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Henry County middle schoolers to attempt to lure in national Bassmaster Junior title

BASSETT – Six Henry County students won this year's Joseph Thomson Memorial 6-Man Virginia State Championship.

Middle schoolers Tate Jones and Fisher Whitlock are advancing to the national competition.

The Bassmaster Junior Championship for second through eighth grade anglers will be held in Huntingdon, Tennessee.

The fast-growing tournament program, which will field up to 50 teams in that group’s championship, will take place August 6 and 7.

As in the high school competitions, they will compete as two-angler teams accompanied by a coach.

The championship will be covered live on and will be reported on in B.A.S.S. Times Magazine.

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