Sports Briefs

Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2002

Weekly Seward derby winner on the Ball

Tom Ball of Albuquerque, N.M., won the weekly $500 prize in the Seward Jackpot Halibut Derby, catching a 91-pound fish to match the target weight exactly while fishing aboard the M/V Emerald Star.

Chris Geisler of Palmer and Doni Rust from Winchester, Ore., tied for the second-place prize of $125 with their 91-pound, 2-ounce catches. Geisler was fishing with Admiral Charters while Rust was fishing with Silver Lining Charters.

Randy Knopik of Seward, also fishing with Silver Lining Charters, took third with an 89-pound, 6-ounce catch.

Daily derby tickets are $5 and a season ticket is $35. For more information, contact the Seward Chamber of Commerce at 224-8051.

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