Sports
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  • Robby Evans of Flower Mound, Texas, and Blake Blaser of Edmond, Oklahoma, each carded a 1-under-par 71 to claim co-medalist honors Sunday at the AJGA Qualifier for the Lockton Kansas City Junior. In the Girls Division, Taylor Black of Warrensburg, Missouri, and Siyun Liu of Shanghai, China, co-medaled after shooting even-par 72 at Sycamore Ridge Golf Course.
  • Texas game wardens have completed their investigation into an alligator attack that resulted in the death of Tommie Woodard, 28, of St. Louis, Missouri. Investigators concluded that the unprecedented circumstances of the case, believed to be the first fatal alligator attack in Texas on record, warrant no further action. TPWD file photo by Earl Nottingham
  • The drivers and fans didn't seem to notice the heat Saturday night at Grayson County Speedway. Throughout the evening cars bumped and crashed, but tempers were calm. The family atmosphere prevailed with cheers and checkered flags. Come enjoy the action next Saturday night! photos by David Hall and Buzz Cory of Buzz Photos
  • Luke's granddaughter Anna Claire, was excited to see all the "baby" catfish being stocked. photo by Luke Clayton
  • Trout stocking in the Lower Illinois River has been temporarily suspended because of rising water temperatures. Trout stocking will continue as usual at the state's other year-round trout fishery in the Lower Mountain Fork River below Broken Bow dam. (photo by Scott Hood, "Outdoor Oklahoma" 2015 Reader's Photography Showcase)
  • Middle Roaring Fork (Basalt downstream to Carbondale) - The water flow is at 1,000 cubic feet per second in Basalt. And the water has good clarity but it still is a bit on the high side for a better rating. The overall rating is a 7 out of 10 with evening "lightning rounds" ranking at a 10 out of 10 (drakes are going strong from Bonedale all the way to Basalt now). The food sources present are green drakes, caddis, stoneflies, PMD's, and BWO's. The fishermen on the river are doing great during the green drake lightening round around Basalt now, and the caddis dry fly fishing mid-day has been rock solid.
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department fisheries technicians Steven Hise (L) and Wes Dutter transfer striped bass fingerlings from the hauling trailer to containers on board a boat in preparation for stocking them into Possum Kingdom reservoir. Possum Kingdom received 267,748 striped bass fingerlings and 213,209 Florida largemouth bass fingerlings in 2015. photo by Tom Lang, © Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • Kyle Cox of Carrollton, Texas, shot a 10-under-par 206 to claim the victory at the Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior. In the Girls Division, Alisa Chong of Carrollton, Texas, wins after shooting 6-under-par 210 at Abilene Country Club - Fairway Course.
  • Colin Kober of Southlake, Texas, shot a final-round 2-under-par 70 to give him a tournament total of 7-under-par 209 and wins at the Davis Love III Junior Open. In the Girls Division, Emilia Migliaccio of Cary, North Carolina, wins after shooting an even-par 72 to give her a tournament total of 3-under-par 213 at Sea Island Golf Club - Plantation Course.
  • White River -- Paul Bobby at GI on the Fly Guide Service (907-350-6610) said big water flowing on the White River has spread the fish from bank to bank. Trout are plentiful and aggressively feeding. Fly-fishing, spin-fishing and bait fishing all are working well.
  • Fanfelle fires 5-under-par 67 and leads the Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior, Chong cards five birdies and leads Girls Division
  • When visitors travel to Caddo Lake on the Texas-Louisiana border, they may see people canoeing on the blue-green water, navigating between the towering bald cypress trees and the Spanish moss that sweeps down from the branches. They may see fishers catching largemouth bass and families hiking nearby trails. But what visitors might not see is a creature beneath the lake’s surface that is older than the lake itself; in fact, it comes from the oldest animal lineage in North America. photo courtesy TPWD
  • Cox cards seven birdies to take lead at Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior, Cummings shoots 4-under-par to lead Girls Division
  • The 9/10 Boys Fannin National All-Star team competed in the State Tournament in Texarkana the weekend of July 11 – July 12. These boys had a great time at the tournament and played hard all weekend.
  • Excitement was in the air as race car drivers from North Texas and Oklahoma emerged in Bells, Texas on Saturday night for Modified and Stock Car races at Grayson County Speedway. Southerly winds kept the temperatures comfortable for cheering fans. photos by Buzz Cory and David Hall of www.BuzzzPhotos.com
  • Luke's new book, Kill to Grill, is finally in print. Luke discusses the process of writing a book in today's column.
  • Sam Clayman of Dallas, shot a 2-under-par 69 and claimed medalist honors Sunday at the AJGA Qualifier for the Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior. In the Girls Division, Rebecca Reed of Midland, Texas, medaled after shooting even-par 71 at Diamondback Golf Club.
  • Catfish anglers have until July 26 to comment on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's (TPWD) proposed catfish management plan.
  • Texoma: July 12. Elevation 21 ft. above normal, water 78 and murky to muddy. There is still very little access to fishing areas on the lake and boat ramps. Check before going into these areas to launch your boats. If there is a traffic barrier do not drive around it. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair on plastic baits, crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 5-15 ft. along creek channels and shorelines where the water is starting to clear in the upper ends of the creeks. Striped and white bass good on cut bait, sassy shad and live shad at 10-20 ft. below the dam, along the river channel and coves.