The weather cooperated with the Wallback Lake Youth Fishing Derby held on April 19, 2014. It was a beautiful day for the young sportsmen to be outdoors. Young Sportsmen from: Jackson County (1), Fayette County (1), Logan County (1), Braxton County (4), Nicholas County (7), Roane County (18), Kanawha County (20), Calhoun County (34), Clay County (129), totaling 215 sportsmen. The WVDNR furnished the trout and the net. Several fish were caught throughout the morning

The Casting and Turkey Calling contest was held at the Shooting Range. It was sponsored by the Big Knob Hunting Club and Buffalo Creek Watershed.

Winners were: Casting Contest: Preschool-Kindergarten 1st place: Devin Griffin,

2nd place: Sierra Mollohan, 3rd place: Katelyn Mullins. 1st & 2nd Grade: 1st place: Zach Mullins, 2nd place: Steven Rogers, 3rd place: Jacob Legg. 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade: 1st place Ridge Mollohan, 2nd place: Hunter Sizemore, 3rd place: Phillip Brown. 6th, 7th & 8th Grade: 1st place: Brandon McKinney, 2nd place: Chris Moore, 3rd place: Breanna Lane

fd1Youth Turkey Calling Contest Winners: Preschool-Kindergarten: 1st place: Matt Jones, 2nd place: Kiera Davis, 3rd place: Gunner Helmick. 1st & 2nd Grade: 1st place: Makayla Jones, 2nd place: Jlynn Helmick, 3rd place: Jonathan Frame. 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade: 1st place: Zachary Vance, 2nd place: Phillip Brown, 3rd place: Hunter Sizemore. 6th, 7th & 8th Grade: 1st place: Chris Moore, 2nd place: Kole Rhodes, 3rd place: Nate Grove.

Special Volunteers: George Workman & Jade, Timmy Summers, Rick Hannah, Lizemore VFD, Prestera, Tracy, Hunter & Ryan Sizemore, Becky, Robbie, Brittani, Alejandra & Nicholas Hancock, Abigail Moore, Haylie Osborne, Stephen Smith, Demonstrator Joe Crowder tied flies for 102 young fishing people. Joe is a member of the Wild Turkey Federation and also teaches in Clay, Upshur and Kanawha Counties in the Trout Classroom Program. Jerry Duffield, Wildlife Manager in WVDNR, demonstrated on how to measure a 2 year old black bear. Cheryl Jackson and Melinda Samples, with the Tobacco Coalition, talked and played games with the sportsmen.

Sponsors were: WVDNR, Morgan Triplett re-elect for Clay Board of Education, Clay Lions Club, Zoom Bait, Betts Tackle Co., Dick’s Sporting Goods, Leland’s Lures, Mike Pierson reelect for Clay County Commission, Jerry Linkinoggor – Clay County Commissioner, Arlene Tucker – Clay County Commissioner, Clay Family Resource Network, Clay Farm Bureau, Clay County Bank, Little Country Feed, Cunningham Motors, Jim “ROHO” Ryan candidate for Clay Board of Education, Pennington Auto Supply, Greg Fitzwater candidate for Clay County Commission, Ferrebee’s Auto Body, Magic Products, Danielson Co., ACCAD Corporation, Mister Twister LLC, Garrett Samples candidate for Clay County Sheriff, Jeanie’s Real Estate & Auction, Roger Hanshaw candidate for House of Delegates, Clay Auto Parts, Ron Shamblin, Rodney & Melissa McLaughlin, Signature Signs, CONSOL, G&M Auto Repair, David Walker re-elect for House of Delegates, Joe Crowder, David Holcomb candidate for Clay County Sheriff, TTI-Blakemore, Beyond the Backyard, Coal Clean, Frank & Kim Childers, Nettles Equipment, Dr. Michaela Kessler, Salisbury Auto Salvage, Appalachian Atlantic Sales, Big Game International, Jason Triplett candidate for Clay Board of Education,

Advantage Home Health, Michael Asbury Clay County Circuit Clerk, Senator Sam Cann re-elect for Senate, Wilson-Shamblin-Smith-Pennington Funeral Home, Hubbard Construction, Bullard’s Exxon, Smiley’s Exxon, Jamie Morris, Legg’s Welding, Pepsi, Mike & Bobbi Morris, Carol’s Crossroads Best, Leonard Williams, Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle, Friendly Bass & Buck, CONNIE’S, Board Members of the CAEZ, Larry Truman, CW Wholesale & Monuments, Ernie Nester Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Cabela’s, Lance’s, Cheryl White candidate for Clay Board of Education, Go Mart, Clay Lumber, Brian & Rene Moore, Frank & Toni Childers, Strata Timber Products, Appalachian Lumber, Allen Hamrick.

We want to thank each and every one for attending and sponsoring this event. It could not be done with out your support.

Connie & Jackie Sizemore