Boyd and Wiles headed to national championship

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Matt Boyd and Spencer Wiles are headed to the National High School Fishing Championship after finishing third at the TBF High School Fishing Arkansas State Championship May 6 on Lake Ouachita.

The Highland High School duo of Matt Boyd and Spencer Wiles are headed to the National High School Fishing Championship after finishing third at the TBF High School Fishing Arkansas State Championship May 6 on Lake Ouachita.

Boyd and Wiles reeled in five bass weighing 14 pounds, 5 ounces to secure third place out of the 115 teams entered in the annual event. The top 11 finishers earned a spot in the national championship, which is slated for Pickwick Lake in Florence, Ala., June 27-July 1.

The team of Jonathan Pipkins (Benton) and Elijah Luna (Cabot) came in first at the Arkansas State Championship with a total weight of 15 pounds, 7 ounces.

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