
RILEY WILSON
MASON CALDWELL
JAMES LOGSDON
KARSON JENKINS
WILL TRAVIS
CAITLIN MASENGALE
KANDON RILEY
ELI BALLARD
COLTON TEFFER
HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION
NOAH VARNER
HUNTER PRESLEY
TANNER McCLAIN
BRANDSFORD DEAN
BRANDEN SIMS
ELI GATES
RYAN CAMPBELL
HUNTER FLORY
RIDGE BOOFER
ETHAN MANLEY
ALEX BOLES
DILLON NELSON
GARRETT WHITE
AUSTIN GOINS
BAYLOR DULANEY
PATIENCE HARRIS
CALEB GODSEY
AUSTIN FLORY
BRANDON ILES
TUCKER MATHIS
TAPANGA HARRIS

 

 

All Junior High and High School Anglers.

 

Vaughn Berger, Austin Goins, Brandsford Dean, Dillon Nelson, Jim Reed and Ridge Boofer.

 

Vaughn Berger, Andon Goins,, Jim Reed, Caitlyn Massengale, Blake Wheat and Will Travis.

 

 

 

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